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Professor Peter Arcidiacono

Professor Peter Arcidiacono Recognized for Contribution to U.S. Education Policy Research

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Duke Economics professor Peter Arcidiacono has been named as one of the top education scholars in the United States by American Enterprise Institute director of education policy studies and Education Week blogger Frederick M. Hess. The ranking was released Wednesday, January 8.... Read More »
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2040 Vision: What Will Durham Look Like in 2040?

Monday, January 6, 2020
Professor Charles Becker weighs in on what Durham will look like in 20 years. Becker currently teaches an urban and real estate economics course that focuses on Durham.
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Duke Econ Faculty and Graduate Students to Attend Annual ASSA Meeting in San Diego

Thursday, January 2, 2020
San Diego, California. Land of sun, surf, and…economists? That’s right, it’s that time of year. The annual ASSA meeting will be held January 3 - 5, 2020. Duke faculty and graduate students will be presenting or participating as chairs, co-authors, discussants, and panelists, while Ph.D ... Read More »
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Duke Economics Celebrates Milestones for Faculty and Staff

Friday, December 20, 2019
2019 is coming to a close, and Duke Economics is celebrating milestones for several faculty and staff in the department. In 2019, Pietro Peretto celebrated 25 years at Duke. Faculty and staff celebrating 20 years at Duke are Peter Arcidiacono, Amy Clayton, Connel Fullenkamp, and Thomas Nechyba... Read More »
Professor Vincent Conitzer

Professor Vincent Conitzer Recognized by Association for Computing Machinery

Thursday, December 12, 2019
Professor Vincent Conitzer was recently recognized as one of 58 professionals that has made substantive contributions to the field of computing technology. 
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Duke Students Tackle Interviews Involving Artificial Intelligence

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Companies are using different tactics when it comes to interviewing students. DFE teaching director Emma Rasiel is helping students prepare for these unconventional interviews. 
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Steve Medema's New Book Offers Concise Discussions of Economics Topics

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Professor Steve Medema's new book on this history of several topics in economics is available this month. 
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Living Whales are Worth an Enormous Amount of Money

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Reasearch done by professor Connel Fullenkamp and co-authors look at how much whales are worth and what kind of impact they have on the environment (and the economy). 
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With Plans To Pay Slavery Reparations, Two Seminaries Prompt A Broader Debate

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Professor Sandy Darity talks with NPR about the importance of paying reparations for slavery, which two seminaries have recently committed to doing. 
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A Face-Scanning Algorithm Increasingly Decides Whether You Deserve the Job

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Professor Emma Rasiel is quoted in an article about HireVue, a video job hiring system that many employers are using to interview applicants. Rasiel talks about how Duke Economics is preparing students for these interviews and how they can present themselves in the best light. 

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