Professor Peter Arcidiacono

Professor Peter Arcidiacono Named as 2018 Fellow of the Econometric Society

Monday, November 12, 2018
The Duke Economics Department is pleased to announce that professor Peter Arcidiacono has been named as one of the 22 new Fellows of the Econometric Society for 2018.    The Econometrics Society is an international, independent society for the... Read More »
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AEA Chart of the Week: Economic Shocks and Crime: Evidence from the Brazilian Trade Liberalization

Friday, November 9, 2018
Professor Rafael Dix-Carneiro's recent paper on economic effects on local crime rates in Brazil was featured as the AEA Chart of the Week.
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Duke Economics to Co-Sponsor Inaugural Conference on International Development

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Duke University will host its first multidisciplinary conference on international development on Nov. 15 and 16 in Perkins Library and Penn Pavilion. Duke Economics is a co-sponsor of the event. The conference, “The New Building Blocks of Development,” will feature Duke faculty from across the... Read More »
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Duke Financial Economics Center Debuts Student Advisory Committee

Friday, November 2, 2018
The Duke Financial Economics Center (DFE) has launched the new Student Advisory Committee for the 2018-2019 school year. Program coordinator Jennifer Valentyn, who is helping support the committee, says the goal is to provide a student perspective on current DFE programs, including how they... Read More »
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Can Smartphones for Women in Chhattisgarh Help in Economic Development?

Thursday, October 25, 2018
A new report co-authored by professor Erica Field highlights the economic benefit of women having access to and owning mobile phones. 
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Average Price of a JD Drops Amid Declining Class Sizes, Costing $1.5B a Year in Lost Tuition

Friday, October 12, 2018
A new study by Professor Emma Rasiel shows that law schools have cut class sizes and offered tuition discounts that lowered the average inflation-adjusted cost of a law degree by 6 percent.
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Turkey Vows To Buy Iranian Energy, Setting Up Possible Confrontation With U.S.

Monday, October 8, 2018
Professor Timur Kiran comments on the recent vow by Turkey's Erdogan to continue purchasing Iranian natural gas despite sanctions imposed by the United States
Bocar Ba

Duke Economics Welcomes Bocar Ba

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Duke Economics is pleased to welcome postdoctoral associate Bocar Ba to the department for the 2018-2019 school year. Ba grew up in France, and then moved to Canada, where he did his undergraduate degree. He then did his doctoral studies at the University of Chicago, where he... Read More »
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Duke Economics Hosts Homecoming Happy Hour

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
The sun was hot and the drinks were cold as the Economics Graduate Student Committee (EGSC) threw the first-ever Homecoming Happy Hour. Faculty, staff, students, and alumni gathered behind the Social Sciences building to mingle and reminisce about their days in Duke Economics. Normally, the EGSC... Read More »
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The Seafood Trade Deficit is a Diversionary Tactic

Monday, September 24, 2018
Professor Martin D. Smith gives his opinion on the U.S. seafood trade deficit, and explains why the U.S. should run a seafood trade deficit.