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One Cheerful Explanation for Why Workers’ Share of Income is Shrinking

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
A new study by Professor Matthias Kehrig and Nicolas Vincent of Université de Montréal explores how much compensation labor gets in U.S. manufacturing, 
The White House

How Elizabeth Warren is Taking on America's Housing Affordability Crisis

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Professor Sandy Darity is quoted in response to Elizabeth Warren's plan to combat the housing inequality crisis in the United States. 
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Study: Immigrant Kids Deliberately Build STEM Skills

Thursday, January 10, 2019
New research by professor Marcos Rangel and co-author Ying Shi of Stanford shows that children immigrants to the U.S. study more math and science, which leads them to more STEM careers.
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Enduring Lessons of Leadership

Monday, January 7, 2019
Duke Econ's Administrative Manager Lori Zagiba was recently interviewed to talk about her experience with Duke's Leadership Academy. 
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Faculty and Grad Students Attend 2019 AEA Conference

Friday, January 4, 2019
It’s that time of year, the first weekend in January when thousands of economists descend in droves on an unsuspecting city. This year the city is Atlanta, and Duke faculty and graduate students are attending the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Economic Association (AEA) on Jan.... Read More »
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Economists, Business Owners Worry About Impact of Potential Border Closure

Thursday, January 3, 2019
Professor Craig Burnside comments on economic implications regarding recent White House actions concerning the proposed border wall. 
A male student dressed as Janet Yellen, Janet Yellen on the right

First-Year Strikes Up Unlikely Friendship with Janet Yellen

Thursday, December 13, 2018
A male student dressed as Janet Yellen
Josh Berman never expected Janet Yellen to respond. The first-year emailed the former chair of the Federal Reserve about a project he was doing for Professor Bruce Caldwell’s Freedom and the History of Economics class. The first email he sent to an address he found online bounced. His second... Read More »
Vladimir G. Treml

In Memoriam: Vladimir G. Treml

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Vladimir G. Treml, Professor of Economics at Duke University from 1967-1999, died on November 9, 2018. He was 89 years old. Treml was an expert in the field of Soviet economics, and his impact on the field has been far-reaching.   Treml was born in Kharkiv (Kharkov) in... Read More »
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Booker’s Ambitious Proposal to Close the Racial Wealth Gap

Friday, November 30, 2018
Senator Cory Booker gets behind professor William Darity's idea of "baby bonds", where at birth every American is given a cash account that could be used in adulthood to climb the ladder of economic success.
Professor Emma Rasiel

Rasiel appointed as Eads Professor of the Practice in Energy

Friday, November 16, 2018
Professor Emma Rasiel has been appointed as the as the Eads Professor of the Practice in Energy by the Duke University Energy Initiative and Fuqua School of Business.