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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 »
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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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Duke Econ Professor Explores Link Between President Trump's Tweets and the Perception of Central Bank Independence

Friday, October 4, 2019
President Trump is known for his provacative and often inflammatory tweets, raging against everything from movie stars to the Federal Reserve. Is it possible these tweets actually have an impact on monetary policy? How are people perceiving the effects of these tweets on monetary policy? A new NBER... Read More »
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Ph.D. Alumna Named Saieh Family Fellow in Economics

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Ph.D. alumna Margaux Luflade ('18) was named one of the first Saieh Family Fellows in Economics at the University of Chicago. The postdoctoral fellowship "offers early-career economists who have completed their doctorates an opportunity to explore research interests and to further develop their... Read More »
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Give Women Credit

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
A new paper by professor Erica Field and co-authors examines the apparent gender gap when it comes to entrepreneurship. "In dual-entrepreneur households, where both a husband and wife have their own separate businesses, many women invest the money into their husband’s more profitable enterprise... Read More »

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