Norma Padron

Alumni Spotlight: Norma Padrón (MAE '08)

Monday, March 25, 2019
Norma Padrón (MAE ‘08) has always been interested in the intersection of healthcare and economics. She grew up in a small town in south Texas right on the border with Mexico. “I was really interested in understanding the social and economic aspects of the region, particularly those... Read More »
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Duke Economics Alumnus Elected President of National Economic Association

Friday, March 1, 2019
Duke Economics alumnus Omari Swinton was recently elected as the president of the National Economic Association (NEA). Swinton completed both his MA and Ph.D. in economics at Duke (’03 and ’07), and is currently an associate professor of economics at Howard University. Professor... Read More »
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Duke Economics to Co-Host First Annual Triangle Applied Micro Conference

Friday, February 22, 2019
Duke Economics, along with economics departments at North Carolina State University and University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, will be hosting the first annual Triangle Applied Micro Conference. Costas Meghir (Yale) and Petra Todd (University of Pennsylvania) have been announced as... Read More »
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A $300 Billion Business Tax Break Meant to Raise Wages is Instead Helping Companies Replace Workers with Machines, Study Says

Monday, February 18, 2019
A new working paper by professor Juan Carlos Suárez Serrato and co-authors looks at the results of $300 billion dollar tax break that was meant to boost both hiring and wages.
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Professor Vincent Conitzer Elected Fellow for Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Professor Vincent Conitzer was recently inducted as a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), for his contributions to the field of artificial intelligence.  Conitzer has a secondary appointment in economics.
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Faculty to Pursue Collaborations through 2019 Intellectual Community Planning Grants

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Several Duke Economics faculty members received 2019 Intellectual Community Planning Grants. The offices of the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies and the Executive Vice Provost oversee this seed grant program, and the grant funding covers the cost of food, meeting venues,... Read More »
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Does Your Opinion Define You?

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Professor Timur Kiran's concept of "preference falsification" is cited in an article that discusses the value of one's opinion. 
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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, 
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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.