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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 »
Senator Cory Booker addresses a crowd

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. 
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 »
Chart on Brazilian trade crime

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.
An arial view of colorful buildings

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 »
5 students standing in front of the DFE sign

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 »
Hand holding a smart phone

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. 
Gavel on a table

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.
Erdogan and Rouhani shaking hands

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

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