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New Cohort of Economics Ph.D. Students Welcomed with Orientation, Math Camp

Thursday, August 16, 2018
“Getting my Ph.D. was the best of times and the worst of times, and hopefully it will be the same for you.” With that, Director of Undergraduate Studies Dr. Connel Fullenkamp welcomed the newest cohort of economics Ph.D. students to Duke’s campus. While it may still feel like summer in Durham,... Read More »
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Economics Graduate Student Committee Prepares for 2018-19 School Year

Monday, August 13, 2018
The start of the academic year is approaching, and the heads of the Economics Graduate Student Committee (EGSC) are gearing up for another year of networking opportunities, peer mentoring, and, of course, happy hours. For the 2018-19 school year, Luke Fesko, Erica Liu, and Gabor... Read More »
Steel structure

A Company Owner Asks His Customers for Understanding—and Help—After Raising Prices In the Wake of Trump’s Steel Tariffs

Monday, July 30, 2018
The New Yorker
Professor Allan Collard-Wexler commented on the recent steel tariffs and the potential impact they may have on prices going forward. 
A stack of dollar bills

Fighting Tax Dodgers Can Kill Economic Growth

Monday, July 30, 2018
What are the economic consequences when corporations are not able to use tax havens? Professor Juan Carlos Suarez Serrato's recent paper on the unintended results of the elimination of tax havens is used by Bloomberg to examine the negative effects. 
Professor William Darity, Jr. on Bloomberg

Making a Federal Jobs Guarantee Work

Friday, July 27, 2018
Professor William Darity sits down with Bloomberg's Joe Weisenthal to discuss the federal jobs guarantee. 
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Real Estate Agents Steer People of Color to Neighborhoods With Heavier Pollution, Study Finds

Friday, July 20, 2018
A new study by Professor Christopher Timmins and co-author Peter Christensen confirms observations made by environmental justice experts about the correlations between race and pollution. 
Professor Dan Ariely

25 Top Behavioral Economists

Thursday, July 19, 2018
The Best Schools
Professor Dan Ariely has been recognized as a top behavioral economist by The Best Schools for its list of "influential and vigorously" active faculty researchers in the sub-discipline. 
Pay check

Corporate Tax Cuts Don’t Boost Incomes for Majority of Americans: Study

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
The Fiscal Times
In a working paper published in May, Professor Juan Carlos Suárez Serrato and coauthors found that corporate tax cuts do not provide an income boost to those making under $200,000. 
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The Wage Gap Between White and Black Men Is Growing Wider

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
The Economist
"While highly educated African-Americans are now more successful than ever, the bottom appears to have fallen out for poor blacks." The Economist cites a working paper by Professor Patrick Bayer and co-author Kerwin Kofi Charles (University of Chicago).

Why States Are Raising Less Revenue From Corporate Taxes

Friday, July 6, 2018
Chicago Booth Review
How do state corporate tax cuts actually impact tax revenue and economic activity? Professor Juan Carlos Suárez Serrato and co-author Owen Zidar (University of Chicago) "reject the hypothesis that tax cuts tend to pay for themselves." The Chicago Booth Review spotlights their... Read More »