Jisoo Yoon (B.S. '15) discusses her research at the 2015 Honors Poster Session.

Department Hosts Honors Program Events on April 24 and 27

Friday, April 13, 2018
The Department of Economics welcomes all members of the Duke community to come learn more about the research our undergraduates have completed as part of the 2017-18 Honors Program. This year, an anticipated 35 honors students are expected to compete for the following awards: Best Honors... Read More »
2018 Udall Scholars: Shandiin Herrera, Shomik Verma, Claire Wang

Three Duke Students Named Udall Scholars

Thursday, April 12, 2018
Duke Today
Three Duke University students — including economics minor Claire Wang — are recipients of the Udall Scholarship, which recognizes students who have demonstrated a commitment to careers in the environment or Native American tribal public policy or healthcare.
Dr. Celestin Monga

Said@Duke: Célestin Monga on Africa's Challenges and Future

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Duke Today
via Duke Today: "There is no problem that any African country is facing today that hasn't been seen elsewhere and successfully addressed." Célestin Monga, vice president and chief economist of the African Development Bank Group, gave the African Initiative Keynote Lecture on African Economic... Read More »
Maria Zhu, Marchinal Madness 2018 Winner

Ph.D. Candidate Maria Zhu Wins Duke Econ Bracket Challenge

Friday, April 6, 2018
This year’s men’s basketball tournament challenge was a tumultuous one, to say the least. The leaderboard for the Duke Economics Marchinal Madness group experienced more volatility than the stock market, and frontrunners fell out of the top spots as quickly as others rose to take their places. But... Read More »
Duke Economics honors program students and Professor Michelle Connolly at the department's commencement ceremony in 2017.

Duke Reclaims Title as Best School in U.S. for Economics

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Duke University has reclaimed the No. 1 spot in a new ranking of best economics colleges for undergraduates in the United States. The remaining top five schools include Harvard, Columbia, University of Chicago, and Georgetown. Duke previously beat Harvard and Yale for the top spot in 2014 and was... Read More »
Suhani Jalota

30 Under 30 Asia 2018: Social Entrepreneurs

Friday, March 30, 2018
Alumna Suhani Jalota (B.S. '16) has been recognized by Forbes for her work in social entrepreneurship. Jalota is the founder and CEO of the Myna Mahila Foundation, which provides impoverished women in India with affordable health products such as sanitary napkins.
'Can It Happen Here? Authoritarianism in America' book cover

‘Another Road to Serfdom’: Q&A With Timur Kuran

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Is the United States sliding toward dictatorship? Can the nation reverse course, or is the damage already done? Professor Timur Kuran is among the authors featured in “Can It Happen Here? Authoritarianism in America,” published on Mar. 6. Edited by Harvard Law Professor Cass R. Sunstein, this... Read More »
Trump Touts Tariffs, But Will They Cure the Import Problem?

Trump Touts Tariffs, But Will They Cure the Import Problem?

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The import penalties from President Trump's proposed tariffs may not wreak as much economic havoc as opponents fear, but they may not provide the magnitude of relief the White House is promising either. Professor Allan Collard-Wexler weighs in for the Post-Gazette.
And the Amazon Winner Should Be ...?

And the Amazon Winner Should Be ...?

Monday, March 12, 2018
News & Observer
Duke Economics senior Anna Kropf, whose honors thesis examines "city-based factors for entrepreneurial attractiveness," explains why Amazon should consider Austin, Philadelphia, and the Raleigh area as the most attractive options for its highly anticipated second headquarters.
Alumna Lucy Xiaolu Wang (MAE '14) on How Health IT Reduces Opioid-Related Deaths

Alumna Lucy Xiaolu Wang (MAE '14) on How Health IT Reduces Opioid-Related Deaths

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
American Economic Association
Alumna Lucy Xiaolu Wang (MAE '14), currently a doctoral candidate at Cornell University, recently sat down with the AEA to talk about prescription drug monitoring programs and how health IT can improve them to reduce the number of opioid-related deaths.