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The Economic Costs of Erdoğan

Monday, August 27, 2018

Professor Ron Leven

Ronald Leven Joins Duke Financial Economics Center as Huff Professor of the Practice

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
The Department of Economics is pleased to welcome Dr. Ronald Leven as Huff Professor of the Practice with the Duke Financial Economics Center (DFE). Originally from St. Louis, Leven is a second-generation economist—his father also worked in the field. Any chance his kids will carry on the torch? “I... Read More »
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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. 
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Fighting Tax Dodgers Can Kill Economic Growth

Monday, July 30, 2018
Bloomberg
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
Bloomberg
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
ThinkProgress
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. 

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