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Duke Economics Now On Ustream

Tuesday, August 17, 2010
17 August 2010 12:00AM The Department of Economics is now using the Ustream website platform to offer interested individuals "a window" into the many activities happening in the department. Segments of events like Master's student orientation, conferences, graduation ceremonies, and Financial... Read More »
Junior Joe Pak Devotes Himself to Soccer and Economics

Junior Joe Pak Devotes Himself to Soccer and Economics

Monday, August 16, 2010
16 August 2010 12:00AM “My grandma always asks what my major is,” junior Joe Pak said. “When I remind her it’s economics, she then asks ‘Are you sure you don’t want to be a doctor?’”  
America's Recovery: Off-target and Insufficient Gov't Response

America's Recovery: Off-target and Insufficient Gov't Response

Tuesday, August 10, 2010
10 August 2010 12:00AM "After the buy-now-and-pay-later economy crashed, we chose a buy-now-and-pay-later recovery," said Professor Connel Fullenkamp, a specialist in economic policy and the regulation of financial markets. He offers his perspective on the economic recovery and the government's... Read More »
Bianchi Wins Zellner Thesis Award

Bianchi Wins Zellner Thesis Award

Friday, August 6, 2010
06 August 2010 12:00AM Assistant Professor Francesco Bianchi recently won the 2010 Zellner Thesis Award for his dissertation written at Princeton University.  The award is given annually for the best Ph.D. thesis addressing an applied problem in business and economic statistics. It is intended to... Read More »
Research Spotlight: Assistant Professor Andrew Sweeting

Research Spotlight: Assistant Professor Andrew Sweeting

Monday, August 2, 2010
02 August 2010 12:00AM Download this article to read as a PDF. A specialist in industrial organization (IO), Professor Andrew Sweeting examines firm behavior and the performance of markets, especially those with a limited number of competitors. Sweeting is particularly interested in antitrust... Read More »

The Goodner Project Allows Students to Learn Portfolio Management From Professionals

Monday, August 2, 2010
02 August 2010 12:00AM The Goodner Project will be a signature initiative in the new Duke Financial Economics Center, providing Duke undergraduates the opportunity to learn and practice real-world investment strategies with guidance and mentoring from a Wall Street veteran, in conjunction with a... Read More »
Undergraduates Invited to Participate in Fuqua Entrepreneurship Program

Undergraduates Invited to Participate in Fuqua Entrepreneurship Program

Monday, August 2, 2010
02 August 2010 12:00AM The Fuqua Program for Entrepreneurs is designed to help entrepreneurial Duke students launch new businesses, in teams led by Fuqua MBAs. Undergraduates have the opportunity to join an entrepreneurial team at various stages (at the discretion of the MBA team leader) and... Read More »
John Caccavale Joins the DFE as Executive Director

John Caccavale Joins the DFE as Executive Director

Sunday, August 1, 2010
01 August 2010 12:00AM The DFE is delighted to announce that John Caccavale will join the Duke Financial Economics Centers in August as Executive Director. Caccavale is a Duke alum with nearly 30 years of experience in the financial markets. He began his Wall Street career with JP Morgan on the... Read More »
Bloomberg Collaborates with Duke University to Develop “Bloomberg Aptitude Test”

Bloomberg Collaborates with Duke University to Develop “Bloomberg Aptitude Test”

Thursday, July 29, 2010
29 July 2010 12:00AM Bloomberg , the financial data, news and software company, is building a new global standardized test (the “Bloomberg Aptitude Test” or “BAT”), targeting undergraduate students, to measure a candidate’s level of financial knowledge and overall aptitude to succeed as a financial... Read More »
Undergraduates Learn Equity Valuation from a Legal Perspective

Undergraduates Learn Equity Valuation from a Legal Perspective

Thursday, July 29, 2010
29 July 2010 12:00AM Professor Bill Brown in the Law School will invite several undergraduates to enroll (via an independent study) in Law 353: Equity Evaluation and Financial Statement Analysis in Fall 2010. This course is designed to give the advanced law student a deeper dive into important... Read More »

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