Headshot of Lori Zagiba

Enduring Lessons of Leadership

Monday, January 7, 2019
Duke Econ's Administrative Manager Lori Zagiba was recently interviewed to talk about her experience with Duke's Leadership Academy. 
View of the Atlanta skyline

Faculty and Grad Students Attend 2019 AEA Conference

Friday, January 4, 2019
It’s that time of year, the first weekend in January when thousands of economists descend in droves on an unsuspecting city. This year the city is Atlanta, and Duke faculty and graduate students are attending the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Economic Association (AEA) on Jan.... Read More »
Cars line up to pass a border crossing

Economists, Business Owners Worry About Impact of Potential Border Closure

Thursday, January 3, 2019
Professor Craig Burnside comments on economic implications regarding recent White House actions concerning the proposed border wall. 
A male student dressed as Janet Yellen, Janet Yellen on the right

First-Year Strikes Up Unlikely Friendship with Janet Yellen

Thursday, December 13, 2018
A male student dressed as Janet Yellen
Josh Berman never expected Janet Yellen to respond. The first-year emailed the former chair of the Federal Reserve about a project he was doing for Professor Bruce Caldwell’s Freedom and the History of Economics class. The first email he sent to an address he found online bounced. His second... Read More »
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.
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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 »