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National Champion Duke Debate Team Reflect on Their Underdog Victory

Monday, June 3, 2019
Economics major Jenny Jiao helped lead the Duke Debate Team to victory at the recent United States Universities Debating Championship at Clemson University. 
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What Reparations for Slavery Might Look Like in 2019

Thursday, May 30, 2019
Professor William Sandy Darity Jr.'s ideas on how best to solve the issue of income inequality among African Americans are discussed. 
Alumna Pogue with her award

MA Alumna Receives Award, Speaks at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University Graduation

Monday, May 20, 2019
Ye Pogue, M.A. '12, recently graduated from The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University was awarded the Barbara Wakefield Award, which is presented annually to a student who has contributed significantly to community-building within and outside of Heller... Read More »
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Duke Economics Celebrates Spring 2019 Graduates

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Excitement was in the air at Cameron Indoor Stadium on May 12. It wasn’t a basketball game taking place in the iconic stadium, however, it was the Duke Economics commencement ceremony. Students and their families, friends, and supporters gathered to celebrated the years of hard work these students... Read More »
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Duke Financial Economics Center Offers Mindfulness Training to Duke Students

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Stress, anxiety, and fear of missing out are familiar to Duke students, whether they be undergraduates or Ph.D. students. While there’s no way to avoid that in the world of academia, Duke Financial Economics Center (DFE) program coordinator Jennifer Valentyn wants to help equip students... Read More »
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Graduate Students Establish Networks for Environmental Justice and Molecular Simulation

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Ph.D. student Wen Wang was among two groups of students who were recently awarded one of two Duke Support for Interdisciplinary Graduate Networks (D-SIGN) grants by the Office of the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies. Wang's group is focused on creating a network focusing on... Read More »
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Duke Economics Grad Drafted to New York Giants

Friday, April 26, 2019
Daniel Jones, who graduated from Duke in December with an economics degree, was the number six draft pick for the New York Giants. Jones played quarterback for Duke. 
3 DFE Award Winners

Duke Financial Economics Center Names Echavarria, Foreman, and Jüttner 2019 Leadership Award Winners

Friday, April 19, 2019
With the close of every spring semester, the Duke Financial Economics Center (DFE) awards one to three seniors the DFE Leadership Award in recognition of their contributions to the center, commitment to mentorship, and initiative in pursuing finance at Duke. DFE faculty have selected Cipriano... Read More »
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Kevin Roberts Wins Annual Marchinal Madness Bracket Challenge

Monday, April 15, 2019
This year’s March Madness was filled with twists and turns. From busted brackets to underdog victories, no one could have predicted how it would turn out. No one except Kevin Roberts, a second-year Ph.D. student who was the undisputed winner of Duke Economics annual Marchinal Madness bracket.... Read More »
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Student Voices: Junior Economics Major Strives for Balance in Her Academic, Professional, and Personal Life

Thursday, April 11, 2019
Abby Sparrow ’20 has always been a numbers person. “Math has been my strong suit in school since I was very young,” said Sparrow, who is now a double major in economics with a finance concentration and mathematics. “Finance is the perfect marriage of my interest in economic... Read More »

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