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Fact check: Trump says North Carolina’s Economy is the ‘best’ in State History

Monday, July 29, 2019
President Trump says that the North Carolina economy is the "best" in state history. Professor Michelle Connolly breaks down the claim. 
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Staff Spotlight: Chelsea Fillippa

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
It was a leap of faith that brought Chelsea Fillippa to Duke. After being at her previous job for two years, the Pittsburgh native was ready for a change of scenery. “I came to Durham for a conference in May 2018 for my previous job and really enjoyed the area and people that I interacted with... Read More »
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Chart of the Week: Measuring Misallocation

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Professor Allan Collard-Wexler's research is featured as the AEA Chart of the Week. Collard-Wexler and co-authors found that "found that nearly $750 billion of global oil production was misallocated from 1970 to 2014." 
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HOPE Center Holds Annual Summer Institute

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Summer may be quieter around Duke's campus, but the Center for the History of Political Economy (HOPE Center) is keeping plenty busy. 26 participants gathered at Duke from around the world for the 2019 Summer Institute on the History of Economics from June 10 through 19, 2019. The... Read More »
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Staff Spotlight: Christyn Klinck

Friday, June 21, 2019
It’s been a busy year for Graduate Program Coordinator Christyn Klinck. Klinck joined Duke Econ at the EcoTeach Center last summer after working at the Fuqua School of Business. Although she had wonderful co-workers, she missed the day-to-day interaction with students. When the program coordinator... Read More »
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Guns are Often Obtained Just Days Before a Crime, Study Finds

Thursday, June 20, 2019
A new study co-authored by professor Philip J. Cook looks at how much time is between the purchase of a gun and when it was used for a crime. 
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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. 
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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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