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Duke Financial Economics Center Debuts Student Advisory Committee

Friday, November 2, 2018
The Duke Financial Economics Center (DFE) has launched the new Student Advisory Committee for the 2018-2019 school year. Program coordinator Jennifer Valentyn, who is helping support the committee, says the goal is to provide a student perspective on current DFE programs, including how they... Read More »
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Can Smartphones for Women in Chhattisgarh Help in Economic Development?

Thursday, October 25, 2018
A new report co-authored by professor Erica Field highlights the economic benefit of women having access to and owning mobile phones. 
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Average Price of a JD Drops Amid Declining Class Sizes, Costing $1.5B a Year in Lost Tuition

Friday, October 12, 2018
A new study by Professor Emma Rasiel shows that law schools have cut class sizes and offered tuition discounts that lowered the average inflation-adjusted cost of a law degree by 6 percent.
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Turkey Vows To Buy Iranian Energy, Setting Up Possible Confrontation With U.S.

Monday, October 8, 2018
Professor Timur Kiran comments on the recent vow by Turkey's Erdogan to continue purchasing Iranian natural gas despite sanctions imposed by the United States
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Duke Economics Welcomes Bocar Ba

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Duke Economics is pleased to welcome postdoctoral associate Bocar Ba to the department for the 2018-2019 school year. Ba grew up in France, and then moved to Canada, where he did his undergraduate degree. He then did his doctoral studies at the University of Chicago, where he... Read More »
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Duke Economics Hosts Homecoming Happy Hour

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
The sun was hot and the drinks were cold as the Economics Graduate Student Committee (EGSC) threw the first-ever Homecoming Happy Hour. Faculty, staff, students, and alumni gathered behind the Social Sciences building to mingle and reminisce about their days in Duke Economics. Normally, the EGSC... Read More »
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The Seafood Trade Deficit is a Diversionary Tactic

Monday, September 24, 2018
Professor Martin D. Smith gives his opinion on the U.S. seafood trade deficit, and explains why the U.S. should run a seafood trade deficit. 
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Chinese companies leverage 'research and development' for tax cuts, study finds

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Professor Juan Carlos Suárez Serrato talks to the Duke Chronicle about his recent study that looks into how corporations are taking advantage of China's policy to incentivize research and development investment through tax cuts by relabeling their expenses as research and development... Read More »
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Racial Wealth Inequality Overlooked as Cause of Urban Unrest, Study Says

Friday, September 14, 2018
Professor William Darity discusses the effects of urban unrest due to racial wealth inequality. 
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Center for the History of Political Economy Welcome HOPE Fellows

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
The Center for the History of Political Economy recently welcomed a new cohort of HOPE Scholars. Every year, scholars from around the globe come to the Center to share their ideas, theories, and research on the history of political economy. Scholars come for either a semester or a full academic... Read More »

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