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The mPower team celebrates following the Hult regional competition in Mexico.

Duke Sophomores Aim to Transform Cold Storage in India

Friday, April 27, 2018
Duke Today
An interdisciplinary team of Duke sophomores is heading to the Hult Prize finals with an idea to address India’s shortage of agricultural cold storage solutions by offering a novel storage and distribution network that compensates farmers and simplifies the supply chain. 
Professor William Darity, Jr.

What We Get Wrong About Closing the Racial Wealth Gap

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Fortune
In a new report led by Professors William Darity, Jr. and Darrick Hamilton (New School), as explained by co-author Antonio Moore, researchers illustrate the scale of the racial wealth gap, debunk 10 commonly held myths, and offer solutions for confronting the problem. 
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Doctoral Students Present Research at International Industrial Organization Conference

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Four Duke Economics doctoral candidates recently presented research at the 16th Annual International Industrial Organization Conference (IIOC) in Indianapolis, Ind. Organized by the Industrial Organization Society, the IIOC features research on antitrust policy, regulatory policy, and competition... Read More »
Graduates

Changes Across Cohorts in Wage Returns to Schooling and Early Work Experience

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
VoxEU
A new VoxEU column summarizes research by Professors V. Joseph Hotz and Arnaud Maurel, and alumni Jared Ashworth and Tyler Ransom that examines the effect of schooling and early career work experience on later life wages. 
Truman Scholars Kushal Kadakia and Claire Wang

Two Duke Students Selected as Truman Scholars

Monday, April 16, 2018
Duke Today
Duke University juniors Kushal Kadakia and Claire Wang, an economics minor, are among 59 students selected nationally as 2018 Truman Scholars. Students are selected based on their leadership potential, high academic achievement, and a commitment to careers in public service and advocacy. 
Jisoo Yoon (B.S. '15) discusses her research at the 2015 Honors Poster Session.

Department Hosts Honors Program Events on April 24 and 27

Friday, April 13, 2018
The Department of Economics welcomes all members of the Duke community to come learn more about the research our undergraduates have completed as part of the 2017-18 Honors Program. This year, an anticipated 35 honors students are expected to compete for the following awards: Best Honors... Read More »
2018 Udall Scholars: Shandiin Herrera, Shomik Verma, Claire Wang

Three Duke Students Named Udall Scholars

Thursday, April 12, 2018
Duke Today
Three Duke University students — including economics minor Claire Wang — are recipients of the Udall Scholarship, which recognizes students who have demonstrated a commitment to careers in the environment or Native American tribal public policy or healthcare.
Dr. Celestin Monga

Said@Duke: Célestin Monga on Africa's Challenges and Future

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Duke Today
via Duke Today: "There is no problem that any African country is facing today that hasn't been seen elsewhere and successfully addressed." Célestin Monga, vice president and chief economist of the African Development Bank Group, gave the African Initiative Keynote Lecture on African Economic... Read More »
Maria Zhu, Marchinal Madness 2018 Winner

Ph.D. Candidate Maria Zhu Wins Duke Econ Bracket Challenge

Friday, April 6, 2018
This year’s men’s basketball tournament challenge was a tumultuous one, to say the least. The leaderboard for the Duke Economics Marchinal Madness group experienced more volatility than the stock market, and frontrunners fell out of the top spots as quickly as others rose to take their places. But... Read More »
Duke Economics honors program students and Professor Michelle Connolly at the department's commencement ceremony in 2017.

Duke Reclaims Title as Best School in U.S. for Economics

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Duke University has reclaimed the No. 1 spot in a new ranking of best economics colleges for undergraduates in the United States. The remaining top five schools include Harvard, Columbia, University of Chicago, and Georgetown. Duke previously beat Harvard and Yale for the top spot in 2014 and was... Read More »

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