Duke Financial Economics Center
The Duke Financial Economics Center (DFE) seeks to become a leader in the field of financial education by leveraging Duke University's renowned liberal arts curriculum and world-class faculty through teaching, research, innovative programming, and alumni engagement. A core objective of the DFE is to empower all Duke undergraduates, regardless of academic focus, to enter finance careers uniquely prepared to succeed.
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Facilitating Finance Education
The DFE continually strives to increase the number, breadth, and depth of finance courses offered through the Department of Economics and maintain a core group of finance-focused faculty.
The DFE was integral in introducing the finance minor and finance concentration. The finance minor allows Duke’s non-economics majors to access finance education, while the finance concentration enables economics majors to focus their studies in financial economics.
In partnership with corporate sponsors, the DFE hosts a wide range of extracurricular undergraduate programs — from competitions to discussion groups — for students to learn more about the field of finance and network with professionals in the financial markets. Students may choose to participate in any or all of the various events regardless of major.
Engaging Students, Faculty, and Alumni
Through the DFE's three study-away programs, students take courses with Duke-affiliated faculty and connect with the extensive alumni network in New York, London, and Chicago.
Additionally, the DFE regularly invites financial practitioners, who are often Duke alumni, to campus to interact with students.
We also work with finance-related student organizations on campus to improve their resources and effectiveness.
Creating New Opportunities in Research
Duke has a long history of distinguished faculty generating cutting-edge research in financial economics. The DFE contributes to this tradition by funding faculty positions for scholars accomplished in the area of financial economics.