Finance Announcements

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May 22, 2024

Read an overview of the spring semester's activities:

DFE Spring Update

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April 23, 2024

The Duke Financial Economics Center (DFE) has named five graduating seniors as the 2023-2024 recipients of the DFE Leadership Award. They are Clare Abboud, Connor Booher, Valerie Deligiannis, Abhinav Kolli, and Blair Spencer.

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December 14, 2023

Read an overview of the fall semester's activities:

DFE Fall Update

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June 30, 2023

Catch up on all the year's news and activities: 

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May 8, 2023

Read an overview of the semester's activities:

DFE Spring Update

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January 24, 2023

Join DukeNY for a special evening to connect with Duke alumni—across all undergraduate and graduate schools—who work in the financial services, real estate, and legal industries.

February 7, 6:30-8:30 PM
Clifford Chance
31 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019


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December 15, 2022

Read about what was new and ongoing for DFE in the fall '22 semester.

Fall '22 Update

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January 10, 2023

Digital Assets at Duke (DA@D) will convene key industry players in the digital assets space, regulatory experts, and select researchers for two days of rigorous debate, discussion and education on Duke’s campus in Durham, North Carolina.

June 21, 2022

Read a summary of the year in DFE's courses, activities, research, and more:

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December 3, 2021

The return to in-person classes and office hours this fall was a welcome change for us. We were delighted to see some of you on campus for events like the Class of 2020 Commencement and to have in-person guest speakers in John's Global Capital Markets class.

As the semester comes to a close, we share the following updates:

November 19, 2021

By the time he was a junior, Brian Zorb ’09 knew he wanted to pursue a career in finance that diverged from the investment banking and sales and trading paths many of his peers were taking. An internship experience at a brokerage firm in his hometown sparked his interest in investment decision-making.

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September 2, 2021

We are pleased to have these accomplished alumni as new members of the DFESC: Paula Arrojo '92, Ryan Buxbaum '15, Gillis Cashman '97, Kenny Osakwe '12, and Monique Barrios Taylor '12.

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June 21, 2021

Read about DFE's activities and accomplishments over the past academic year.

 2020-2021 DFE Year in Review


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May 17, 2021

As we say goodbye (for now) to the Class of 2021 and wish the Class of 2022 good luck in their summer internships, we share the updates below with you, our phenomenal alumni base.

  • DFE faculty offered 12 finance courses in the Economics Department this spring semester. Across the 12 courses, enrollment totaled 269.

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April 21, 2021

It is DFE’s great pleasure to announce that Itamar Barak ’21, Noah Karpel ’21, Eric Little ’21, and Hannah O’Sullivan ’20 have been named the 2020-2021 recipients of the DFE Leadership Award. This award is bestowed annually to seniors who have been dedicated to mentorship and leadership in finance activities in their time at Duke.

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March 24, 2021

This summer, during Duke's Summer Session II, DFE and the Economics Department are proud to offer the popular course for sophomores, ECON 256 Practical Financial Markets. Both Duke and non-Duke students are eligible to enroll in this online course. Learn more at

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January 11, 2021

In this piece, former Duke soccer players Callie Simpkins '13 and Libby Jandl '13 share about their experiences balancing summer finance internships and training for their senior season. The close friends are now colleagues at RBC Capital Markets and support younger players who pursue careers in New York.

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December 7, 2020

After the success of her online course Irrational Behavior in Financial Decision-Making this fall, DFE Teaching Director and Eads Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Economics Emma Rasiel will offer another online course to 9th-12th graders in spring 2021. The focus of the course will be personal finance, and it will run from April 12 to May 5.

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August 26, 2020

This fall, Professor Rasiel will offer two online sessions of Irrational Behavior in Financial Decision-making to interested high school students. No prior experience with economics or finance is required.

Learn more on the Duke Continuing Studies website.

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August 10, 2020

This summer, senior Rachel Helman’s workdays started at 5 a.m. on her family’s farm in Oregon. One could assume her work involved tending to animals, plants, or machinery. In truth, until 2 p.m. she sat comfortably in her bedroom-turned-workspace, interacting with colleagues across the country, programming in Python, and doing research on her Bloomberg Terminal. Read more

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June 24, 2020

View a recap of DFE's activities in the 2019-2020 academic year.

Headshots of 2019-2020 DFE Leadership Award winners Karam Katariya and Julia Weidman

April 21, 2020

DFE has named seniors Karam Katariya and Julia Weidman as the 2019-2020 recipients of the DFE Leadership Award. Each spring, the DFE honors one to three seniors with the award for their initiative in finance-related activities at Duke, dedication to peer mentoring, and contributions to the center. Both Katariya and Weidman will graduate this May with B.S. degrees in economics with a concentration in finance.

September 10, 2019

The Duke Houston Women's Forum collaborated with the Fuqua School of Business for a Table for Six (TF6) focused on women in leadership. The speakers included experts from a variety of industries and functions such as finance, marketing and brand management, architectural building planning, and entrepreneurship. 

Duke Investment Club

June 12, 2019


The Duke Investment Club is the premier student finance organization at Duke University with close to 1,000 members. It is run by undergraduates under the supervision of faculty advisor Emma Rasiel and focuses on financial education and professional development.