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Peter Ubel

December 1, 2010

I Need to Understand You Better

Back in the day, your doctor told you what the treatment was going to be, sometimes without even telling you the diagnosis, because they didn't think you could handle it. 

Today, doctors are encouraged to go almost entirely the other way by offering 'patient autonomy' -- you know, lay out the jargony pile of facts and let the patient decide what's best for themselves.

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Tags: behavior/psychology, business/economics, faculty, lecture, medicine

James Wei

September 28, 2010

Our Newest Student-Blogger

Warm greetings to the faithful Duke research blog readers out there! My name is Jimmy Wei, and I am honored to call myself the latest addition to the blogging team!

I just entered Duke as a freshman this year intent on majoring in economics with a possible double major in statistics. Currently, the plan is to apply to law school after undergrad, but at this point nothing is certain.

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Tags: business/economics

Rachel Kranton

June 16, 2010

The Economics of Identity

Guest post by NCCU summer intern Carlton Koonce

Ask yourself, “Who am I?” Does gender, race or community influence your decisions, income, purchases or well-being?

Duke economics professor Rachel Kranton thinks they do.

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Tags: behavior/psychology, business/economics


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