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Ed Balleisen in Conversation with Tom Nechyba
December 4th, 2018
12:00 PM

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FSP | Ed Balleisen in Conversation with Tom Nechyba

When

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
12 pm - 1 pm

Where

Forum for Scholars and Publics
Old Chem 011
Duke's West Campus Quad
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What

Join us for a conversation with Thomas Nechyba, professor of Economics and Public Policy and director of the Duke Social Science Research Institute. Ed Balleisen, historian and Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, will interview Dr. Nechyba. The conversation will focus on Nechyba’s role in building interdisciplinary intellectual communities at Duke, through such key developments as the move of SSRI to Gross Hall, the invention of Bass Connections, and the creation of a Master program in Interdisciplinary Data Science (MIDS).

Light lunch served. Co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, the Social Science Research Institute, and the Forum for Scholars and Publics.

Thomas Nechyba

Duke University

Thomas Nechyba is Professor of Economics and Public Policy, and director of the Social Science Research Institute at Duke University. In addition to his extensive research on public finance and fiscal federalism, his studies have focused on the economics behind primary and secondary education. ...

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Edward J. Balleisen

Duke University

Edward J. Balleisen is Duke's Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, as well as Professor of History and Public Policy. Balleisen has written widely on the historical intersections among law, business, and policy in the United States, as well as the evolution of American regulatory ...

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