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Rachel Kranton

James B. Duke Professor of Economics

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Rachel Kranton studies how institutions and the social setting affect economic outcomes. She develops theories of networks and has introduced identity into economic thinking. Her research contributes to many fields including microeconomics, economic development, and industrial organization.

Rachel Kranton is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and was awarded a Chaire Blaise Pascal. She is currently serving on the Executive Committee of the American Economic Association. She earned her Ph.D. in Economics at the University California, Berkeley in 1993. She has held fellowships at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. She joined Duke’s faculty in 2007.

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