Developing interesting questions in applied economics

Thinking about data

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If you have an interest in collaborating, this page will detail more about the range of projects Will is currently undertaking. They include international trade, labor, conflict economics, and rural community development. 

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William Duncan is an Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics at Baker University. He is working to finish his PhD in Economics at the University of Kansas. He is also a research fellow at the Midwest Policy Institute, a think tank he helped found to conduct applied economic research on issues of particular interest to the middle part of the United States of America. His dissertation at KU focuses on empirical questions of labor, well-being, and economic opportunity. Beyond the dissertation, he is actively involved in projects that look at trade policy, economic development, and social policies in the United States. 


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Lawrence, KS 66045

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