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Developing interesting questions in applied economics

Thinking about data

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If you want to see the materials Will uses for his classes, please feel free to peruse his syllabi and course documents. 


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. 

CV & Portfolio

Please visit this page if you would like to see a full list of academic activities listed on the CV and the Teaching Portfolio. 



William Duncan is an Assistant Research Professor of Data Science at the University of Kansas. He has his PhD in Economics from 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 research tends to focus on labor, well-being, and economic opportunity. Beyond these topics, though, he is actively involved in projects that look at modeling trade policy, biostatistics, and building infrastructure for a better data science workforce in Kansas and the United States. 


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