Economics

Economists Change Stance on Job Notices

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After criticism, association will allow colleges to indicate that they welcome applicants from specific underrepresented groups.

Defining What Makes an Economist

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Scholars pinpoint a number of indicators that predict Ph.D. completion and long-term success in the field.

New Questions on Student Evaluations

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Analysis of reviews involving 50,000 enrollments finds correlations in all the wrong places.

Shooting the Messenger

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Harvard scholar documents costs of caring for soldiers hurt in Iraq, and Pentagon reacts -- by attacking researcher and changing U.S. Web sites.

Honey, I Lost the Endowment

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Professor claims amnesia as SEC accuses him of fraud of $134 million -- including most of his university's investment funds.

Economics Education 101

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Robert Frank discusses how "economic naturalism" helps teach basic concepts in introductory courses. With a podcast.

Peer Review in Peril?

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New study cites "decline of peer review" as primary factor for decreased representation of top economics departments in major journals.

Who You Calling Heterodox?

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A flurry of recent articles has suggested that dissent in economics comes from the left. Some scholars from the right beg to differ.

Heated Debate About HBCUs

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Officials of historically black universities challenge research suggesting that their graduates have lost earnings power compared to alumni of white institutions.

Hoover in the Heartland

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Alumni provide funds for U. of Illinois to promote capitalist thought, with goal of creating public university equivalent of Stanford think tank -- and spreading model elsewhere. Some professors are alarmed.

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