Economics

Communication an issue for college administrators and faculty during era of financial change

As colleges face financial pressure and trim budgets, faculty members are concerned about not just the proposed cuts, but how those changes are communicated.

Report shows public higher education's reliance on tuition

After the recession, tuition dollars make up a greater share of public higher education revenues than ever before, and make up a majority in half the states.

Benefits of Mentoring for Women Economists

A mentoring workshop to support women in research careers as economists appeared to have a positive impact, according to a working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Women are underrepresented in the economics profession, according to the American Economics Association. A committee from the association created the workshop as a randomized control trial. It found that participants were more likely to stay in academia and more likely to have received tenure at a selective institution.

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Economists end single hotel room interviews and historians end conference interviews altogether

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American Historical Association ends annual meeting interviews and American Economic Association ends single hotel room interviews.

Report attacks Koch-funded Regulatory Studies Center at George Washington University as a pro-fossil-fuel-industry idea launderer

Report attacks Koch-funded Regulatory Studies Center at George Washington University as a pro-fossil-fuel-industry idea launderer. University and Koch deny the charge.

Survey of economics association members finds 48 percent of women have been discriminated against in last 10 years

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Survey of economics association members finds 48 percent of women have been discriminated against on the basis of sex within the last 10 years. Findings on nonwhite, disabled and LGBTQ economists are concerning, too. What will the association do about it?

Cambridge economist uses unusual approach to oppose Brexit

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Scholar at University of Cambridge hopes to use her naked body to go beyond what she can do in academic writing.

Economics departments reclassify their programs as STEM to attract and help international students

Some economics departments are reclassifying their programs as STEM fields, in part to make them more attractive to international students.

New study of economics professors says their research declines in quality, quantity in years after tenure

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New study of economics professors' research effort and impact says they're not exactly "swinging for the fences" after getting tenure.

The internet can be a brutal place for women in economics, paper finds

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New paper illustrates the brutal and sexist comments faced by women in economics, and likely other fields as well.

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