Economics

New study finds gender gaps in tenure rates and career paths in economics

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New study suggests female economists are less likely to be tenured, compared to male peers, and women are less likely to remain in academe eight years after earning their Ph.D.s.

Job market is tight in many humanities fields, but healthy in economics

Market looks tight and getting worse for job seekers in English, foreign languages, history and philosophy. But a major social science field -- economics -- is doing a lot of hiring.

Open records and academic freedom come to a head in Kansas

Legal fight at University of Kansas over emails from a professor who has received funding from the Koch brothers sets off a debate about undue influence and academic freedom. 

Australian university employees weigh plan to tie raises to institutional performance

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Employees at an Australian university will vote this week on a proposal to tie their raises to the university's financial results, with a bonus pool possible.

New College of the Humanities enrolls first class amidst questions on price and profits

New College of the Humanities, in London, seeks to meld the American liberal arts and Oxford tutorial models. But critics have focused on its £18,000 annual price tag and its corporate structure.

Prominent scholar accuses Trump economist of plagiarism

Susan Dynarski, a prominent scholar, accuses Kevin Hassett, a top Trump administration economist, of plagiarizing her work in a 2007 column.

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