Economics

Foreign-born professors account for U.S. Nobel haul

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All six U.S.-based Nobel Prize winners so far this year hail from outside the U.S., with five of the six coming from the U.K.

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

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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.

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

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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

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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.

New study finds that women who are not considered attractive receive lower grades

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Study finds that attractive female students earn higher grades than unattractive female students do. For male students, looks don't seem to matter.

Report finds increase in job openings for economics Ph.D.s

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Field sees increases that not only restore levels from before the economic downturn, but far exceed them.

Roosevelt U class's rap video challenges George Mason's Hayek fan videos

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George Mason economics professor has won many fans with playful videos, but a Roosevelt U professor and his students have produced a response -- and fans of the Austrian school may need to cover their ears.

Editor discusses new collection of essays on the importance of the social sciences

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Editor discusses new volume on the importance of key disciplines to solving key societal problems.

Job openings for economics Ph.D.s are up

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Discipline bounces back with a 9.4% increase in openings -- continuing a trend of better news for social science Ph.D.s than for humanities Ph.D.s.

Study says research output for overwhelming majority of economics Ph.D.s is low

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Study says research productivity among recent Ph.D.s drops off precipitously for all but the top-performing graduates, especially of the high-ranked departments. Why? 

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