Economics

New Koch-backed institute at U of Utah raises questions about academic freedom and whether it is designed to "rival" economics department

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New Koch-backed institute at the University of Utah is raising questions about academic freedom and whether the center is designed to compete with Utah’s existing economics department.

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.

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.

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.

Study finds women in economics write papers that are more readable, but face longer publication delays

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Female economists write papers that are more readable than those produced by their male counterparts but take significantly longer to get published, study finds.

Study finds women don't get same credit men do for co-authored papers

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Study of economics faculty members finds that men get credit where women do not.

Hiring of economics Ph.D.s appears strong as 2017 starts

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While Ph.D.s in many fields face a tight job market, economics is thriving.

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