Economics

State Funds and Student Success

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Collision of declining support for public colleges and growth in enrollments negatively affects graduation rates, report warns.

Uncertain Outcome for Accused Harvard Scholar

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University ends its ethics inquiry into Andrei Shleifer, who was charged with defrauding U.S. But was he punished?

Reaching Out at Hamilton

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College at center of Ward Churchill debate starts center on freedom and capitalism -- and faces concerns over governance.

The Dismal and Unwelcome Science?

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Economics group, under fire for spiking job notices explicitly welcoming female or minority applicants, will consider change in policy.

Where the Social Science Jobs Are

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Sociologists find that their retirement and unemployment rates are up, relative to other disciplines. Political science jobs show uptick.

Remedial Recruiting -- at Harvard

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Econ department thought it had perfect video to attract Ph.D. students. Current students thought otherwise -- and shared views on YouTube.

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.

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