Economics

Economics Education 101

Smart Title: 

Robert Frank discusses how "economic naturalism" helps teach basic concepts in introductory courses. With a podcast.

Peer Review in Peril?

Smart Title: 

New study cites "decline of peer review" as primary factor for decreased representation of top economics departments in major journals.

Who You Calling Heterodox?

Smart Title: 

A flurry of recent articles has suggested that dissent in economics comes from the left. Some scholars from the right beg to differ.

Heated Debate About HBCUs

Smart Title: 

Officials of historically black universities challenge research suggesting that their graduates have lost earnings power compared to alumni of white institutions.

Hoover in the Heartland

Smart Title: 

Alumni provide funds for U. of Illinois to promote capitalist thought, with goal of creating public university equivalent of Stanford think tank -- and spreading model elsewhere. Some professors are alarmed.

Arguing Against Free-Market Plagiarism Prevention

Smart Title: 

Economist's surveys suggest that profession's laissez faire system of fighting scholarly cheating fails if breaches don't get reported or punished.

Economists on Higher Ed

Smart Title: 

Papers at annual meeting explore assessment, student aid, course sequence and the role of community colleges.

The Econ Major's Marginal Utility

Smart Title: 

Given the many and conflicting reasons why students choose their majors -- they liked an introductory course, it leads to well-paying jobs, it's something they're interested in, their parents made them do it -- it's understandably difficult to pinpoint how they truly feel about their area of concentration.

A (Slight) Name Change for Milton Friedman Institute

Smart Title: 

U. of Chicago hopes specifying a research focus will calm a controversy, and while some aren't fully on board, there are signs of lessening tension.

Do Econ Grad Students Need a Teaching Bailout?

Smart Title: 

Relatively few doctoral programs require for-credit courses on how to lead a class, a study finds -- while another finds most new Ph.D.’s still feel prepared.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Economics
Back to Top