Job Freefall, Job Recovery

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Open positions in history suffer another sharp decline, while searches in economics see a strong rebound.

A New Econ Core

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Do the common courses taken by doctoral students need more relevance and creativity?

The 'Inside Job' Effect

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Many American economists have been stung by their failure to anticipate the financial meltdown of 2008, dogged by persistent suggestions of conflicts of interest -- that they were working for financial industries that they said were healthier than turned out to be true. In a notable break from the past, the pre-eminent professional society for the discipline is moving ahead with plans to examine ethical practices in the field.

Who Controls a Grant?

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Florida State allows donor-approved board right to veto hires. Did university give away too much? Does it matter that a Koch brother is involved?

Rejecting Double Blind

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Economics association and political science journal abandon what has been dominant form of peer review in social sciences.


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