The 'Inside Job' Effect

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?

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

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

Unusual Research Finding From Nazi Policies at Universities

A present-day scholar uses data on the removal of Jewish scholars to study the impact of losing high-caliber mentors.


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