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By Social Science Space | Published: April 7, 2015
Unflappable and nonpartisan, the late economist Janet Norwood blazed a path as a pioneering female statistician and bureaucrat who served multiple presidents as the commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
By James Johnston and Alan Reeves | Published: January 9, 2015
UK universities have had to become much more responsive to changes in the pattern of demand and compete with one another for different revenue streams. New universities have retreated from offering economics programs even as student numbers have risen substantially.
By Gigi Foster | Published: October 27, 2014
Business and finance are important, but they're not the same thing as economics. One academic's suggestions for making that distinction clear as early as secondary school.
By Akos Valentinyi | Published: October 13, 2014
How do we understand and regulate industries where there are only a few powerful firms? French economist Jean Tirole, for one, asked such a question and his answers earned him a Nobel this morning.
By Mardi Dungey | Published: July 7, 2014
‘Rock stars’ are people whose work has incredible public influence, and/or incredible influence on public perception of economic thinking such that they become a by-word for the credibility of ideas.
By Chris Edwards | Published: June 11, 2014
While Tomas Piketty's focus on inequality is seen as finally getting the discussion of inequality on the front pages, it may be his his data collection that really cements his reputation.
By Maxine Montaigne | Published: May 8, 2014
Is the French economist and meteoric public intellectual our generation's Marx (or Malthus)?
By Michael Todd, Social Science Space editor | Published: May 6, 2014
Nobel laureate Gary S. Becker, one of the University of Chicago economists who unshackled the dismal science from its focus on the behavior of money to the behavior of people, has died.
By Michael Lubell | Published: August 8, 2013
Michael Lubell, accomplished professor of physics, explains why the social sciences are critical to the advance of science and technology, and explains why we need to protect the social sciences from political attempts to de-fund them.
By Robert Dingwall | Published: April 8, 2013
Universities are starting to look like the behemoths of the US auto industry of the 1980s, with highly-paid CEOs buried in their offices looking only at numbers.
By Pacific-Standard Magazine | Published: November 8, 2012
New research finds that offering people money makes them less likely to correctly infer another person’s emotional state.