Month: January 2014

Autopilot control in a small plane

Should the Safety Net Fly on Autopilot?

The safety net cushioned the U.S. economic fall remarkably well, suggest a panel of distinguished academics. Next recession it ought to deploy automatically, they add.

6 years ago
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Arthur Lupia

Look in the Mirror to Find Social Science’s Champion

Addressing the value of social science, Skip Lupia argues it’s absolutely fair for Congress to hold the disciplines’ feet to the fire, and absolutely necessary for researchers themselves to come to their own defense.

6 years ago
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‘Value for Money’ Is Not the Same as Quality in Higher Ed

In the past 15 years and across successive governments in the United Kingdom, the concept of value for money has been internalized throughout higher education. Here, the author of “Consuming Higher Education: Why Learning Can’t Be Bought” outlines why it is a problem to use student choice and value for money as a means of holding universities to account.

6 years ago
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Video: Gauging the Size of the Safety Net’s Holes

During the Great Recession government programs were supposed to shelter the worst-hit Americans from the worst of the crisis. Did they, and what’s been the fallout since? Join us for a live broadcast answering those questions.

6 years ago
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Senator Elizabeth Warren Among New Fellows of AAPSS

A new U.S. senator, the founder of Institute for Women’s Policy Research and the director of the Center for the Study of American Politics are among seven distinguished scholars named 2014 fellows of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

6 years ago
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Why is the Study of Social Science So Critical to Our Future?

Engineer Jeff Patmore, former Head of Strategic University Research & Collaboration at British Telecom, explains why in the lead-up to the January 29 launch event for the “Impact of Social Sciences: How Academics and their Research Make a Difference,” published by SAGE.

6 years ago
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How Social Sciences are Converging with STEM

Much less is known about the development of the social sciences as a complete discipline group than about the science, technology, engineering and mathematics discipline group. Patrick Dunleavy, Simon Bastow  and Jane Tinkler set out some key findings from their new book, “The Impacts of the Social Sciences,” identifying five key trends that are causing the old social sciences versus physical science divide to dissolve.

6 years ago
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