Tracking the Provenance of Corruption

In an award-winning paper, political scientist Alberto Simpser looks at the persistence and mobility of corruption in an increasingly mobile world.

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Nobel Economics

What I’ve Got Against the Nobel in Economics

This year’s winner of the not-quite Nobel Prize in economics once again demonstrates the triumph of the blackboard over the real world in what gets recognized — and that’s not good, argues David Spencer.

8 years ago
Richard Best

Academy of Social Sciences Names 2014 Fellows

Lord Richard Best, the longtime chief executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation; David Willets, a Conservative Party MP and until July the minister of state for universities and science; and Loraine R R Gelsthorpe, the current president of the British Society for Criminology, are among 34 leading social science scholars and practitioners named as 2014 fellows to the Academy of Social Sciences today in London.

8 years ago
Jean Tirole

Regulation Wrangler Wins Nobel in Economics

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.

8 years ago
Jennifer Eberhardt

Stanford’s Eberhardt Receives MacArthur Fellowship

A social psychologist whose work examines how racial bias–unconscious but still present–impacts Americans’ perceptions and reactions to crime is one of 21 new recipients of the MacArthur ‘genius award.’

8 years ago

Putting Quality Into Qualitative Research

The authors of an award-winning textbook on qualitative research discuss their love of the method — and their respect for choosing the right method for the task at hand.

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