Economics

Nobel Laureate Alvin Roth: Economics Can Save Lives
Impact
October 29, 2019

Nobel Laureate Alvin Roth: Economics Can Save Lives

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Economics Nobel 2019: Why Banerjee, Duflo and Kremer Won
Impact
October 15, 2019

Economics Nobel 2019: Why Banerjee, Duflo and Kremer Won

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Opinion: Economic Theory Needs a Major Overhaul
Science & Social Science
October 3, 2019

Opinion: Economic Theory Needs a Major Overhaul

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Jonathan Portes on the Economics of Immigration
International Debate
July 1, 2019

Jonathan Portes on the Economics of Immigration

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Economist Paul Johnson Says the Known Knowns Are Killing Us

Economist Paul Johnson Says the Known Knowns Are Killing Us

Paul Johnson had one key theme in his SAGE Publishing lecture for the Campaign for Social Science: Long-term policy needs to be developed across government based on a broad understanding of the social and economic trends. And there is little evidence that this lesson is being heeded.

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Economics Nobel Recognizes Nature and Knowledge

Economics Nobel Recognizes Nature and Knowledge

Two academics who have integrated what might have once seemed like non-economic externalities into economic models have been awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in economics. The winners are William D. Nordhaus of Yale University, cited for integrating climate change into macroeconomic analysis, and Paul M. Romer of New York University’s Stern School of Business, cited doing the same with technological innovations.

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The Well-Rounded Game Theorist: Martin Shubik, 1926-2018

The Well-Rounded Game Theorist: Martin Shubik, 1926-2018

Martin Shubik, an economist,  game theorist and political scientist whose sense of persepctive, and of humor, infused his voluminous work on complex and vexing questions, has died at age 92. He died August 22 at his home in Branford, Connecticut; Shubik had been on the faculty at nearby Yale University since 1963.

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Paying for the Good Stuff

Paying for the Good Stuff

When Robert Dingwall was younger, sociology departments routinely taught a course on ‘industry,’, ‘work’ or ‘economic life.’ “Most of this turf has now been abandoned to business schools in the form of organization studies, where it increasingly struggles to resist the expansion of finance and accounting studies,” he says, and to our detriment.

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A Founding Father of Behavioral Economics Wins Nobel Prize

A Founding Father of Behavioral Economics Wins Nobel Prize

Richard H. Thaler, the University of Chicago economist whose contributions linking psychology to the ‘dismal science’ caught the public’s eye in his co-authored bestselling book Nudge, has received this year’s Nobel Prize in economic sciences.

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Do Women Count in Economics?

Do Women Count in Economics?

By one estimate of U.S. universities, there are about 300,000 fewer women students in the field of economics than there should be if sexism were not so rampant.

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UK HE: Markets Are Good for Everyone – Except Academics….

UK HE: Markets Are Good for Everyone – Except Academics….

So if markets are truly good for English higher education, as many seem to think, should we follow that train of thought to its logical conclusions?

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Reimagining the UK Sociology Curriculum: Internationalization, Decolonialization and Employability

Reimagining the UK Sociology Curriculum: Internationalization, Decolonialization and Employability

How well do sociology departments in the UK teach sociology that originated in the UK? Asking that surprisingly hard question may produce usable insights for academic Britain, argues our Robert Dingwall.

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