Public Intellectual

The Economist as Rock Star

‘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.

9 years ago
The Thinker statue

The Thankless Burden of the Public Intellectual

Scholars are increasingly expected to consider the wider public, but with little to negative promotion incentive. Christopher Meyers finds much of what academics do does not fit into the standard boxes of teaching, scholarship and service. Is it time to replace these categories with a single holistic and qualitative standard?

9 years ago