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By Hema Thakur | March 10, 2017
Under Business and Economics | 463 Views
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Is Our Econometrics Class ‘Regressive’?
Has econometrics taught in classes kept pace with its application? Is a paradigm shift needed? Angrist and Pischke’s (2017) “Undergraduate econometrics instruction: through our classes, darkly” compares old and new approaches to regression by contrasting two studies, and then assesses classic and... Read More
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By Nitin Nair | December 15, 2016
Under Business and Economics | 637 Views
Average: 4.3
The university press - a system on life support
A university press is most often a loss making entity serving an established research university. In addition to producing textbooks for students, its rationale has long been to serve the needs of scholars by publishing peer-reviewed research, advancing the university’s academic mission, and... Read More
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By Nitin Nair | November 28, 2016
Under Business and Economics | 661 Views
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Knowing whom to ask
In today’s digital world, there are numerous platforms on which people can pose questions and add to their knowledge. In August 2016, EconTalk - one of the leading economics podcasts - host Russ Roberts interviewed Adam D'Angelo (CEO of Quora) on the challenges of getting the right questions to the... Read More
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By Nitin Nair | November 11, 2016
Under Business and Economics | 742 Views
Average: 4.2
Economics has a last name bias
Scientific research is increasingly collaborative and contributions made by each author must be suitably acknowledged by co-authors. Often, there is much prestige (and career benefits) associated with being the first author of a published paper. Hence, the decision-making  process in a contribution... Read More
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By Nitin Nair | October 07, 2016
Under Business and Economics | 732 Views
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Can economic research effectively influence policy?
Economists rarely agree with each other and sometimes contradict themselves. Understandably frustrated by the lack of conviction afflicting his economic advisers, President Truman famously asked for a one-handed economist who wouldn't be able to use the profession's much-favored caveat - 'On the... Read More

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