Rejection is part of academic publishing, and it is by no means an indication of the quality of study or the researcher's worth. This post discusses an anecdote involving Nobel Laureate George…
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…
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…
Scientific research is increasingly collaborative and contributions made by each author must be suitably acknowledged by co-authors. Often, there is much prestige associated with being the first…
Those who campaign for the use of empirical research to drive public policy design and implementation should be reminded of the difficulties inherent in the task. A case in point would be to consider…
A recent paper in the Journal of Economic Perspectives by Cowen and Tabarrok examines the various questionable approaches used in defense of continued government support of grants from the National…
Russ Roberts, a research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, talks to Matthew Futterman, sportswriter for the Wall Street Journal, about his recent book "Players" on the progress,…
Back in the day, many development economists would tally up a household's ownership of consumer durables to estimate their socioeconomic position. Should they be counting local bug populations…
There has been a tremendous increase in the number of research papers submitted to academic journals, which has significantly increased the pressure on journal editors and referees with greater…
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This article discusses the latest available statistics on China’s progress in R&D, based on a global publishing report released by Thomson ReutersTM in February 2013 titled