Economics: The ivory fortress: ONE of the more interesting responses to this week's Reinhart-Rogoff debate was this, from the economics blog Cheap Talk. "I Move That The AEA Stop Publishing Papers and Proceedings", the post title reads. Then:
Non-peer reviewed, inaccessible data, and punditry that can’t tell the difference between P&P and a regular AER article can’t be good for the reputation of the journal, the AEA, or the profession.
The government is selling off its vintage French wine collection for £5,000 a bottle in a bid to offset the costs of its expensive wine cellar. The government wine cellar, located in the basement of Lancaster House near Buckingham Palace, is used to provide wine for visiting dignitaries at 200 or more events a year.
The initial call for papers has now been issued for the Association of Private Enterprise Education annual meeting to be held in Maui, Hawaii on April 14-16, 2013.
Call for Papers 2013
The Association of Private Enterprise Education
Five years ago Bea Johnson and her husband and two sons were looking for a home closer to the restaurants, shops and school in their coastal California town. During the year they spent house hunting, the family of four moved into a small apartment, took only the possessions that were absolutely necessary and left the rest in storage.
At the annual meeting of the American Economic Association, its president announced that the Clark Medal, presented biennially to the top economist under age 40 (former winner Steve Levitt), will henceforth be given annually.
Along with other medals, this will mean that we give up to four medals each year. Sounds like a lot, [...]
Of the many young stereotypes who wander the quadrangles of Canadian universities — the anguished poet, the math nerd, the charity cheerleader, the stoned philosopher — few seem as awkwardly marginalized as the campus conservative.