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The 'Tyranny' of US Peer-Reviewed Journals in Economics and Business

March 2, 2012 Comments (0)

Interesting stuff from Andrew Hill over at the FT Business Blog, something that never really occurred to me before.
Andrew writes:

David Willetts, Britain’s universities minister, has a bee in his two-brained bonnet about flawed incentives for British business academics.
Prestige in business schools comes from doing research and being published in peer-reviewed journals, he told an audience of managers, academics and members of parliament in London on Tuesday, launching a discussion...

The return of schools of thought in macroeconomics

February 24, 2012 Comments (0)

Simon Wren-Lewis 24 February 2012 Just five years ago, macroeconomists talked about a new synthesis, bringing together Keynesian and Classical ideas in a unified, microfounded theoretical framework. Following the Great Recession, it appears that mainstream macroeconomics has once again split into schools of thought. This column explains why macroeconomics, unlike microeconomics, periodically fragments in this way.
In the 1970s and 1980s, macroeconomics was all about ‘schools of...

Are economics graduates fit for purpose?

February 22, 2012 Comments (0)

Diane Coyle Managing Director of Enlightenment Economics
The global crisis has plunged the economic profession into a state of anxiety, at least in some quarters. One question, among many, is whether the way economics is taught at universities needs to be rethought. This column summarises the range of views raised at a recent conference on this issue organised by the British government, the Bank of England, and the Royal Economic Society.

One of the consequences of the financial and...

In Tweets: The London School of Economics Alternative Investment Conference Hedge Fund Day

January 24, 2012 Comments (0)

Yesterday was a very enjoyable day at the London School of Economics Alternative Investment Conference. The focus of the day was hedge funds (as opposed to Private Equity which is happening today) and all in all I have to conclude that for students and young professionals with an interest in fund management this is definitely worth making an application for this time next year.
The speakers I saw were all pretty good and in a couple of cases brilliant; the venue and facilities were top-notch,...

Recruitment Myopia or Rational Credentialism? The Debate about Elite schools and Elite jobs

December 13, 2011 Comments (0)

Robert Teitelman writes over at The Deal Economy

There is a fascinating discussion unfolding across the Internet that reaches into all kinds of interesting nooks and crannies. Its origin is a paper from Lauren Rivera, "Ivies, Extracurricular and Exclusion: Elite Employers' Use of Educational Credentials." Rivera, a professor at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management, spent several years interviewing "elite" professional service firms, meaning investment banking, consulting and law...