Author Archives: Olaf Storbeck

An interview with Amartya Sen: "There is a democratic failure in Europe"

Starting this Thursday, the third annual meeting of the Institute for New Economic Thinking …

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Self-plagiarism: Bruno Frey gets away with a slap on the wrist

The University of Zurich has finally closed its investigation into the academic conduct of …

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The Bundesbank and Target2 – the about-face that wasn't

It appeared like a stunning about-face. Earlier this month, press reports suggested that Bundesbank …

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Bundesbank's Weidmann on the origin and meaning of the Target2 balances

A couple of days ago, Jens Weidmann, the President of Deutsche Bundesbank, published an …

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Coerced citations and manipulated impact factors – the dirty tricks of academic journals

A number of business and economic journals systematically manipulate their impact factors and try …

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Are Credit Ratings Massively Overrated?

A striking new paper by two economists with Brandeis University and Oxford fundamentally questions …

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"Stronger than I expected" – Gerald Epstein on AEA disclosure guidelines

One year ago, Gerald Epstein and Jessica Carrick-Hagenbarth, two economists at  the University of Massachusetts …

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The Inside Job, no more

In the aftermath of the financial crisis, the credibility of academic economists was drawn …

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Not so fellow any more

Why did the renowned Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) chuck out several …

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Behind the scenes of EJMR – An interview with Kirk

The Economic Jobs Market Rumor Forum is a controversial web forum for economists.  Christine …

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