Category Archives: General Economics

Bank of England’s Haldane on the crisis of economics: “Our models are no longer working properly”

Andres Haldane (Photo: Bank of England)
Andrew Haldane is the Bank of England’s Executive Director …

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Top-flight German business prof faces severe accusations of academic misconduct

One of the most successful German business professors is currently facing awkward questions about …

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Editors of leading Finance journals condemn coerced citations

In February, a study about coerced citations in academic journals made headlines. Allen W. …

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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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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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