Category Archives: Universities

Will more uni funding pay for itself?

Joshua Gans’ Centre for Ideas and the Economy has something called ‘IdeaCHECKs’, in which he commissions academics to write reviews of public reports. I’ve just done my first, discussing a report by KPMG-Econtech for Universities Australia on the benefits of … Continue reading

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Bloasting

Departmental rankings are notoriously volatile. Still, I can’t resist noting that according to the March 2009 rankings in RePEc (Research Papers in Economics), my group – the economics program in the Research School of Social Sciences at ANU – is … Continue reading

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RSSScholarships

My academic home, the Research School of Social Sciences, is offering some new PhD stipend scholarships. Details over the fold.

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Social Science PhD Scholarships

My group – the Research School of Social Sciences at ANU – has a handful of PhD scholarships on offer. Details below. The Research School of Social Science has a number of PhD scholarships available which must be taken up … Continue reading

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Getting housing policy right

Adrian Wong has asked me to remind people about the RBA Essay Competition, open to all economics students presently studying at Australian universities. This year’s topic: Housing Costs and Affordability in Australia Housing is an important component of household expenditure … Continue reading

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Thanks for the votes

At 39, Dalton Conley is the chair of the New York University department of sociology. He’s also one of my favourite sociologists, having written about race, class, health, and biology. His work ranges across lived experience (including Honky, a superbly written … Continue reading

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Women in Economics

My economics group (the Economics Program in the Research School of Social Sciences at the ANU) has a story up on the website this week, on the share of professors who are women. The good news is that the answer is … Continue reading

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