Monthly Archives: March 2007

Long and variable lags

In economics, the typical time from submission to acceptance is now around 9-12 months. After acceptance, it generally takes another 6-9 months before a paper appears in print. Consequently, if a paper of mine hasn’t yet been accepted by a journal, … Continue reading

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The Overeducated Australian?

Andrew Norton has been running some interesting posts on over-education. I don’t doubt that some people acquire more education than they need for their jobs (just as others squeak by with less than they really need). But I doubt that … Continue reading

Posted in Economics of Education | 15 Comments

4 points for a conversion, 2 for a try

Carol Baxter comments: I am trying to work out the value today of 14000 pounds in 1828 which was the haul from a robbery in Sydney. It is for a book that is soon to be published so I need an … Continue reading

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Economics in the 'Gong

The University of Wollongong is advertising for a lecturer or senior lecturer in economics. Here’s the job ad. Applications close 22 April.

Posted in Economics Generally

Joshua Gans II

Econblogger Joshua Gans has been a recent victim of identity fraud. Fortunately, he doesn’t seem to have suffered too badly as a result. But the incident has prompted me to rethink the amount of personal information that I have online. So … Continue reading

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Canberra econ job

The job over the fold might be of interest to some of you econ-talking folk out there, particularly anyone who’s curious about the economics of spectrum management. The full-time equivalent salary range is in the vicinity of $54-83,000. Anyone who’s interested should … Continue reading

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Fair Merit Pay Schemes, Part III

I’ve been posting occasionally on the practicalities merit pay, outlining how it works in different jurisdictions, and therefore what sorts of things we might want to try here. Last time, I mentioned Denver’s “ProComp” scheme, but I didn’t give the dollar amounts. … Continue reading

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