Towards measuring research supervision quality

Richard S J Tol 20 April 2014

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Academics do many things. We teach, research, run departments, engage in public debate, and train young researchers. The outputs of some of these activities are routinely measured and thus play an important role in rewards and promotion. The standard and mostly widely followed measures involve publication outputs (see Hudson 2013 and Conley et al. 2011). Other activities are rarely assessed and thus left to the intrinsic motivation of the academic. Research supervision is one.

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Topics:  Frontiers of economic research

Tags:  economic research, research quality, supervision quality

Challenging times in academia

John Hudson 11 November 2013

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The world of academia has changed over the last forty years. In those far-off days university lecturers might write a paper every few years, and this served to sustain their position and reputation. Now, every eight years or so, academics and universities in the UK are subject to an evaluation of their work. This is just one of a number of similar exercises across the world (Abramo et al. 2013). Hence, increasingly, and everywhere, the pressures are on to publish.

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Topics:  Frontiers of economic research

Tags:  economic research, publications, journals, REF

Master in the Economics of Science and Innovation

21 September 2009 - 20 June 2010, Barcelona, Spain

Event Type

Course

Institution

Barcelona Graduate School of Economics
Dates

Start Date

Mon, 09/21/2009

End Date

Sun, 06/20/2010

More information

www.barcelonagse.eu/MESI.html

Attendance

Yes

Location

Barcelona, Spain
Organizer

Organizer(s)

Salvador Barberà

Contact Email

clara.kirchner@barcelonagse.eu

Disclaimer: Vox is not responsible for the accuracy of this information.


Topics

Productivity and Innovation
Tags
economic research, innovation, science

Do we know enough about terrorism?

Fernanda Llussá, José A. Tavares 10 December 2007

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Probably not. Think of terrorists as irrational misanthropes with little education and low income. Think of terrorist attacks as causing major economic damage. Think of fear of terrorism as perfectly rational and well understood. If you think like this, you may gain some comfort from the fact that many people think like you. But you (and they) are wrong. Probably, completely wrong, according to the empirical and theoretical research on the economics of terrorism available.

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Topics:  Politics and economics

Tags:  economic research, terrorism