Towards measuring research supervision quality

Richard S J Tol, 20 April 2014



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).

Topics: Frontiers of economic research
Tags: economic research, research quality, supervision quality

Challenging times in academia

John Hudson, 11 November 2013



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.

Topics: Frontiers of economic research
Tags: economic research, journals, publications, REF

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Do we know enough about terrorism?

Fernanda Llussá, José A. Tavares , 10 December 2007



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.

Topics: Politics and economics
Tags: economic research, terrorism

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