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Evidence of a Toxic Environment for Women in Economics
Evidence of a Toxic Environment for Women in EconomicsA pathbreaking new study of online conversations among economists describes and quantifies a workplace culture that appears to amount to outright hostility toward women in parts of the economics profession. Alice H. Wu, who will start her doctoral studies ...read more
Source: New York Times
Published on Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:21:00 GMT
Maiden Economics Indicate Arrow Uranium Mine's Cost Profile Rivals Kazakhstan's
Maiden Economics Indicate Arrow Uranium Mine's Cost Profile Rivals Kazakhstan'sThe preliminary economics for the Arrow deposit owned by NexGen Energy (TSX:NXE, NYSE:NXE) are so good they defy credulity. Released on July 31, Arrow’s preliminary economic assessment (PEA) dazzled, with Cantor Fitzgerald’s Rob Chang calling it “the ...read more
Source: Forbes
Published on Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:50:00 GMT
China Outbound Investments : Daily Economics Brief (Podcast)
China Outbound Investments : Daily Economics Brief (Podcast)China’s authorities codify their crackdown on “irrational” overseas investments. Tom Orlik, chief Asia economist at Bloomberg Intelligence in Beijing, provides his input. Thailand second-quarter GDP beats estimates. Malcolm Scott, managing editor for ...read more
Source: Bloomberg
Published on Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:29:00 GMT
Economics Minister Mulls Auf Wiedersehen to Air Travel Tax
Economics Minister Mulls Auf Wiedersehen to Air Travel TaxWith elections looming, Germany’s economics minister has backed two potentially popular policies after Air Berlin’s bankruptcy announcement: Abolishing the air travel tax and boosting consumer protection for passengers. Over the weekend, talks began ...read more
Source: global.handelsblatt.com
Published on Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:56:00 GMT
The Political Failure of Trickle-Down Economics
The Political Failure of Trickle-Down EconomicsTomorrow’s column is in part about the political failure of Trumpcare, which was — despite all those populist noises during the campaign — a case of trickle-down economics on steroids: huge benefit cuts for lower- and middle-income families, to ...read more
Source: New York Times Blogs
Published on Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:07:00 GMT
Outstanding Achievement in Economics and Finance
Outstanding Achievement in Economics and FinanceThe Oustanding Achievement in Economics and Finance is presented to a student who demonstrates superior performance in the economics and finance content areas. To view these students click here: http://aic.meritpages.com/achievements/Outstanding ...read more
Source: The readMedia
Published on Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:56:00 GMT
This vegetable launched modern economics. Here's why
This vegetable launched modern economics. Here's whyWhat we eat matters to us – but we’re not sure whether it ought to matter to anyone else. We generally insist that our diets are our business and resent being told to eat more fruit, consume less alcohol and generally pull our socks up when it comes to ...read more
Source: World Economic Forum
Published on Mon, 21 Aug 2017 02:53:00 GMT
The New Pachinko? Exploring the Economics of Initial Coin Offerings
The New Pachinko? Exploring the Economics of Initial Coin OfferingsDr. Avtar Sehra is CEO and chief architect at Nivaura, a startup aiming to bring blockchain and distributed ledger efficiencies to financial services. In this opinion piece, Sehra explores the emerging markets being built upon cryptocurrencies, shedding ...read more
Source: Coin Desk
Published on Sun, 20 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT
Is the Economics Profession Toxic for Women?
Is the Economics Profession Toxic for Women?For her senior thesis, Berkeley economics major Alice Wu decided to evaluate the conversations in a web forum called Economics Job Market Rumors. All posts in this forum are anonymous, so everyone can let their hair down and say whatever they feel like.read more
Source: Mother Jones
Published on Sat, 19 Aug 2017 12:05:00 GMT
Economics firm predicts Hall County will continue growing through 2050, but with rapidly-changing demographics
Economics firm predicts Hall County will continue growing through 2050, but with rapidly-changing demographicsAccording to the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimate, Hall County’s population totaled 61,705 as of July 1, 2016, an increase of nearly 3,100 people, or 5.3 percent since the official census was taken on April 1, 2010. This slow and steady growth should ...read more
Source: The Grand Island Independent
Published on Sat, 19 Aug 2017 19:16:00 GMT