August 18, 2017

Archives for September 2012

The Academic Spring

We have had the Arab Spring and the Shareholder Spring and now there is a new entrant: the Academic Spring. It may come as a surprise to non-academics that there is a market for academic papers. Published, peer reviewed papers are the currency used for evaluating academics. Forget about teaching effectiveness: the rungs on the […]

The labourer is worthy of his hire

One of the interesting outcomes of studying economics is that you can come to conclusions that fly in the face of conventional wisdom. This often arouses emotional responses from individuals who do not like the rather coldly rational economist’s approach. A case in point is the article Bosses are not Overpaid,  in which Steven Kaplan […]

The face of the organisation?

I read an interesting article the other day which got me thinking about my first job: waitressing in the village bistro. Latest figures show that the number of teenagers with Saturday jobs has considerably declined over the past 15 years in the UK. In an era of recession when finding work is challenging anyway, young […]