Newsletter Online April 2009

Issue no. 145


The Great Welsh Leek Bubble of 1876
Ray Rees, who writes a regular Letter from Germany in our July issue, reports here on a little known crisis in the Welsh leek market more than a century ago.

Objective Data on World-Leading Research
Following the conclusions of the recent Research Assessment Exercise, Andrew Oswald uses citations to judge the impact of UK economic research. He finds that the UK produced 10 per cent of the influential research in economics over the RAE period and some of this came from departments not normally thought of as amongst the elite.


Letter from America — Bankrupt!
In this Letter from America, Angus Deaton captures the contrasting reactions to the present crisis amongst US economists.

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