Newsletter Online January 2004

Issue no. 124

This provides links to selected items from issue no.124, January 2004. It is part of a continuing project to make available selected material from issues before no.156, January 2012.

Features

The Economic Journal Editors' Report
The managing editors made their Annual Report to the Council of the Royal Economic Society in November 2003. The report was presented on behalf of the editors by Mike Wickens.

Treading a difficult path
In a recent Economic Journal article, Pranab Bardhan lamented the difficulty that researchers in specialist fields have in getting their work published in general journals. Mike Wickens, for eight years a managing editor of the Economic Journal, gives his personal view of how editors work.

Women academic economists in retreat?
Heather Joshi, the Chair of the RES Committee on Women in Economics, reports on its fourth survey on gender balance in UK university departments of economics.

Correspondence

Letter from France - Reflections on stability and growth
In his annual letter, Alan Kirman, Université d’Aix Marseille III, looks at France’s recent difficulties with the EU’s growth and stability pact and at the government’s incoherent policy towards public spending.

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