RES Newsletter Online January 2007

Issue no. 136

This provides links to selected items from issue no.136, January 2007. It is part of a continuing project to make available selected material from issues before no.156, January 2012.

Features

Economic Journal - Editors' Report
The Managing Editors make their Annual Report to the Council of the Royal Economic Society in November. The 2006 Report was presented on their behalf by Andrew Scott.

Economics and the media
Following Angus Deaton’s account in the October Newsletter of the media treatment of a recent research paper which brought together the characteristics of height and intelligence, Tim Harford makes some suggestions for raising the profile of economic research and improving its reporting. Tim is a columnist for the Financial Times and Slate, presenter of the BBC2 series ‘Trust Me, I'm an Economist’, and author of The Undercover Economist.

Comments and Notes

Two letters to the editor
Competition between journals, from Paul Stoneham
The value of economists, from C Lowell Harris

Correspondence

Letter from France - L'environnement et l'économie
Alan Kirman, GREQAM Marseille, looks at the movement of environmental issues up the political agenda in France

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