Newsletter Online January 2008

Issue no. 140

This provides links to selected items from issue no.140, January 2008. 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.

A life in economics: Avinash Dixit
Earlier this year, Avinash Dixit from Princeton was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Warwick. Andrew Oswald took the opportunity to find out more about his career.

Climate Change, Ethics and the Economics of the Global Deal
The Society’s 2007 Annual Public Lecture was given by Nicholas Stern in Manchester on 29th November and in London on the 30th. We reproduce here a dramatically shortened summary of Lord Stern’s talk.

Correspondence

Letter from France — ça bouge, tous azimuts!
In this latest letter (‘it’s moving but all over the place’), Alan Kirman, at GREQAM Marseille, takes a wry look at France under its new President Sarkozy. It seems that serious change lags some way behind the rhetoric.

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