Newsletter Online October 2005

Issue no. 131

This provides links to selected items from issue no.131, October 2005. It is part of a continuing project to make available selected material from issues before no.156, January 2012.


Escape from the ivory tower
Romesh Vaitilingam is a writer and media consultant who advises several research institutions on their public profile. These include the Royal Economic Society, the ESRC, the Institute for Social and Economic Research and the Centre for Economic Performance. In this article he reflects on why UK econmists are less prominent in the media than economists in the USA.


Letter from America — A president and a prophet: changing minds, or not
In this, his latest letter from the USA, Angus Deaton of Princeton University examines the contrasting reactions to recent radical suggestions on two sensitive issues — the underepresentation of women in science and strategies to combat world poverty.

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