Demand for Econ PhDs, the Nobel Prize, Rankings, Economics Apps, Salaries and Other Top Blog Posts 2012
As we reached the end of the year 2012, we decided to compile a list of the top INOMICS blog posts, those that received a record number of visitors throughout the year. Enjoy your reading and Happy New Year to everyone!
1. Supply and Demand for New Ph.D’s in Economics
Based on the Survey of the labor market for new Ph.D hires in economics 2011-2012
2. Ranking Economics Departments: Number of Top Institutions by Country
The percentage of Economics Departments by Country in the World’s “Top 100 Economics Departments” (based on RePEc rankings).
3. Where are the economists coming from?
A list of countries with the highest number of Economics graduates.
4. Top Apps for Economists
A list of economics apps for Android available in the market.
5. Salaries for Econ PhDs in the US
How much do Economics PhDs earn in the US?
6. Has Economics Education become too mathematical?
Justin Campbell’s post on the role of mathematics in economics education.
7. Top Economics Podcasts
A collection of free economics podcasts.
9. Nobel Prize in Economics 2012: Winners Announced
A tribute to Alvin A. Roth and Lloyd S. Shapley.
10. Google Economics
A contribution from guest blogger Max Berre on why Google hires economists.
11. Infographic: Economics Job Market 2012
Findings from the Economics Job Market Report 2012 in one picture.
Photo Credit: Maguis & David
The Pros and Cons of a Career in Research
Upon completion of a Master's degree or PhD, the big question arises: what next? Although it seems like natural progression to continue with further research, there are many other careers open to academics in business, education, or communication and journalism, to name but a few examples. So how do you know if research is the right career choice for you? A good way of figuring it out is weighing up the pros and cons. Browse our job listings for economics opportunities
- Chemicals in the Shipping Container Industry
Inventory of hazardous substances in container vessels: another necessary but bureaucratic burden for carriers
The European Union (EU) is working very hard to make ship recycling greener and safer in the future. It is quite clear that the dismantling of ships in many parts of South Asia in its current state is not acceptable, either from an environmental or a social point of view. Ship recycling regulations, adopted seven years ago, are finally gathering pace now.
- Applying for a Conference
How to Write a Successful Motivation Letter for Economics Conferences
When you apply to present at an economics conference, you'll often be asked to provide a letter of motivation along with your abstract and CV. This is used to decide which applicants will be invited to give a talk or poster presentation at the conference. But what information should this letter of motivation contain, and what's the best way to increase your chances of being accepted to present?