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How Pseudoscientific Rankings Are Distorting Research

The shocking—but illustrative—example of how an Italian government agency concocted statistics to evaluate scholarship, hid them from the public, and masqueraded them as science. It’s a growing phenomenon Read more

How Academic Conformity Punishes Women—and Restricts the Diversity of Economic Ideas

Skewed measures of “research output” hold back women who think differently or study smaller subfields in economics—and it’s harming the discipline as a whole Read more