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October 2014 Graduate Student Newsletter

in Graduate Students, Higher Education, Publishing, Scholarship, Teaching, Uncategorized, Undergraduate Students

    Hello, IHS has Conference and Research Grants for graduate students up to $750 available to cover travel, conference fees, and other career-related expenses. https://www.theihs.org/ihs-conference-research-grant If you are already an IHS alum, you can apply for the Hayek Fund. https://www.theihs.org/hayek-fund Cheers, Nigel Dr. Nigel Ashford Senior Program Officer Institute for Humane Studies Email me! Table of Contents This Month’s […]

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August 2014 Faculty Newsletter

in Faculty, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Networking, Publishing, Scholarship

Our new format for the academic newsletters encourages you to find opportunities on the new IHS Academic page: http://www.theihs.org/academic/. Take a look at our online seminars for academic success for faculty and graduate students: https://www.theihs.org/online-seminars. Good luck with the new semester! Cheers,  Dr. Nigel Ashford Senior Program Officer Institute for Humane Studies Email me! Table of Contents This Month’s Highlights […]

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Podcast: Hummel on “Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men”

in Faculty, Graduate Students, Media, Publishing, Scholarship

Jeffery Rogers Hummel, a professor of economics at San Jose State University, took some time to talk about his book Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men: A History of the American Civil War – which recently saw the release of its 2nd edition.

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Podcast: Kevin Gutzman – James Madison and the Making of America

in Faculty, Graduate Students, Media, Publishing, Scholarship

IHS History Program Officer Phil Magness recently talked with historian and New York Times Bestselling author Kevin R.C. Gutzman about his most recent book, James Madison and the Making of America. In the book, Dr. Gutzman provides voluminous documentation of Madison’s career and the role he played in some of early America’s most formative years.

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Howard Baetjer’s “Free Our Markets: A Citizens’ Guide to Essential Economics”

in Faculty, Higher Education, Publishing, Scholarship

A belated congratulations is in order for Towson University Professor and long-time IHS faculty Howard Baetjer on the recent release of his book, Free our Markets: A Citizens’ Guide to Essential Economics.  Here is just some of the praise that Dr. Baetjer is receiving for his work: Central to economics is the study of how people deal with the scarcity of resources. Unfortunately, among humanity’s […]

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Becoming a Public Intellectual: Inspiration for Op-Eds

in Publishing, Scholarship

During my recent IHS webcast and post on being a public intellectual and getting involved with the media, I suggested a few strategies for getting started. Here’s an example of a versatile issue where everyone can get involved: government financing for stadiums and arenas. They very clearly benefit special interests, but research by economists like Dennis Coates and Brad Humphreys suggests that […]

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Publishing and Tenure by the Numbers

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Over at his blog, Kids Prefer Cheese, Mike Munger lays down the numbers on writing, publishing articles, tenure, and how this all relates to salary. It takes two journal articles per year to get tenure.  Good journals.  Not great journals.  If you can publish in great journals you can get away with fewer publications.  But barring consistent genius, you should […]

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7 Guidelines for Writing Worthy Works of Non-Fiction

in Graduate Students, Publishing

In an older blog post on EconLog, Bryan Caplan lays out some guidelines for writing non-fiction that other people will actually want to read. This is great advice to think about when writing for broader audiences as a public intellectual, but it is just as important for academic writing: 1. Pick an important topic.  If someone asks you, “What are […]

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Find the Right Journal for Your Paper

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Finding the right journal for your article can make the difference between fame and obscurity.  At the very least, it can make a difference in signaling the quality of your work.  Many scholars (especially grad students) make the mistake of aiming their papers too low.  Fear of rejection is not a valid excuse for doing this – everyone gets rejected, and […]

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Bad Titles Hurt Good Papers

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The LSE Public Policy Group has a very helpful guide called “Maximizing the Impacts of Your Research.” I wanted to focus on one key takeaway from Chapter 4: good titles and abstracts are keys to getting cited more frequently, and scholars are typically lousy at creating good titles and abstracts. It’s great if you have a bunch of publications in […]

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