Noii cetateni ai Respublicii Literaria

Mai jos puteti inspecta cateva ganduri (rapide, nestructurate, nu neaparat clare sau complete…) despre Marsul pentru Stiinta, parte a unui dialog initiat de Remus Florescu, de la Adevarul de Cluj. Din lipsa spatiului, doar o mica parte din ele a intrat in articolul lui Florescu publicat in Adevarul pe data de 24 aprilie→ Read more

Despre universuri paralele in evaluarea performantei in cercetare economica, in Adevarul

Remus Florescu de la Adevarul a publicat recent un excelent articol pe marginea concluziilor studiuluiDemotivarea performantei: cazul criteriilor nationale de evaluare a cercetarii in Stiintele Economice din Romaniastudiu realizat in decembrie anul trecut impreuna cu Cristian Litan si Gheorghe Silaghi, si pe care il puteti accesa public in format articol PDF, format blog (incluzand comentarii si reactii la comentarii), format (sectiune de) raport mai amplu TT-G3A publicat in Revista de Politica Stiintei si Scientometrie, format rezumat in engleza, sau format scurta prezentare la recent incheiata conferinta ERMAS 2016 de la Timisoara.  → Read more

Inceput de 2015 cu raspunsuri la intrebari adresate de Adevarul. La Multi Ani!

Intreg articolul-interviu din Adevarul, aparut la 1 ianuarie 2015. Multumiri lui Remus Florescu pentru niste intrebari foarte pertinente.

In masura timpului, voi raspunde aici oricaror comentarii relevante pe marginea acestui articol, deci va rog sa nu ezitati!

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Dupa un deceniu, aceleasi intrebari: 1+10 intrebari despre viziunea candidatilor prezidentiali din 2014 (turul II) privind cercetarea, stiinta si tehnologia in Romania

Acum exact 10 ani, adresam cateva intrebari prezidentiabililor de atunci, despre viziunile/ ideile/ planurile lor privind cercetarea stiintifica din Romania. Articolul original a aparut pe portalul online ‘Romania Libera in Viitor’ (RLIV), mai tarziu transformat in ziarul online ‘ACUM’, si poate fi citit in PDF aici→ Read more

1a Editie a Conferintei Economistilor Romani din Mediul Academic din Strainatate (ERMAS). Comunicat al Coordonatorilor.

La adresele web http://www.conferinta.econacademia.net si respectiv http://www.econ.ubbcluj.ro/ermas2014 veti gasi programul recent actualizat al Primei Editii a Conferintei Stiintifice a Economistilor Romani din Mediul Academic din Strainatate (ERMAS), gazduita de Universitatea Babes-Bolyai (UBB), Facultatea de Stiinte Economice si Gestiunea Afacerilor (FSEGA), la Cluj-Napoca, intre 18-22 August 2014 (potentiale completari/ actualizari pana la versiunea finala sunt posibile).  → Read more

Facts and fantasy about the financial crisis

I find it the most lucid summary (and criticism) of almost everything influential that has been published on the financial crisis so far. Some of the books are reviewed too briefly, and some newer ones are completely omitted, but nonetheless I think this is the most concise and useful general-purpose article written on the crisis as yet.  → Read more

My Nobel Econ 2011 prediction

I say Ernst Fehr, Matthew Rabin, and Richard Thaler for their contributions to behavioral economics (I even bet 3$ on this, but for some yet unclear reason that pool has closed, with my money returned). In any case, I think it would be highly suspicious if I got it right also this time, given I got it perfectly last year and almost perfectly the year before that→ Read more

Econlinks: The Dale T. Mortensen Nobel edition

  • The most recent event under this heading is the Northwestern conference in the honor of Dale— with some very good and some not so good presentations…– featuring also some  very (and some not so) entertaining speeches by former Mortensen students, co-authors, advisers etc, either at the dinner at the Northwestern Allen Center on Friday evening, or at the drinks & snacks session at Beverly and Dale’s splendid home (photo with Ija on their balcony) on Saturday evening.
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Econlinks: The applied maths edition

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What I have been reading

A couple of books I have read within the past few weeks, most of them on my Kindle 3G device(*):
Scott Berkun’s “Confessions of a Public Speaker” (get the Kindle edition): the author is a professional speaker, in front of audiences large and small, hence he has got some very helpful tips for anyone who ever needs to engage in public speaking, mostly drawn from his own experiences.  → Read more