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Do looks matter for an academic career in economics? [study]
Do looks matter for an academic career in economics? [study] ● According to a new paper from the Centre for Economic Policy Research, the answer is (a robust) ‘yes’. We document appearance effects in the economics profession. Using unique data on PhD graduates from ten of the top economics departments in the United States we test whether more attractive individuals are ... [ click to read full item ]
The consequences of inconsequentialities [study]
The consequences of inconsequentialities [study] ● People occasionally misplace seemingly inconsequential things – gloves, trainers, scarfs etc etc. But perhaps the sociological implications of misplaced objects may not have received as much scholarly attention as they deserve? Bearing in mind that : “Especially for the purposes of grant applications, researchers must demonstrate how these objects have ... [ click to read full item ]
Facial Action Units for horses [study]
Facial Action Units for horses [study] ● “Until now the full capacity of horse facial expressions to convey a range of information has been largely overlooked.” This lack of capacity was addressed by the most recent (2015) addition to the AnimalFACS system. (FACS stands for Facial Action Coding System) EquiFACS which is “a scientific observational tool for ... [ click to read full item ]

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