The “do what you love” mantra is troubling but so is the opposite notion that work is inherently displeasing.
I’ve found it satisfying to master a field that’s considered a boy’s club. But what does it say about me, as a staunch feminist, if I’m relying on masculinity to convey my worth?
My beloved university exemplifies the crisis faced by many small, private institutions across the country. Sadly, some of its struggles were foreseeable all along.
At my institution, we’d love to give professors meaningful raises every year. There’s just one thing standing in the way: math.
At least not when it comes to the academia’s labor woes, that is. But what market will save us now that alt-ac won't?
If you were starting fresh right now, would you train to be a contingent professor? If the answer is no, it’s worth taking a look at how you got here.
And what does it mean to promise her an affordable education in an era of downward mobility?
Real sparks do fly in our dismal science. Are economic power couples proof that partnering is advantageous?
It’s especially important to be fiscally savvy when you’re living largely on loans. With that in mind, here are a few budgeting tips I wish I'd learned earlier.
Graduate study is increasingly out of reach for those not born into the right circumstances. More of us pursuing advanced degrees should acknowledge that.
University instructors aren’t as insulated from technological change as we might have thought. From a labor standpoint, that could be bad news.
What can fisheries biologists tell us about the adjunctification of academia? More than you might think.
When we chose Lady Economist as the name for our blog, we knew we were playing with loaded terminology. But the criticism we faced taught us a lot about where women stand in academia.
It looks like academia is headed for TV’s doomsday scenario: unbundling. The trick is to make that work for professors and students.
Economics has a long history of being a macho science as well as a dismal one. That’s changing, but is it changing quickly enough?