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Alternative is the New Grey

Jason Priem asked me to give a keynote at the altmetrics12 workshop at Northwestern on 21 June. Unfortunately, the timing of #altmetrics12 …


SSRN Q&A: John Peters (GSE Research)

Sustainability is one of the hottest areas of scholarly research, and SSRN’s newest research network. GSE Research sponsors our Sustainability Research Policy Network. …


SSRN’s CiteReader Project Update

Last week we released a project update to our reference and citation technology, CiteReader.  CiteReader allows readers to view the references within …


New Thoughts on Parenting

While I was at the Kauffman Economics Bloggers Forum, Bryan Caplan, Professor of Economics at George Mason University gave me an advance …


Economists in a Spotlight of Debate

On Sunday the revealing documentary “Inside Job” won an Oscar for Best Documentary (trailer, official site). This work has made waves by …



I am packing my bags for the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in San Diego this weekend. There will be close to 10,000 …