Yearly Archives: 2024

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  • 29 May 2024
    Weiying Zhang

    Understanding Entrepreneurial Decision-Making

    Entrepreneurship has been the theme of my research for four decades. My first article on entrepreneurship was published in 1984. I must confess, however, that I had not truly understood the nature of entrepreneurship until a few years ago. The reason is that I was trapped in mainstream (neoclassical) economics. I had always been a […]

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  • 29 May 2024
    Omonpee W. Petcoff, Janice C. Palaganas, Marcel Danesi

    Emoji in Literacy Training and Healthcare Communications

    Since emoji gained global diffusion in the early 2010s, emoji characters have coalesced into a self-contained language that people of different linguistic and cultural backgrounds use on a daily basis, in remarkably similar ways. This visual language has evolved into a cross-cultural literacy, migrating to many areas of social interaction, including in education and in […]

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  • 28 May 2024
    Philip Hans Franses

    Ethics in Econometrics – A Guide to Research Practice

    Econometricians develop and use methods and techniques to model economic behavior, create forecasts, to do policy evaluation, and to develop scenarios. Often, this ends up in some advice. This advice can be a prediction for the future or for another sector or country, it can be a judgment on whether a policy measure was successful […]

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  • 23 May 2024
    Andreas Kakridis, Barry Eichengreen

    The Spread of the Modern Central Bank and Global Cooperation

    Central banks have not always been as ubiquitous or as economically and politically prominent as they are today. A century ago, some two-thirds of the world’s countries didn’t have one at all (see chart). Those who did took them less seriously: their functions were circumscribed, their mandates ambiguous, their allegiances divided between their commercial and […]

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  • 21 May 2024
    David C Henshall

    Secrets of our genome: Small RNAs conduct the molecular orchestra of life

    The actions of genes are fundamental to life as we know it. But how is your genome’s prodigious output controlled? What checks and balances ensure the right ‘amount’ of gene activity in each of your trillions of cells? What is conducting the molecular orchestra of life? Researchers have been unpicking the pathway from gene to […]

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  • 15 May 2024
    Alan E. Kazdin

    Research Design

    To the public at large, scientific “facts” constantly seem to change. Some of these changes are dramatic. When I was a child there were nine planets in our solar system. However, a child born today will learn there are eight, but maybe one more lurking very far away. Additionally, scientific research once suggested foods such […]

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  • 13 May 2024
    Mehran Kamrava

    How Islam Rules in Iran

    How Islam Rules in Iran questions prevailing assumptions about the Iranian theocracy by demonstrating that the Islamic Republic has deep and continuously evolving ideological and jurisprudential roots. In today’s Iran, the book argues, state-religion relations exhibit three key features. An obvious feature is the deep basis of the state in innovative interpretations of Shia jurisprudence. […]

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  • 10 May 2024
    Simon Hall

    Communicate Compellingly, Not Academically

    Are you tired of your reports, emails, memos, even social media posts going unread and unappreciated? Here’s the solution, with my five favourite tricks for writing which really makes an impact. Prepare yourself for a shock: Much of how you communicate is probably the opposite of how to get your content noticed, remembered and acted […]

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