- Friday Links
- What’s JAMA’s new impact factor now that POTUS has published a paper there? As you probably heard, Mr. Obama published a paper in the Journal of the American Medical Association this week, describing the progress to date of the US Health Care Reform and outlining the next steps. I have so many questions: was the review process (if there was one) double blind? Was he first rejected from NEJM? Was there a revise and resubmit? Was Obama totally nice to that rude referee #2, so that his paper could get published without further hassle? If you’re a handling editor or a referee, we want to hear from you (anonymously or not)...
- On Quora, Stanford Professor Jon Levin answers questions about economics. Both graduate students and young faculty might be interested in his response to “did you ever feel like economics was not for you even though you enjoy it”: “after I finished my graduate classes,I went through a period where I was trying to find an idea for my job market paper and getting nowhere. I was working every minute but at the end of every day I'd pretty much throw out all my notes. Research can be incredibly frustrating when you are getting nowhere.”