Monthly Archives: April 2013

Job opportunity at EPI

For graduating seniors who do not have a job yet, Economic Policy Institute in DC is hiring two research assistants. They have hired Gettysburg grads in the past and do some really interesting policy work.

http://www.epi.org/about/jobs/

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Final post for the semester (#11)

As sort of a final semester wrap-up, this week you should read Chapter 4 of Freakonomics and the journal article that inspired part of it: The Impact of Legalized Abortion on Crime by Donohue and Levitt.

On Moodle, find the articles entitled LevittAbortion.pdf and LevittAbortionCritique.pdf. Read both of them, in that order. What did you find surprising? How do you reconcile the chapter in Freakonomics and the two papers. Limit your response to 600 words.

There will be no comments on this post, but you have two weeks to work on it. It is due on Friday, May 3 at 9am.

It’s the last one, make it a good one.

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Assignment #10 Spring 2013

Read Poor Economics, Chapter 7. Write a <500 word response, analyzing, not summarizing, the content. Things to think about are:

  1. How do they present statistics?
  2. How do the authors use statistics to make the big points in the chapter?
  3. What did you learn?
  4. What questions do you have left after reading the chapter?

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No blog post this week

I hope you all are hard at work on your rough drafts. They are due on Friday at the beginning of class. No blog post for this week. Enjoy!

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