"My Econometrica paper on peer effects was rejected at all the other 4 top 5 journals."
"Be Cautious with the Precautionary Principle: Evidence from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident"

"The world’s top economists just made the case for why we still need English majors"

Not quite. This is a classic Washington Post headline. The "world's top economists" turn out to be 1) Robert Shiller, who has a new book to plug, 2) the governor of Sweden's national bank, 3) the head of Australia's central bank, and 4) two Harvard economists who did a study which claims "By age 40, the earnings of people who majored in fields like social science or history have caught up [to STEM majors].”

That's it.

Read it if you like but I think the headline vastly overstates the evidence cited.

UPDATE: Link added.

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