In tweets: academic economics reckons with its discriminatory culture

Here’s as comprehensive a summary of events and reactions as I can manage on vacation, currently in a cabin in a Tasmanian national park. I think it is important to consider these events in the context of the #MeToo movement broadly and Alice Wu’s paper on the latent toxicity of academic economics, which I cannot adequately summarize in this space.

I approach this topic not with any familiarity, but with frustration and regret that experiences like mine have been deprived from others just as enthusiastic and qualified (in many cases surely more so) as I am. This post is just me documenting a critical turning point in my chosen line of work using my two main strengths: a tendency to fixate on projects and topics I care about and spending time on Twitter..

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