Political Science Job Market – We need a model!

APSA recently published some ugly plots on the number of Job Postings in APSA e‐Jobs. I wonder why we don’t have a predictive model for that? It should be possible to predict the number of Job postings based on some indicators (US GDP growth, NSF budget, etc.). Anyone?

Social Science vs Activism?

But superficial activism does little to actually help the world relative to more sustainable policies. What the world needs is not just another good cause to rally around, but rigorously tested solutions that actually benefit people.

Source: Yale Daily News

I agree.

There is hope

Political science may turn out to be the biggest growth industry of all in this new era.

— (T. Friedman in „The world is Flat“ p. 201)