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Plese [sic] provide phone number of the corresponding author in the title page.
Wow, sorry about that oversight! And,while unusual, a phone number could be important. I remember one time an editor called me and said: "Hey, I was wavering between a desk reject and whether to send your paper out for review. I chose the latter and picked two really tough, very opinionated referees who don't really understand what you are doing and typically take a long time to finish reviews. I think this is the best situation because it will give you plenty of time to focus your attention on other projects while delaying the inevitable rejection until such time that even you, yourself, won't have much interest in the paper. I just wanted you to know personally that I'm doing you a favor. Oh, and even though I know very little about the subject, I've read Hausman in the Journal of Economic Perspectives and this is what I think is wrong with contingent valuation. [blah, blah, blah and blather]"
Saying the effects were almost immediate and largely unavoidable, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture released a report Tuesday linking red meat to contentedly patting one’s belly. “Our data show a strong, statistically significant correlation between consuming servings of red meat and pushing back one’s chair, letting out a satisfied sigh, and gently patting or rubbing one’s abdomen with either one or both hands,” said lead researcher Elliott Hyde, who explained that eating cuts of beef, pork, or lamb was also found to cause acute sereneness and glazing-over of the eyes.
Yet, correlation doesn't prove causation. A good researcher should develop some theory before testing this with regression analysis.
Background: The North Carolina state legislature gave a 0% raise to state employees for the nth straight year (we did get a one-time $750 bonus). Appstate raised tuition and much of it is going to raises, about 2% this year. Here is a conversation from the locker room today (I swam 30 laps in 50 minutes!):
Colleague: Did everyone in the business school get 7% raises?
Me: More like 9.9, we're not allowed to give 10%.
Colleague: Oh, right.
Me: The money is nice and all, but the gold plated urinals are really what makes it worthwhile. Nothing is better than tinkling in the B school.
Where I'll be for 15-30 minutes today (sometime after my 2 hour meeting that begins at 9 and before I must pick up the swim team carpool kids at 2:45):
Fourteen Walker College of Business professors and four business students will present their research through a poster session in Peacock Hall on Thursday, October 22.
The posters will be available for viewing from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on October 22.
Research from professors Dan Hsu, Ji Yan, Joseph Cazier, Shawn Bergman, John Whitehead, Jennifer Henson, Mike Dotson, Bonnie Guy, Betty Coffey, Ben Powell, Onur Ince, Pia Albinson, Lawrence Garber, and Dave Marlett will be included.
Topics will range from text analytic research studies to the use of promotional tools in the motor carrier industry.
This study shows that fans and people living in the region of 28 Football Bundesliga teams from all three divisions are willing to support their team financially. Survey respondents were asked for their willingness-to-pay to avoid a negative outcome (e.g., relegation) and to achieve a positive outcome (e.g., promotion). Fan bonds are applied as an alternative payment vehicle within the contingent valuation method. The results show that different factors affect the decision to support the team and the actual amount of willingness-to-pay—for attendees and nonattendees. Public goods are particularly relevant for reporting a positive willingness-to-pay. (JEL Z23, L83, H41)
"This blog aims to look at more of the microeconomic ideas that can be used toward environmental ends. Bringing to bear a large quantity of external sources and articles, this blog presents a clear vision of what economic environmentalism can be."
Don't believe what they're saying
And allow me a quick moment to gush: ... The env-econ.net blog was more or less a lifeline in that period of my life, as it was one of the few ways I stayed plugged into the env. econ scene. -- Anonymous
... the Environmental Economics blog ... is now the default homepage on my browser (but then again, I guess I am a wonk -- a word I learned on the E.E. blog). That is a very nice service to the profession. -- Anonymous
"... I try and read the blog everyday and have pointed it out to other faculty who have their students read it for class. It is truly one of the best things in the blogosphere." -- Anonymous