Sociology Beats Economics — Again!

23 January 2009 at 10:58 am Leave a comment

| Peter Klein |

This was only the beginning. Now I learn from this paper, summarized by Henry Farrell (who supplies the graph below), that economists rank dead last among social scientists in RateMyProfessors.com’s “hot or not” ranking system. Sociologists are right up there near the top. How can this be?

hotness

As Henry points out, all the academic disciplines have “hotness quotients” below zero, meaning more likely “not” than “hot.” I’m tempted to ask commentators to supply their favorite counter-examples, but would prefer not to encourage lawsuits.

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