That's the one! OP, I think some version of this is definitely worth implementing/revival. I often share various EA articles on my personal twitter feed, and I know people (for example Stefan Schubert) who share EA articles, which captures an audience (that find the content interesting/engaging) that do not always read the EAF regularly.
I thought something like this already existed but I could be mistaken.
Will check some of these out. Not sure if this fits your criteria but a personal favourite is the documentary about Aaron Swartz.
Thanks for this - one of my favourite blogs!
Few questions (not all directly related to the job, so feel free to skip all/any of them):
"For some projects, a small adjustment could unlock huge academic value." Would you be able to provide examples please?
Good idea! May be worth reaching out to the LSE Econ PhD programme (I see you're attending!), who trialled something similar last year for underrepresented backgrounds (in order to get some feedback on what applicants want).
I think a good addition to this would be providing help to people applying for pre-docs as well, given how important they have become in the profession.
I should have added the following statement. If anyone would like a quick chat about researching cousin marriage, feel free to message me.Caveat: I'm still fairly new to the topic (there's a lot of non-econ literature) but can try to help wherever possible.
I'm currently actively working on this in my PhD (I'm an Economist), which developed from one of my pre-PhD courses. I have a few different ideas and am currently applying for funding for them. Truthfully, this is not one of my core research interests but I think it's relatively fertile ground for research/publication and I have some nice co-authors that I'm working with, so I don't have to devote too much time to the topic.
A few points:
I strongly dislike this and think it gives off the wrong impression about the purpose of the Hotel.