The new academic year got started this Saturday when the first years of 2015 arrived on campus. It is also time to kick-off the blog posts with a few resolutions for 2015.
This year the aim is really use the blog for outreach. We hope to make more posts about our research and activities in the School and throw out some analysis of and opinions about the economic issues of the day. We want to inspire undergraduates, share resources with postgraduates, inform policymakers, raise our profile in the media and give our alumni more street cred.
The first step to such grand ambitions is to share a few resources for those amongst our readers who might also have big social media plans:
- The Chronicle of Higher Education explains how to curate your digital identity as an academic.
- Impact story has a nice e-book that you can download: The 30-day impact challenge. There are some really useful ideas about how to raise the profile of your research.
- If you are not on Twitter yet, 2015 should be the year. Alisa Gross has 25 observations on how academics use Twitter at The Acclaim Blog, and
- At the recent American Economic Association Annual Conference, Justin Wolfers presented a paper on Twitter for Economists. It only consists of tweets and I’m quite jealous that I did not think of that first!
Here is to blogging in 2015 as if we don’t know the meaning of opportunity cost!