DEAR AFEE-AT FIRST I THOUGHT EVERYONE WAS AT AFIT AND THEREFORE SILENT. BUT
I HAVE NOT GOTTEN ANY MESSAGES FOR OVER A WEEK. HERE IS A TEST TO SEE
WHETHER THE MAILS ARE GETTING THROUGH. PHIL KLEIN
>As others are replying to Yngve's request on AFEEMAIL I will as well.
>happened here at the U of Tenn is that the Business School has placed more and
>more emphasis on the MBA and on creating an MBA-like lockstep program at the
>Undergraduate level. This is squeezing economics so that some in that
>department are now thinking of a move to A&S. It is way premature to say that
>this will happen as I think the dept is split and concerned about the level of
>resources and salaries. Actually, it is not clear to me that Econ does better
>in resources and salaries by remaining in Business but that is the belief. My
>own sense--and I did vote with my feet by moving out of Econ and the Business
>School a few years ago--is that in a business school Econ is subject to the
>plans and priorities of people who are not fundamentally committed to social
>science, science or "higher learning." Their goals are otherwise. So, my
>advice would be to stay with A&S.
>Actually, I strongly suspect that the problems that many Econ Departments are
>having has to do with the increasing irrelevance of most economics and that
>is a problem that will not be solved by changing places within universities.