I have just posted a contribution from Tom Gole who is an Aussie PhD student here at Harvard. Tom approached me with the idea if occasionally posting. The notion of encouraging more active student involvement seemed like a good one to me and inspired the idea of having a contest to allow one or possibly two posts this month from students.
So here is the deal. If you are a student, email me your 200 to 400 word contribution on any topic that you think might interest readers of the Core Economics blog. Also include 25 words about yourself and a link to your website/blog. Do this by 20th June. I’ll select the best one and publish it afterwards. Tom’s post is a good example of what I am looking for. The reward is kudos and also the opportunity to put your thoughts in front of Core Economics’ discerning readership.