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Hotness Only Pays for Old, Male Profs

For years I have been one puzzled by one observation, when it comes to the men I know in my profession (economics professors): The rating that students give them on the website www.ratemyprofessors.com as to whether they are hot (or not) has little correlation with own my personal assessment of their hotness.

The Realm of Hammered, Horizontal Academics

Most university graduates are happy to have their senior honors thesis behind them. None more though than a recent Duke University student whose “mock” honors thesis, chronicling her drunken sexual exploits over her last two years of college, isn’t likely to be forgotten any time soon.

Do Sexy Profs Get Derailed From the Tenure Track?

A recent article has me worried; apparently there is a penalty associated with being a “sexy” professor.*  Until now, all I had been worried about was that the mother of one of the students in my “Economics of Sex and Love” course would complain that I had taught her progeny how blowjobs are priced—I had […]