AbstractAlan Kirman of CAMS-Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris reviews “Engines of Anxiety: Academic Rankings, Reputation, and Accountability,” by Wendy Nelson Espel and and Michael Sauder. The Econlit abstract of this book begins: “Examines the culture of evaluation by focusing on the US News and World Report rankings of law schools and the effects these rankings have had on legal education. Discusses the transparency of transparency measures; accountability by the numbers; how prospective law students use rankings; rankings and admissions; rankings at the top—what happens inside the dean's office; career services and employment; and rankings everywhere—how these implications generalize to other types of educational rankings. Espel and is Professor of Sociology at Northwestern University. Sauder is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Iowa. ”
Journal of Economic Literature – American Economic Association
Published: Dec 1, 2017
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