Academic research is invaluable, but as global citizens, we must also prioritize addressing pressing real-world issues. The ongoing war in Ukraine demands our attention and action for the sake of peace, stability, and human rights. Balancing academic pursuits with our responsibilities as engaged citizens can lead to positive change on a global scale.
Here are some suggestions for how you can help. A few easy-to-do actions are: (1) share this brief explainer of the war with others, (2) contribute to this fundraiser for humanitarian aid in Ukraine, and/or (3) buy one of our academics for Ukraine t-shirts to show your support.
If you’re an economist, check out the “Thriving in Economics” e-book series, which contains crowdsourced advice for aspiring PhD students (book 1), PhD students (book 2), and Assistant Professors+ (book 3). If you are a PhD student or advise PhD students, check out these virtual job market workshops recordings. All proceeds from each of these endeavors are used to provide humanitarian aid in Ukraine.
If you’re looking to do more, consider asking your university/organization to support the remote fellowship program run by Economists for Ukraine/Science for Ukraine. You can make a donation to this program here. All donations will be used to fund researchers in Ukraine.
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By day, I am an Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My research focuses on environmental risk. I am an editor at the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (JAERE) and a co-editor at Environmental and Energy Policy and the Economy (EEPE). I also serve on the board of editors of American Economic Journal: Economic Policy (AEJ: Policy). I am affiliated with the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), the E2e Project, and the CESifo Research Network.
In my spare time, I work on Academic Sequitur, a tool to help researchers stay up to date on recent research. You tell us who and what you want to follow and we notify you about new papers matching your interests. I’m also working on SKAIPedia, a wiki for social science literature. Check them out and let me know what you think!
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