April 16, 2020
With much of academia and most policy institutions working from home, seminars and workshops have moved online in the same way that teaching has gone virtual. Online seminars have the potential to broaden the public but have so far few ways to make their calendar known. RePEc is here to help with a new service: the Economics Virtual Seminar Calendar.
This calendar is based on user submissions and is updated regularly. As submissions accumulate, it will be subdivided by fields. Users can thus regularly visit the calendar to choose their viewings. MyIDEAS also allows to subscribe to seminar announcements by fields and users will receive an email every Sunday with the seminars of the following week.
We hope this service will prove useful to the profession.
April 4, 2020
The principal audiences of RePEc are the academic and policy worlds, and they are both in upheaval, in many cases, due to work from home and a change of focus. As detailed in a recent blog post, RePEc can help. This has been reflected in a healthy traffic for those RePEc services that report such numbers: 587,065 file downloads and 2,692,586 abstract views. Also, the circumstances have not prevented more archives to join RePEc: Ateneo de Manila University, Body of Expert and Licensed Accountants of Romania, Agence française de développement, Robert Triffin International, Entrepreneur’s Guide (Russia), University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. And we reached a few milestones:
1,600,000 items in author profiles
800,000 articles with extracted references