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TagLast edit: 14 Jul 2022 17:51 UTC by Leo

The academia tag is for posts relevant to topics such as how (in)efficient academia is, what influence academia has had and could have, the best ways to leverage or direct academia, and whether people should go into academic or academia-related careers.

Further reading

Whittlestone, Jess (2018) Academic research, 80,000 Hours

Related entries

field-building | metascience | research methods | research training programs | scientific progress

The aca­demic con­tri­bu­tion to AI safety seems large

Gavin30 Jul 2020 10:30 UTC
115 points
28 comments9 min readEA link

More un­der­grad­u­ate or just-grad­u­ated stu­dents should con­sider get­ting jobs as re­search techs in aca­demic labs

vbelenky1 Sep 2021 9:02 UTC
30 points
8 comments12 min readEA link

Writ­ing about my job: Eco­nomics Professor

Kevin Kuruc28 Jul 2021 19:41 UTC
86 points
9 comments5 min readEA link

Writ­ing about my job: Re­search Fel­low, FHI

rgb29 Jul 2021 13:53 UTC
96 points
9 comments8 min readEA link

My first PhD year

Jaime Sevilla31 Aug 2021 11:31 UTC
64 points
2 comments10 min readEA link

EA megapro­jects continued

mariushobbhahn3 Dec 2021 10:33 UTC
175 points
47 comments7 min readEA link

New EA Cause Area: Run Black­well’s Bookstore

Ben Pace5 Feb 2022 5:57 UTC
77 points
33 comments8 min readEA link

Work­shop for un­der­rep­re­sented groups in GPR—In­tel­lec­tual and cul­tural di­ver­sity in GPR

Global Priorities Institute29 Mar 2022 15:55 UTC
47 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

Re­sults of a sur­vey of in­ter­na­tional de­vel­op­ment pro­fes­sors on EA

ryancbriggs22 Jun 2022 15:49 UTC
175 points
17 comments3 min readEA link

Why EA needs Oper­a­tions Re­search: the sci­ence of de­ci­sion making

wesg21 Jul 2022 0:47 UTC
66 points
20 comments14 min readEA link

How to PhD

eca28 Mar 2021 19:56 UTC
100 points
28 comments11 min readEA link

Im­prov­ing the EA-al­igned re­search pipeline: Se­quence introduction

MichaelA11 May 2021 17:57 UTC
60 points
10 comments4 min readEA link

In­gre­di­ents for cre­at­ing dis­rup­tive re­search teams

stefan.torges16 May 2019 16:23 UTC
153 points
16 comments54 min readEA link

In­ter­ven­tion op­tions for im­prov­ing the EA-al­igned re­search pipeline

MichaelA28 May 2021 14:26 UTC
42 points
25 comments14 min readEA link

Long-Term Fu­ture Fund: May 2021 grant recommendations

abergal27 May 2021 6:44 UTC
110 points
17 comments57 min readEA link

My cur­rent im­pres­sions on ca­reer choice for longtermists

Holden Karnofsky4 Jun 2021 17:07 UTC
364 points
36 comments27 min readEA link

Why sci­en­tific re­search is less effec­tive in pro­duc­ing value than it could be: a mapping

C Tilli14 Jun 2021 8:24 UTC
107 points
32 comments19 min readEA link

Eco­nomics PhD ap­pli­ca­tion sup­port—be­come a mentee!

Luzia8 Jul 2021 15:40 UTC
60 points
8 comments1 min readEA link

Mak­ing im­pact researchful

Michael_Wulfsohn19 Jul 2021 4:30 UTC
9 points
4 comments1 min readEA link

Im­prov­ing EAs’ use of non-EA op­tions for re­search train­ing, cre­den­tials, test­ing fit, etc.

MichaelA11 Sep 2021 13:52 UTC
22 points
2 comments8 min readEA link

How to Ac­cel­er­ate Tech­nolog­i­cal Progress—New Things Un­der the Sun

BrownHairedEevee3 Oct 2021 17:49 UTC
13 points
0 comments8 min readEA link
(www.newthingsunderthesun.com)

[Question] How do EAs deal with hav­ing a “weird” ap­pear­ance?

SamiM7 Nov 2021 0:49 UTC
21 points
9 comments1 min readEA link

New Effec­tive Th­e­sis ser­vices and op­por­tu­ni­ties to get involved

DavidJanku15 Nov 2021 18:15 UTC
48 points
3 comments5 min readEA link

Sci-Hub sued in India

cflexman30 Dec 2021 2:48 UTC
107 points
7 comments7 min readEA link

Hits-based de­vel­op­ment: fund­ing de­vel­op­ing-coun­try economists

Michael_Wiebe1 Jan 2022 0:28 UTC
75 points
16 comments2 min readEA link

New study on whether an­i­mal welfare re­forms af­fect wider at­ti­tudes to­wards animals

Jamie_Harris2 May 2022 10:00 UTC
52 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

[Question] What are the coolest top­ics in AI safety, to a hope­lessly pure math­e­mat­i­cian?

Jenny K E7 May 2022 7:18 UTC
82 points
30 comments1 min readEA link

How to ap­ply for a PhD

Abby Hoskin11 May 2022 19:18 UTC
70 points
7 comments8 min readEA link

[Question] What’s the causal effect of a PhD?

Gavin5 Jun 2022 8:37 UTC
26 points
5 comments1 min readEA link

Read­ing the ethi­cists 2: Hunt­ing for AI al­ign­ment papers

Charlie Steiner6 Jun 2022 15:53 UTC
9 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.lesswrong.com)

Break­ing Up Elite Colleges

sahajsharda7 Jun 2022 5:21 UTC
4 points
7 comments1 min readEA link
(sahajsharda.substack.com)

Un­jour­nal: Call for par­ti­ci­pants and re­search

david_reinstein13 Jun 2022 11:11 UTC
40 points
0 comments2 min readEA link
(effective-giving-marketing.gitbook.io)

NeurIPS ML Safety Work­shop 2022

Dan Hendrycks26 Jul 2022 15:33 UTC
72 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(neurips2022.mlsafety.org)

The His­tory of AI Rights Research

Jamie_Harris27 Aug 2022 8:14 UTC
41 points
1 comment14 min readEA link
(www.sentienceinstitute.org)

[Cause Ex­plo­ra­tion Prizes] Re­search Communication

Open Philanthropy30 Aug 2022 3:13 UTC
5 points
1 comment11 min readEA link

Smart Move­ments Start Aca­demic Dis­ci­plines

ColdButtonIssues25 Sep 2022 15:58 UTC
115 points
18 comments5 min readEA link

Es­ti­ma­tion of prob­a­bil­ities to get tenure track in academia: baseline and pub­li­ca­tions dur­ing the PhD.

PabloAMC20 Sep 2020 18:32 UTC
39 points
9 comments6 min readEA link

Nar­ra­tion: Im­prov­ing the EA-al­igned re­search pipeline: Se­quence introduction

D0TheMath27 Jul 2021 0:56 UTC
3 points
1 comment1 min readEA link
(anchor.fm)

New Global Pri­ori­ties In­sti­tute work­ing pa­pers—and an up­dated ver­sion of “The case for strong longter­mism”

Global Priorities Institute9 Aug 2021 16:57 UTC
46 points
0 comments2 min readEA link

Self-Sus­tain­ing Fields Liter­a­ture Re­view: Tech­nol­ogy Fore­cast­ing, How Aca­demic Fields Emerge, and the Science of Science

Megan Kinniment6 Sep 2021 15:04 UTC
27 points
0 comments8 min readEA link

In­ves­ti­gat­ing how tech­nol­ogy-fo­cused aca­demic fields be­come self-sustaining

Ben Snodin6 Sep 2021 15:04 UTC
42 points
4 comments44 min readEA link

On Scal­ing Academia

kirchner.jan20 Sep 2021 14:54 UTC
18 points
3 comments13 min readEA link
(universalprior.substack.com)

New Work­ing Paper Series of the Le­gal Pri­ori­ties Project

Legal Priorities Project18 Oct 2021 10:30 UTC
60 points
0 comments9 min readEA link

[Job – Academia] As­sis­tant Pro­fes­sor (Philos­o­phy/​Ethics) at Ling­nan Univer­sity (Hong Kong)

Andrea Sauchelli26 Oct 2021 9:25 UTC
5 points
0 comments2 min readEA link

Ap­ply to be a Stan­ford HAI Ju­nior Fel­low (As­sis­tant Pro­fes­sor- Re­search) by Nov. 15, 2021

Vael Gates31 Oct 2021 2:21 UTC
15 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Pro­posal: al­ter­na­tive to tra­di­tional aca­demic jour­nals for EA-rele­vant re­search (multi-link post)

david_reinstein3 Nov 2021 20:16 UTC
28 points
9 comments3 min readEA link

New Publi­ca­tion: Effec­tive Altru­ism and Reli­gion

dominicroser25 Jan 2022 9:22 UTC
71 points
6 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] What are some ex­am­ples of EA <-> Academia col­lab­o­ra­tions?

EdoArad18 Feb 2022 10:18 UTC
21 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] Do we have any *lists* of ‘aca­demics/​re­search groups rele­vant/​ad­ja­cent to EA’ … and open sci­ence?

david_reinstein30 Mar 2022 15:36 UTC
15 points
11 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] What “pivotal” and use­ful re­search … would you like to see as­sessed? (Bounty for sug­ges­tions)

david_reinstein28 Apr 2022 15:49 UTC
34 points
21 comments7 min readEA link

Should you do an eco­nomics PhD (or mas­ter’s)?

david_reinstein19 Apr 2022 20:04 UTC
56 points
15 comments23 min readEA link

Paper sum­mary: The case for strong longter­mism (Hilary Greaves and William MacAskill)

Global Priorities Institute29 Apr 2022 15:52 UTC
43 points
27 comments4 min readEA link
(globalprioritiesinstitute.org)

Paper sum­mary: Mo­ral de­mands and the far fu­ture (An­dreas Mo­gensen)

Global Priorities Institute29 Apr 2022 15:54 UTC
21 points
1 comment5 min readEA link
(globalprioritiesinstitute.org)

BERI is seek­ing new col­lab­o­ra­tors (2022)

sawyer17 May 2022 17:31 UTC
21 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Apollo Aca­demic Surveys

Chris Said20 May 2022 13:38 UTC
65 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

Vael Gates: Risks from Ad­vanced AI (June 2022)

Vael Gates14 Jun 2022 0:49 UTC
45 points
5 comments13 min readEA link

As­sis­tant pro­fes­sor­ship place­ments at top eco­nomics departments

LuisMota8 Jul 2022 12:38 UTC
28 points
2 comments1 min readEA link
(docs.google.com)

Talk­ing EA to my philos­o­phy friends

Eleni_A14 Jul 2022 8:48 UTC
10 points
0 comments5 min readEA link

Hiring Pro­gram­mers in Academia

Jeff Kaufman24 Jul 2022 20:20 UTC
47 points
5 comments2 min readEA link
(www.jefftk.com)

A re­view of the Sch­warz­man Schol­ars pro­gram for EAs

KevinWei15 Aug 2022 12:07 UTC
40 points
15 comments17 min readEA link

EJOR spe­cial is­sue on role of op­er­a­tional re­search in fu­ture pandemics

wesg17 Aug 2022 13:34 UTC
20 points
0 comments2 min readEA link
(www.sciencedirect.com)

Hyper­bolic Science: Or, Play­ing Games with Growth

Adam Green26 Aug 2022 2:41 UTC
2 points
1 comment4 min readEA link
(markov.bio)

We’re search­ing for mean­ing, not hap­piness (et al.)

Joshua Clingo1 Sep 2022 7:34 UTC
17 points
2 comments14 min readEA link

[Question] How can we se­cure more re­search po­si­tions at our uni­ver­si­ties for x-risk re­searchers?

Neil Crawford6 Sep 2022 14:41 UTC
3 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

What are the biggest EA Ques­tions in Amer­i­can Poli­tics?

Mahendra Prasad11 Sep 2022 3:59 UTC
2 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

In­put Sought For Roundtable with Peter Singer, Toby Ord, and Allan Dafoe

Mahendra Prasad11 Sep 2022 22:13 UTC
23 points
8 comments1 min readEA link

An­nounc­ing Ap­pli­ca­tions Now Open for Johns Hop­kins Cen­ter for Health Se­cu­rity’s PhD Opportunities

tksell21 Sep 2022 14:27 UTC
30 points
1 comment1 min readEA link