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The Changing Distributions of New Ph.D. Economists and Their Employment: Implications for the Future

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  • Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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This essay addressed the changing demographic composition of new Ph.D.s in economics and the changing distribution of the jobs that they are obtaining. It discusses how future trends may interact to influence the types of training that economists may provide their graduate students and the types of faculty positions that academic institutions may provide for new Ph.D. economists in the future.

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Article provided by American Economic Association in its journal Journal of Economic Perspectives.

Volume (Year): 13 (1999)
Issue (Month): 3 (Summer)
Pages: 135-138

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Handle: RePEc:aea:jecper:v:13:y:1999:i:3:p:135-138

Note: DOI: 10.1257/jep.13.3.135
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  1. Ehrenberg, Ronald G, 1992. "The Flow of New Doctorates," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 30(2), pages 830-75, June.
  2. Jerry R. Green, 1993. "Future Graduate Study and Academic Careers," NBER Chapters, in: Studies of Supply and Demand in Higher Education, pages 145-182 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  3. Kasper, Hirschel, et al, 1991. "The Education of Economists: From Undergraduate to Graduate Studies," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 29(3), pages 1088-109, September.
  4. Ronald G. Ehrenberg & Panagiotis G. Mavros, 1992. "Do Doctoral Students' Financial Support Patterns Affect Their Times-to-Degree and Completion Probabilities," NBER Working Papers 4070, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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  1. Bruno S. Frey, . "Was bewirkt die Volkswirtschaftslehre?," IEW - Working Papers 024, Institute for Empirical Research in Economics - University of Zurich.
  2. T. Aldrich Finegan & Wendy A. Stock & John J. Siegfried, 2006. "Matriculation in U.S. Economics Ph.D. Programs: How Many Accepted Americans Do Not Enroll?," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 96(2), pages 453-457, May.
  3. Bruno Frey, 2006. "How Influential is Economics?," De Economist, Springer, vol. 154(2), pages 295-311, June.
  4. Sutter, Matthias & Kocher, Martin G. & Mrsic, Robert, 2002. "Representation and educational background of European economists in top journals of economics," Munich Reprints in Economics 18219, University of Munich, Department of Economics.

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