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La Formación de los Economistas en America Latina

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  • Eduardo Lora

    (Dept Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo. 1300 New York Ave. NW. Washington, DC, USA.)

  • Hugo Ñopo

    (Dept Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo. 1300 New York Ave. NW. Washington, DC, USA.)

Abstract

This paper presents a comparative view of the training of economists in Latin America, analyzing curricula, commonly utilized textbooks, professors’ time-commitments, teaching methods, and the use of technologies and computational tools. Also, following the approach of Colander (2005), the paper presents the results of a survey of Economics students, creating a socioeconomic profile of them and examining their attitudes and opinions. Among the regularities found for the five countries, it is particularly notable the lack of connection between students’ expectations regarding job market demand for economists and the actual demand by employment sectors. JEL Classification: A22

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Article provided by Ilades-Georgetown University, Universidad Alberto Hurtado/School of Economics and Bussines in its journal Revista de Analisis Economico.

Volume (Year): 24 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 (Diciembre)
Pages: 65-93

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Handle: RePEc:ila:anaeco:v:24:y:2009:i:2:p:65-96

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  1. Suzanne Duryea & Sebastián Galiani & Claudia Piras & Hugo R. Ñopo, 2007. "The Educational Gender Gap in Latin America and the Caribbean," IDB Publications 6721, Inter-American Development Bank.
  2. David Colander & Hugo Nopo Key Words: Latin American economics, global economics, political economy, graduate training, Latin America, applied economics, 2007. "The Making of a Latin American Global Economist," Middlebury College Working Paper Series 0705, Middlebury College, Department of Economics.
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