Informe de la Comisión de Estudios de Posgrado en Economía
AbstractThis article shows the report presented by the Commission on Graduate Education in Economics in 1991 to the American Economic Association, it focuses on the extent to which graduate education in economic may have become too isolated from real economic problems. The report analyzes the first year core program and then fields, and it questions about the excessive emphasis given to mathematical technique versus economic substance. Thereafter the paper describes some perceived deficiencies of coursework as a whole: a lack of creativity on the part of students, and a lack of communication skills. Next, it examines the long process of selecting a dissertation, and shows advantages and disadvantages of mix of graduate schools. Finally, concludes with recommendations to solve the problems described.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Economía in its journal Revista de Economía Institucional.
Volume (Year): 6 (2004)
Issue (Month): 11 (July-December)
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graduate education in economics; Commission on Graduate Education in Economics; admission to graduate school; the core curriculum; fields courses;
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