Fast Track or Failure: A Study of the Completion Rates of Graduate Students in Economics
AbstractThis paper presents an analysis of the failure and completion rates of graduate students in economics at three universities in The Netherlands. We find that an indicator of the research productivity of the supervisor is an important determinant of the completion and dropout rates. However, this effect seems due to the fact that supervisors with a good research record attract and select better students. There is no evidence of an independent effect of having a supervisor who is an active researcher.
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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2000
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Publication status: published as 'Fast track or failure: a study of the graduation and dropout rates of Ph D students in economics' in: Economics of Education Review, 2003, 22 (2), 157-166 (see IZA Reprints 167/03 )
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- Ours, J.C. van & Ridder, G., 1999. "Fast track or Failure: A Study of the Completion Rates of Graduate Students in Economics," Discussion Paper 1999-118, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
- Ridder, G & van Ours, Jan C, 2000. "Fast Track or Failure: A Study of the Completion Rates of Graduate Students in Economics," CEPR Discussion Papers 2363, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
- C41 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Duration Analysis; Optimal Timing Strategies
- I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2000-02-28 (All new papers)
- NEP-EDU-2000-02-14 (Education)
- NEP-LAB-2000-02-28 (Labour Economics)
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