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

  • Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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. 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.
  2. Ronald G. Ehrenberg & Panagiotis G. Mavros, 1995. "Do Doctoral Students' Financial Support Patterns Affect Their Times-To-Degree and Completion Probabilities?," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 30(3), pages 581-609.
  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. Ehrenberg, Ronald G, 1992. "The Flow of New Doctorates," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 30(2), pages 830-75, June.
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