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Job Search Strategies and Outcomes for Academic Economists: A Middle-Market View


  • Kevin Duncan

    (University of Southern Colorado)

  • Dirk Yandell

    () (School of Business Administration, University of San Diego)

  • Kokila Doshi

    (University of San Diego)


The job market for academic economists is examined with data from a sample of applicants for a position at a middle-tier university. Search methods and outcomes are reported, and regression results for an accepted salary equation are presented. A recursive system of equations is also estimated to examine the effects of gender, degree quality and networking on the outcomes of the various stages in the job search process.

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  • Kevin Duncan & Dirk Yandell & Kokila Doshi, 2000. "Job Search Strategies and Outcomes for Academic Economists: A Middle-Market View," Eastern Economic Journal, Eastern Economic Association, vol. 26(3), pages 345-361, Summer.
  • Handle: RePEc:eej:eeconj:v:26:y:2000:i:3:p:345-361

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    Job Search;

    JEL classification:

    • J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search
    • J44 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Professional Labor Markets and Occupations


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