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To Be or Not to Be: Major Choices in Budding Scientists

In: American Universities in a Global Market

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  • Eric Bettinger, 2010. "To Be or Not to Be: Major Choices in Budding Scientists," NBER Chapters,in: American Universities in a Global Market, pages 69-98 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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