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A Guide and Advice for Economists on the U.S. Junior Academic Job Market: 2016–2017 Edition

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  • Cawley, John

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This guide, updated for the 2016-17 job market season, describes the U.S. academic market for new Ph.D. economists and offers advice on conducting an academic job search. It provides data, reports findings from published papers, describes practical details, and includes links to online resources. Topics addressed include: preparing to go on the market; applying for academic jobs; the JOE Network, which is the AEA's electronic clearinghouse for the job market; signaling; interviewing at the ASSA meetings; campus visits; the secondary market scramble; offers and negotiating; getting off to a good start as an assistant professor; diversity; and dual job searches.

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  • Cawley, John, 2016. "A Guide and Advice for Economists on the U.S. Junior Academic Job Market: 2016–2017 Edition," IZA Discussion Papers 10400, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  • Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp10400
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    salaries; market for economists; academic labor market; benefits;

    JEL classification:

    • A11 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Role of Economics; Role of Economists
    • J0 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General
    • J44 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Professional Labor Markets and Occupations
    • A23 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Graduate

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