Some evidence on the future of economics
Oswald, Andrew J. and Ralsmark, Hilda (2008) Some evidence on the future of economics. Working Paper. Coventry: University of Warwick, Department of Economics. (Warwick economic research papers).
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This short paper collects and studies the CVs of 112 assistant professors in the top-ten American departments of economics. The paper treats these as a glimpse of the future. We find evidence of a strong brain drain. We find also a predominance of empirical work.
|Item Type:||Working or Discussion Paper (Working Paper)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Economics -- Research, Education, Higher -- United States, Economics -- Study and teaching -- United States, Brain drain|
|Series Name:||Warwick economic research papers|
|Publisher:||University of Warwick, Department of Economics|
|Place of Publication:||Coventry|
|Number of Pages:||14|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
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