Toward the Next Generation of Scholarship: Challenges and Opportunities for Full Participation in PhD Training in Economics
AbstractA great advantage of our rigorous doctoral training is that as PhD economists we speak a common language that allows for efficient vetting and quick dissemination of ideas and insights. But what good is sophisticated grammar and a powerful vocabulary if the contents of our narratives are lacking? Our top three criteria for admissions to PhD programs are prior coursework in math, the quantitative GRE score, and prior coursework in economics. To attract top talent and prevent becoming a stagnant discipline that loses the influence we have in society and academia, students' creativity, originality, and drive should receive more weight.
CitationJeitschko, Thomas D. 2019. "Toward the Next Generation of Scholarship: Challenges and Opportunities for Full Participation in PhD Training in Economics." AEA Papers and Proceedings, 109: 250-54. DOI: 10.1257/pandp.20191102
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