Economics Job Market "Scramble" for new PhDs


2024 Job Market Scramble Timeline:

Registration for the 2024 Job Market Scramble was open from March 7 through March 13 at 5pm (EDT). 

Scramble Viewing was open from March 15th through March 8th for all registered participants. 

Brief Description:

Occasionally prospective employers of new PhD economists exhaust their candidates before hiring someone during the winter/spring job market period. Similarly, new economics PhDs seeking a job sometimes find that all of the prospective employers with whom they have interviewed have hired someone else before they have secured an appointment.

To address these problems, the AEA has established a "Job Market Scramble" web site to facilitate communication between employers and job seekers in late spring. In March, employers that continue to have an open position previously listed in Job Openings for Economists (JOE) may post a short notice of its availability (with a link to the JOE listing). Similarly, new or recent economics PhD job seekers still looking for a position may post a short announcement of their continued availability, with a link to their JOE candidate profile. The web site will open for viewing to those who have listed a position or availability soon after listings close. There is no charge to participate in the Job Market Scramble.

See the Scramble Guide for more detailed information.