Unbiased Analysis of Today's Healthcare Issues

Tell me something I don’t know…

Written By: Jason Shafrin - Feb• 11•09

The Wall Street Journal reports that the tough economic times has lead to a decline in demand for new Economics Ph.D. students.  As someone who is ‘on the job market’ this year, I certainly agree that it has been a tough year.  Many universities who placed job advertisements to hire new Ph.D. Economists have since withdrawn the post due to budgetary considerations.  Just as the WSJ states, the experience of my peers at UCSD has been that “…even qualified candidates went through just a fraction of the usual number of interviews this year, and some schools have canceled flyouts.”

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  1. Eric says:

    Speaking of declining industry and great health care, Cleveland has a lot of excellent hospitals I’m sure are looking for bright Heathcare Economists. If you can pry yourself from SoCal, we welcome brain gain with open arms!

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