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Bright young Economists

The Economist magazine has a listing of the eight up-and-coming economists.  Below is a list of their names and some commentary if applicable. Amy Finkelstein.  Dr. Finkelstein researches in the public and health economics fields.  I have featured here work multiple times on this blog (see here, here, here, here and here). Jesse Shapiro.  I […]

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How much money does a professor make?

The Chronicle of Higher Education has data on 2007-2008 salaries for professors at various ranks (Assistant, Associate, Full Professor) in various departments.   AVERAGE FACULTY SALARIES BY FIELD AND RANK AT 4-YEAR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, 2007-8. Professors teaching Law, Business or Engineer were among the highest paid.”Among new assistant professors, those in business had the […]

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Economists favor Obama

The Economist magazine took a poll of academic economists working at NBER to see who they would vote for.  Barack Obama came out as the favorite.  Even though 46% of academic economists list themselves as Democrats compared to only 10% who claim to be Republican, Obama came out overwhelmingly ahead. Seventy percent of economists would […]

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Starting Salaries for Academic Economists

What is the typical salary of an Economist just after they finish graduate school? This question is of particular interest to me personally, since I am going on the job market this year. Below are some of the results from the Survey of the Labor Market for New Ph.D. Hires in Economics, from the University […]

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