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Average Salary of Recent Economics PhDs: 2009

In the past, this blog has reported the average salaries of recent economics PhD graduates.  For Econ PhD graduates in 2009, we can update these figures as follows using more recent data.  For instance, below are the average (median) starting salaries of recent economics grads by the type of institution by which they were hired. […]

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Health care sector adds jobs?

Merrill Goozer reports that “While the rest of the economy was shedding nearly 600,000 jobs and the nation’s once-proud automobile industry went begging for a bailout,” the health care sector actually added 52,100 jobs last month.

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The Hiring of An Economist

I am currently on the “Job Market.”  I will receive my Ph.D from UC-San Diego this spring and hope to have a job for next fall.  There are lots of advice papers on what graduate students should do to maximize their chances of getting a job.  Yet few graduate students ever learn what the labor […]

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Who are Health Economists? What do they do?

Most people do not understand what a health economist is. Where do they work? What do they do? How do they spend their time?  How are they trained? A paper by Morrisey and Cawley (Health Econ 2008) attempts to answer this question. The authors conducted an online survey to achieve a better understanding of what […]

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