Saturday, April 11, 2009

Where do economists come from?

Now is the time of year when many high school students are deciding where to attend college. If you are in this position and are considering a career as an economist, you might find of interest this article on "The Undergraduate Origins of Ph.D. Economists." An excerpt:

Top American Sources of Eventual Economics Ph.D.s
  1. Harvard University
  2. University of California-Berkeley
  3. Cornell University
  4. Stanford University
  5. University of Wisconsin-Madison
  6. University of Michigan
  7. Swarthmore College
  8. Yale University
  9. Princeton University
  10. MIT
Institution Size Normalized Top American Sources of Eventual Economics Ph.D.s
  1. Swarthmore College
  2. Agnes Scott College
  3. Grinnell College
  4. Carleton College
  5. Williams College
  6. Harvard University
  7. Macalester College
  8. Princeton University
  9. Trinity University
  10. MIT