By Zhengye Chen. University of Chicago.
What success do United States graduate economics programs have in terms of having their graduates achieve associate or full professor status in top-ranked economics departments? Of the 137 PhD economics programs in the United States, the top 15 produce a substantial share of successful economics research scholars. These top programs in turn get 59% of their faculty from just the top six schools, with 39% coming from only two schools – Harvard and MIT. Details for assistant professors, young stars today, American Economics Association Distinguished Fellows, John Bates Clark Medal recipients, Nobel Laureates, and top overseas economics departments are also discussed.
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