ERIC Number: ED254435
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of Graduate Economics Programs in the United States.
Barr, Saul Z.; Young, Gary F.
The specific nature of graduate level economics programs in the United States was identified by this study. A survey was mailed to 240 schools listed as having a graduate economics program. A total of 102 schools (42 percent) responded, with 92 schools indicating that they currently have a graduate economics program. Survey questions were asked regarding the length of courses, grading scale used, department structure and location, program description, course work requirements for an advanced degree, teaching assistants, special economics courses and features of the curriculum, student information, and faculty information. The results were tallied and are presented in this report for each survey question; results are also summarized for each topic. A copy of the questionnaire and the names and addresses of schools that participated in the study are included. (RM)
Descriptors: Degree Requirements, Doctoral Programs, Economics Education, Educational Research, Faculty, Grading, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Masters Programs, National Surveys, Program Descriptions, Program Length, Student Characteristics, Teacher Background, Teacher Characteristics, Teaching Assistants
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Eastern Economics Association Conference (New York City, NY, March 16, 1984) and the Southern Economics Association Conference (53rd, Washington, DC, November 21, 1983).