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ERIC Number: EJ1059395
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0485
Engaging Undergraduates in Economics
Gajwani, Kiran; Miron, Jeffrey
Journal of Economic Education, v46 n2 p200-206 2015
Siegfried and Stock (2007) explore the undergraduate training of PhD economists. Their findings show that among U.S. undergraduate economics programs, the Harvard University Economics Department produces many eventual economics PhD recipients. In this article, the authors discuss Harvard's undergraduate economics program and highlight some key features. Harvard undergraduate economics students are not explicitly pushed into economics PhD programs. Instead, they are exposed to economics research early and often, allowing them to see and experience the potential of economics training to explore a variety of interesting questions and career possibilities. Additionally, while acknowledging the benefits of small classes and cohorts at liberal arts colleges, the Harvard undergraduate economics program believes it is possible for large economics departments to create an economics community and actively engage undergraduates in economics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts