ERIC Number: EJ850770
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
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Can You Earn a Ph.D. in Economics in Five Years?
Stock, Wendy A.; Finegan, T. Aldrich; Siegfried, John J.
Economics of Education Review, v28 n5 p523-537 Oct 2009
We investigate graduate school outcomes for students who entered economics Ph.D. programs in Fall 2002. Students in Top-15 ranked programs and those with higher verbal and quantitative GRE scores are less likely to have dropped out, but no more likely to have graduated. Those with undergraduate degrees from Top-60 U.S. liberal arts colleges and from foreign universities have lower attrition and higher completion probabilities. There are important differences in the characteristics associated with retention and completion probabilities between U.S. citizens and non-citizens and between men and women. (Contains 9 tables.)
Descriptors: Probability, Liberal Arts, Graduate Study, Doctoral Degrees, Economics Education, Doctoral Programs, Time to Degree, Academic Persistence, Gender Differences, Immigrants, Standardized Tests, Scores, Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate, Bachelors Degrees, Foreign Countries
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A