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Milkman, Martin I.; Marjadi, Riza; McCoy, James P. – Journal of Economic Education, 2016
This is the first article that compares terminal master's degree programs in economics from universities that have a PhD program in economics with those that do not offer PhD programs in economics. The authors compare these differences based on surveys in 2002 and 2012. They examine differences in general program characteristics, department…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Doctoral Programs, Economics Education, Comparative Analysis
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McCoy, James P.; Milkman, Martin I.; Marjadi, Riza – Journal of Economic Education, 2014
In this article, the authors present results from a survey of Masters of Economics program directors to determine the missions, inputs, and outcomes of these degree programs throughout the United States and Canada. They compare results of this survey to those of two previous studies that they conducted 20 and 10 years ago. Respondents were asked…
Descriptors: Masters Degrees, Masters Programs, Graduate Study, Economics Education
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McCoy, James P.; Milkman, Martin I. – Journal of Economic Education, 2010
A survey of recent economics PhDs who graduated from U.S. PhD programs and are now teaching in either the United States or Canada revealed that only half of the respondents who taught a stand-alone course during their doctoral program had any teacher preparation training. Those who did have training only felt "adequately" prepared for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economics Education, Doctoral Programs, Graduates
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Walstad, William; Milkman, Martin I.; McCoy, James P. – Journal of Economic Education, 2008
The authors compare various characteristics of terminal master's of economics programs in Canada and the United States. As far as they know, this is the first article to present results from a survey of Canadian master's programs in economics. Using a Wilcoxon Rank Sum Test, they found significant differences between the Canadian and U.S.…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Masters Programs, Differences, Comparative Analysis
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McCoy, James P.; Milkman, Martin I. – Journal of Economic Education, 2006
In this study, the authors update a previous study of terminal master's degree in economics programs to determine whether changes in the inputs or the desired outcomes of master's degree programs have occurred during the decade between the two studies. There are now fewer programs, and there has been a reduction in rigor in terms of degree…
Descriptors: Degree Requirements, Masters Degrees, Economics Education, Graduate Study
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McCoy, James P. – Journal of Economic Education, 1994
Reports on a study to determine the extent to which higher education institutions do or do not have policies requiring the collection of outcomes data; how useful chairs of economic departments perceive these measures to be; and whether or not institutions plan to enhance their assessment efforts in the future. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accreditation (Institutions), Economics, Economics Education
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McCoy, James P.; Milkman, Martin I. – Journal of Economic Education, 1995
Contends that the Commission on Graduate Education in Economics report addresses issues related to doctoral programs but does not provide information on master's degree programs. Reports on a study of 123 colleges offering master's degrees in economics. Finds a surprising lack of variation among the programs. (CFR)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Curriculum Development, Doctoral Programs, Economics