Angus on Graduate Students in Econ

…schools are taking students who shouldn’t be there…?

That is my experience. A kind of bitter one too. I spent close to two years working toward a degree I was never going to be awarded. I believe I was there just because the presence of students helped a great deal with program funding.

The paper linked in Angus’ posts is about students from top programs being awarded tenure at the appropriate point in their careers. The figures are dismal even for students from top programs. I can only imagine what it would have been like for me, a student of Directional U.

via Kids Prefer Cheese: You can call me Al.

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