Boehm, Michael J. and Watzinger, Martin (2010): The Selection of Skills into Sectors: Evidence from the Market for Economists.
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We study the selection of skills into sectors in an environment with (1) exogenous variation in the attractiveness of sectors and (2) good measurability of skills. More concretely, we examine how the selection into leading economics PhD programs varies with the business cycle and we measure PhD’s skills by their publication success. Our results strongly support a selection story: cohorts applying fora PhD- and graduating from a PhD during recession achieve a substantially better publication record if they stay in academia after graduating.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The Selection of Skills into Sectors: Evidence from the Market for Economists|
|Keywords:||Sectoral Selection, Skill Composition, Business Cycle, Careers|
|Subjects:||I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education and Research Insititutions > I29 - Other
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J4 - Particular Labor Markets > J44 - Professional Labor Markets; Occupational Licensing
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor > J24 - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
|Depositing User:||Martin Watzinger|
|Date Deposited:||15. Jun 2010 14:57|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 17:57|
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