Economics at your fingertips  

Trends in Economics and Other Undergraduate Majors

Wendy A. Stock

American Economic Review, 2017, vol. 107, issue 5, 644-49

Abstract: Although economics' share of Bachelor's degrees awarded in the United States has been flat for over a decade, its share of second majors is growing. This paper documents trends and correlations in disciplines' shares of first and second majors for Bachelor's degrees conferred in the United States during 2001-2014. First majors in math, engineering, computer science, and technology and in the life and medical sciences (now the modal major among female students) are complements to second majors in economics. Encouraging double majoring in economics among students in these disciplines could grow and diversify the economics discipline while also benefiting graduates.

JEL-codes: A22 I23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
Note: DOI: 10.1257/aer.p20171067
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) (application/pdf) ... 2jcxgoHlniY_UibS_ttm (application/zip) ... wxsESC8_TsrOCd1Q2hKI (application/zip)
Access to full text is restricted to AEA members and institutional subscribers.

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from

Access Statistics for this article

American Economic Review is currently edited by Esther Duflo

More articles in American Economic Review from American Economic Association Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Michael P. Albert ().

Page updated 2018-06-15
Handle: RePEc:aea:aecrev:v:107:y:2017:i:5:p:644-49