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A Guide and Advice for Economists on the U.S. Junior Academic Job Market: 2016–2017 Edition

John Cawley ()

No 10400, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: This guide, updated for the 2016-17 job market season, describes the U.S. academic market for new Ph.D. economists and offers advice on conducting an academic job search. It provides data, reports findings from published papers, describes practical details, and includes links to online resources. Topics addressed include: preparing to go on the market; applying for academic jobs; the JOE Network, which is the AEA's electronic clearinghouse for the job market; signaling; interviewing at the ASSA meetings; campus visits; the secondary market scramble; offers and negotiating; getting off to a good start as an assistant professor; diversity; and dual job searches.

Keywords: salaries; market for economists; academic labor market; benefits (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A11 J0 J44 A23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 83 pages
Date: 2016-12
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