Superpowers: The American Academic Elite
Robert L. Oprisko
Indiana University, Center for the Study of Global Change; Butler University
December 3, 2012
Oprisko, Robert L. "Superpowers: The American Academic Elite." In, The Georgetown Public Policy Review (2012). Published electronically 12/03/2012.
This paper examines the hiring practices of Ph.D. — granting political science programs in the United States. It finds that hiring is closely related to one's Ph.D. alma mater as a form on institutional affiliation. Descriptive statistics for this impact are given and include that the top five programs place 20% of all R1 academics and the top eleven place 50%.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 3
Keywords: Elitism, Honor, Political Science, Academia, ClassAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: June 18, 2013
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