Divisions within Academia

23 Pages Posted: 20 Feb 2009

Date Written: February 11, 2009


I look for divisions to clusters among academic departments in three disciplines: economics, mathematics, and comparative literature. I define clusters as subsets of departments with unexpectedly little hiring across the cluster lines. The division within economics is by far the strongest, is consistent with anecdotal evidence about Freshwater and Saltwater schools of thought, and has been stable over time. There is also a significant division within comparative literature, but the hiring patterns between top mathematics departments are consistent with random matching.

JEL Classification: A14, B29, I21, J44

Suggested Citation

Terviö, Marko, Divisions within Academia (February 11, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1347002 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1347002

Marko Terviö (Contact Author)

Aalto University ( email )

P.O. Box 21240
Helsinki, 00101

HOME PAGE: http://hse-econ.fi/tervio

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