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

83 Pages Posted: 12 Dec 2016

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John Cawley

Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM); Cornell University - College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Economics; The University of Sydney - School of Economics; National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) - J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics; NBER; 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

JEL Classification: A11, J0, J44, A23

Suggested Citation

Cawley, John, A Guide and Advice for Economists on the U.S. Junior Academic Job Market: 2016–2017 Edition. IZA Discussion Paper No. 10400. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2883489

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