“I tell our PhD students, you’re fortunate to have chosen economics instead of philosophy or English. Because the reality is, everyone gets a job.”

May 10th, 2012

Maybe I picked the wrong teaching gig?

Established or not, economists are hot commodities. Last year, the average starting salary for new assistant economics professors was nearly $112,000 – the highest ever in inflation-adjusted terms and one of the highest across academic departments, according to the American Economic Association.