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Titolo:
Critical mass in the production of Ph.D.s: a multi-disciplinary study
Autore:
Scott, F; Anstine, J;
Indirizzi:
Univ Kentucky, Dept Econ, Lexington, KY 40506 USA Univ Kentucky LexingtonKY USA 40506 , Dept Econ, Lexington, KY 40506 USA Univ Wisconsin, Dept Econ, Whitewater, WI 53190 USA Univ Wisconsin Whitewater WI USA 53190 ept Econ, Whitewater, WI 53190 USA
Titolo Testata:
ECONOMICS OF EDUCATION REVIEW
fascicolo: 1, volume: 21, anno: 2002,
pagine: 29 - 42
SICI:
0272-7757(200202)21:1<29:CMITPO>2.0.ZU;2-4
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
UNIVERSITIES; ECONOMIES; SCALE; SCOPE;
Keywords:
costs; economies of scale;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
16
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Scott, F Univ Kentucky, Dept Econ, Lexington, KY 40506 USA Univ Kentucky Lexington KY USA 40506 on, Lexington, KY 40506 USA
Citazione:
F. Scott e J. Anstine, "Critical mass in the production of Ph.D.s: a multi-disciplinary study", ECON ED REV, 21(1), 2002, pp. 29-42

Abstract

Doctoral education in the US, while produced by not-for-profit institutions, is nonetheless carried out in a very competitive environment. We use survivor analysis to evaluate critical mass and minimum efficient scale in theproduction of Ph.D.s. We use data from the National Research Council's Survey of Earned Doctorates to study four academic disciplines: economics, history, physics, and psychology. We find that in economics, small programs are viable but intermediate sized programs are the norm. In history, a large number of very small programs exist, producing less than five Ph.D.s per year. Physics is characterized by somewhat larger scale production, which is not surprising given the nature of the production process in physics. Psychology seems to lend itself to lar. ge-scale production to a degree not evident in the other three disciplines. Size and quality ranking are positivelycorrelated in economics, history, and physics, but no such relationship isapparent in psychology. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

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