NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Todd R. Jones

Field of Economics
Cornell University
404 Uris Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

E-Mail: EmailAddress: hidden: you can email any NBER-related person as first underscore last at nber dot org

NBER Working Papers and Publications

June 2016Producing Humanities PhDs among BAs at Doctoral Institutions
with Ronald G. Ehrenberg: w22372
This paper investigates which attributes of a Carnegie PhD-level institution predict the share and number of its undergraduate humanities BA recipients that will go on to earn a humanities PhD. We use restricted-access individual-level Survey of Earned Doctorates data from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to determine both where and when PhD recipients received their BA. We use a truncation-correction methodology to account for problems inherent with studying PhD recipients, who often will receive their PhD after the data end. Using OLS, negative binomial regression, and an analysis similar to that of a prior, related paper, we find robust relationships between PhD production and student test scores, instructional expenditures per student, and the number of highly-ranked humanities Ph...
 
Publications
Activities
Meetings
NBER Videos
Themes
Data
People
About

National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138; 617-868-3900; email: info@nber.org

Contact Us