Revista de Economía Institucional
Print version ISSN 0124-5996
REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON GRADUATE EDUCATION IN ECONOMICS. Rev.econ.inst. [online]. 2004, vol.6, n.11, pp. 11-38. ISSN 0124-5996.
This article shows the report presented by the Commission on Graduate Education in Economics in 1991 to the American Economic Association, it focuses on the extent to which graduate education in economic may have become too isolated from real economic problems. The report analyzes the first year core program and then fields, and it questions about the excessive emphasis given to mathematical technique versus economic substance. Thereafter the paper describes some perceived deficiencies of coursework as a whole: a lack of creativity on the part of students, and a lack of communication skills. Next, it examines the long process of selecting a dissertation, and shows advantages and disadvantages of mix of graduate schools.
Keywords : graduate education in economics; Commission on Graduate Education in Economics; admission to graduate school; the core curriculum; fields courses.