We describe the characteristics and labor market experiences of new agricultural and natural resource economics Ph.D.s. Women earned roughly 27% of the Ph.D.s earned during 1996–97 and 2001–02; 36% of the Ph.D.s awarded were earned by U.S. citizens. About half of the employed graduates found jobs in academe, with the remainder divided roughly equally among government, international or research organizations, business, industry, and consulting. The median salary of new Ph.D.s holding full-time jobs in the United States was $62,500 in 2002, up from $47,500 five years earlier.
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Wendy A. Stock is associate professor of Economics at Montana State University.
John J. Siegfried is professor of Economics at Vanderbilt University and Secretary/ Treasurer of the American Economic Association.
Publication date: March 1, 2006