Dissertation Length and Pay: Less is More

/Dissertation Length and Pay: Less is More

Dissertation Length and Pay: Less is More

By | 2017-08-18T17:06:46+00:00 November 8th, 2013|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Too bad dissertation length doesn’t translate into more pay. History professors would be rich!

Source: http://beckmw.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/how-long-is-the-average-dissertation/

Source: http://beckmw.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/how-long-is-the-average-dissertation/


Here is my completely non-scientific anecdotal economic analysis of the professor market.

History profs make 50-70k. Lot of supply, not a lot of demand.

  • Easier to understand

Econ profs make 100-120k. Lot of supply, decent demand.

  • Easier to understand

Finance profs make 200-250k. Limited supply, high demand, but can be substituted with Econ profs.

  • Harder to understand.

Math/Biostat profs make 70-90k. Lot of supply, decent demand, smarter than finance/econ people.

  • Harder to understand

Curious to know how professor salaries clear the market…odd.


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