Saturday, 29 November 2008

GRE scores by subject

A lot of Chinese postgraduate students take GRE exams to get into graduate school. The following ranking based on a Greg Mankiw post have "economics" at 4th.

This ranking makes a lot of sense to me. Some of the top economists are failed Physics PhDs. Equally, some of the top sociologists and public policy Professors are failed economists.

Larry, Vindicated [Greg Mankiw]

“President Summers asked me, didn’t I agree that, in general, economists are smarter than political scientists, and political scientists are smarter than sociologists?”

Chart of the Day: GRE Scores By Academic Field [CARPE DIEM]


The conclusion - an economics PhD is worth having.


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