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A Perspective On The Market For Agricultural Economists: Background, Trends, And Issues, Wallace E. Huffman, Larry J. Connor Jul 1986

A Perspective On The Market For Agricultural Economists: Background, Trends, And Issues, Wallace E. Huffman, Larry J. Connor

Economics Publications

This paper summarizes broad trends in the market for and training of agricultural economists, models of professional labor markets, and key issues facing the agricul- tural economics profession. The number of U.S. Ph.D. agricultural economists grew at a 7 percent rate during 1973 to 1983. An increasing share of them are being employed in business-industry. Some issues facing the profession are: potential imbal- ance in Ph.D.s supplied and demanded, type and quality of graduate education needed to meet diverse job roles of doctor- ates, demand growth potential for masters level agricultural economists