Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Missed the "Doctoral Glut" ACS webinar? Watch it here

I don't often suggest that you spend 60 minutes watching a video, but if you're interested in hearing what economists think about the existence of a doctoral glut in the sciences, you could do worse than Professor Richard Freeman and Professor Paula Stephan, both experts in the labor economics of science. Check it out. 


  1. I don't suppose you could post a summary for us lazy folks? :)

    1. The gist is that although some segments of chemical industry are going through minor readjustments, pursuing a Ph.D in chemistry remains a worthy and rewarding endeavor.

  2. Sadly, I can only link to this podcast (http://chemjobber.blogspot.com/2012/11/podcast-doctoral-glut-see-arr-oh-and.html) and this brief post: http://chemjobber.blogspot.com/2012/11/acs-webinar-on-doctoral-glut-be-glad.html

    I might work on another post soon.

    Cheers, CJ