Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Major Choices

One of the biggest advances in economics in the last decade came courtesy of newly available data on college majors. A spate of papers has examined this data using sophisticated econometrics. In brief: college major matters more than we thought it did.

The WSJ has a handy table summarizing the data. And you won't be surprised to see which major is on top.


Anonymous said...

I wish they broke out the engineering and Computer degrees a bit more. There's a huge difference between Computer Science and IT.

Matthew Baddorf said...

And this would be one of the biggest advances in economics apologetics as well, right? :)

I also wish they had split a category up. I find it bewildering to be classed with the religion majors.