Best of #econtwitter - Week of February 19, 2023: interesting tweets
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Belated edition this week!
^really too bad substack cuts off the images so you can’t see the images — but you can click through
^more on predocs in the next section…
^this tweet sparked a lot of …discussion…
^this is an aside but: I have noted before in this newsletter that the referenced Conley and Onder (2014, JEP) is based on data from 1986-2000, and someone needs to update it. Publishing patterns have changed, norms/expectations have changed, the duration of grad school has increased by 50%, students are more likely to coauthor with their advisors… and that’s all besides the rise of predocs in the last decade
The big picture on all this stuff is that the time it takes to become a scientist is increasing in all fields (graphs): the “burden of knowledge”. This isn’t just about econ