nep-sog New Economics Papers
on Sociology of Economics
Issue of 2009‒01‒31
two papers chosen by
Jonas Holmström
Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration

  1. Enjeux stratégiques du concours des Maîtres de Conférences By Haeringer, Guillaume; Iehlé, Vincent
  2. Should I Stay or Should I Go ... North? First Job Location of U.S. Trained Doctorates 1957-2005 By Christopher Ferrall; Natalia Mishagina

  1. By: Haeringer, Guillaume; Iehlé, Vincent
    Abstract: Contrary to most countries, the recruitment of assistant professors in France is centralized: recruitment committees submit a ranking of candidates to the Ministry of Education, the candidates submit their own ranking over the faculties that rank them and the Ministry compute the final match accordingly to these lists. The strategic stakes of this procedure are not well known in France. We show that the procedure satisfies desirable properties of stability and optimality. In order to do so, we identify the matching rule used by the Ministry using the information available to the candidates. The structure of the algorithm that produce the final matching is also analyzed. Finally, we discuss the existence of quotas on Departments rankings, the new features of the next campaign of recruitment and their relationships with job mobility.
    Keywords: French academic job market; matching model; stability; strategic behavior
    JEL: C78 J41 C62
    Date: 2008–12
  2. By: Christopher Ferrall (Queen's University); Natalia Mishagina (Analysis Group)
    Abstract: Based on a survey of graduating PhD students in the U.S., we study the determinants of location of their first jobs. We consider how locating in Canada versus the U.S. for all graduates is influenced by both their background and time-varying factors that affect international mobility. We also study the choice of European graduates between North America and returning to Europe. We find that in many cases macro factors have the expected effect of choices after controlling for biases for home, which depend upon background variables in expected ways.
    Keywords: Doctoral Education, International Mobility, Brain Drain
    JEL: J6 J44 I2
    Date: 2009–01

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