Journal or Book Title
North Central Journal of Agricultural Economics
First Page or Article ID Number
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
Agricultural & Applied Economics Association
Huffman, Wallace E. and Connor, Larry J., "A Perspective on the Market for Agricultural Economists: Background, Trends, and Issues" (1986). Economics Publications. 497.