Bryan Caplan  

Rojas' Grad Skool Rulz

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Fabio Rojas' pearls of wisdom for grad students are now available as a concise, information-packed $2 e-book.  Definitely worth the money if you have any noticeable interest in grad school.  My only complaint: He left out my single favorite piece of advice for would-be students in humanities and social science: Get an econ Ph.D. instead, and call whatever you do "economics."

To be fair, I gave this advice to Fab before he started grad school in sociology.  He ignored me and now has tenure in Indiana's soc department...



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jseliger writes:

Do you have standard or preferred advice for undergrads as well? I ask in part because I've produced some of my own for freshmen (i.e. here) and am curious if there's something essential I've missed.

Fabio Rojas writes:

Thanks for the kind words, Bryan. Though I am not an economics Ph.D., I think it is good grad skool advice to make good friends who are econ PhDs - great people to know!

Floccina writes:
He left out my single favorite piece of advice for would-be students in humanities and social science: Get an econ Ph.D. instead, and call whatever you do "economics."

What about this advice: "don't go, get a job instead"?

Does going to grad school pay?

Fabio Rojas writes:

Floccina: yes, the first chapter is called "don't go to graduate school." Grad school is usually a bad deal for most folks.

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