Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/228437
Authors: 
Ganguli, Ina
Gaulé, Patrick
Vuleti´c éCugalj, Danijela
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
Upjohn Institute Working Paper No. 20-334
Abstract: 
We investigate whether excessively optimistic beliefs play a role in the persistent demand for doctoral and postdoctoral training in science. We elicit the beliefs and career preferences of doctoral students through a novel survey and randomize the provision of structured information on the true state of the academic market and information through role models on nonacademic careers. One year later, both treatments lead students to update their beliefs about the academic market and impact career preferences. However, we do not find an effect on actual career outcomes two years postintervention.
Subjects: 
higher education
information
biased beliefs
career preferences
science
JEL: 
I23
D80
D84
J24
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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