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Scott Condie

Department of Economics, Brigham Young University,
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Email: ssc@byu.edu

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Institutional Affiliation: Brigham Young University

NBER Working Papers and Publications

March 2006Program Design and Student Outcomes in Graduate Education
with Jeffrey Groen, George Jakubson, Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Albert Yung-Hsu Liu: w12064
Doctoral programs in the humanities and related social sciences are characterized by high attrition and long times-to-degree. In response to these problems, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation launched the Graduate Education Initiative (GEI) to improve the quality of graduate programs and in turn reduce attrition and shorten times-to-degree. Over a 10-year period starting in 1991, the Foundation provided a total of over $80 million to 51 departments at 10 major research universities. We estimate the impact of the GEI on attrition rates and times-to-degree using competing risk duration models and student-level data. The data span the start of the GEI and include information for students at a set of control departments. We estimate that the GEI had modest impacts on student outcomes in the expe...

Published: Groen, J., G. Jakubson, R. Ehrenberg, S. Condie, and A. Liu. “Program Design and Student Outcomes in Graduate Education.” Economics of Education Review (April 2008).

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