Publication Date

December 2004


This paper discusses the reasons for the recent decline in Economics PhDs given out to American citizens and posits that the trend could be curbed if faculty were encouraged to utilize undergraduates more frequently in research projects and papers within not only the classroom, but within their respective departments at large.


Suggested Citation
Ehrenberg, R. G. (2004). Involving undergraduates in research to encourage them to undertake PhD study in economics (CHERI Working Paper #56). Retrieved [insert date], from Cornell University, ILR School site:

Required Publisher Statement
Published by the Cornell Higher Education Research Institute, Cornell University.