The Landscape is Changing

Earlier I retweeted an article from Bloomberg on part of the changing landscape for new economics Ph.D's.

With the current AEA meetings happening now in Philly in snow or shine, it discussed the new opportunities available to economists.

The American Economic Association’s annual meeting kicks off today and EBay won’t be the only technology company aiming to tap more brainpower at what doubles as the discipline’s premier job fair. In the past few years, Google Inc. (GOOG), Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) and Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) have amassed teams of in-house economists to make sense of the oceans of data they’re collecting. Continue reading