chapter  4
Recruiting a new generation
ByEskil Wadensjö
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The recruitment of a new generation of economists, i.e. economists who have completed their Ph.D. degrees, is crucial for both research and education in economics. Most economists in Sweden have received the main part of their postgraduate training here and only a few acquire a Ph.D. abroad.1 The new generations of economists will probably still receive most of their training in Sweden. The education of doctors of economics at the Swedish universities is crucial to the recruitment of economists in the country.