Do individuals with Ph.D. degrees in economics become college president more than those from other disciplines?

Forbes reports.

Training To Be A College President

Good university presidents can make a difference; leadership matters. Is there training that improves the probability that a person will make a good university president? Working with Central Michigan University economics professor (and former student) Jason Taylor, I would tentatively conclude that the answer to that question is “yes.”

Most of the big issues facing colleges these days involve the management of resources. Tuition fees are high and rising at an unsustainable rate. College presidents are constantly facing tradeoffs and facing opportunity costs directly if I do new initiative A, I cannot afford alternative initiative B. Economists understand the implications of opportunity costs more than, say, professors of English or sociology.

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