Ranking Doctoral Programs by Placement: A New Method

  title={Ranking Doctoral Programs by Placement: A New Method},
  author={Benjamin M. Schmidt and Matthew M. Chingos},
  journal={PS: Political Science \& Politics},
  pages={523 - 529}
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