(Readin' time: 3m 7s. A bit long for a Weekend Edition, but I want you to have the weekend headspace to ponder this.)
Tyler Cowen recently linked to this very interesting working paper on the determinants of college majors.
Here's an excerpt that summarizes the findings:
Students who happen to be assigned classes in one of four required subjects during the semester when they’re supposed to pick a major are twice as likely to major in . . .
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