As a debate over the vocational value of a liberal arts education focuses on the employment opportunities it can provide, more students are eager to start chiseling away to specialize their studies toward a potential career as quickly as possible.
The study, published in the journal Science and coordinated by Psychology Professor Brian Nosek, sought to replicate 100 findings published in three prominent psychology journals. Twenty-two students and faculty from U.Va. were among the co-authors.
Amid global stock market concerns, U.Va. economists made the short drive down Interstate 64 to the institution responsible for implementing many of the policies they research: the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.