Grant McDermott

Assistant Professor
Dept. of Economics
University of Oregon

[*] E.g. For those of you thinking about doing a PhD $$-$$ but can't bear the thought of scraping by on a measly tuition stipend for four/five years $$-$$ consider this: Doing a PhD in Norway is treated as a job and you are paid accordingly. That is, your salary has to be somewhat comparable with what a Master's graduate could typically earn outside of academia. Accepted PhD candidates are thus awarded a "research scholarship" which currently amounts to around US\$71,000 per annum...