Honesty and Integrity in Economics
AbstractWhen looked at individually there is little reason to think that economists lack integrity and are dishonest. Yet, when we look at academic papers written by economists we can see biases. This paper tries to reconcile these two observations by arguing that the constraints the profession sets on permitted practices are loose enough to allow economists to maintain their biases while conforming to the mores of their profession. There is little reason to think that economics is worse in this respect than some other fields.
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Date of creation: 21 Jan 2009
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honesty; integrity; culture of economics; significance tests; data mining;
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