Views among Economists: Professional Consensus or Point-Counterpoint?
AbstractTo what degree do economists disagree about key economic questions? To provide evidence, we make use of the responses to a series of questions posed to a distinguished panel of economists put together by the Chicago School of Business. Based on our analysis, we find a broad consensus on these many different economic issues, particularly when the past economic literature on the question is large. Any differences are unrelated to observable characteristics of the Panel members, other than men being slightly more likely to express an opinion. These differences are idiosyncratic, with no support for liberal vs. conservative camps.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 7184.
Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2013
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Publication status: published in: American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings, 2013, 103 (3), 629-635
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- Roger Gordon & Gordon B. Dahl, 2013. "Views among Economists: Professional Consensus or Point-Counterpoint?," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 103(3), pages 629-35, May.
- Roger Gordon & Gordon B. Dahl, 2013. "Views among Economists: Professional Consensus or Point-Counterpoint?," NBER Working Papers 18728, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
- A11 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Role of Economics; Role of Economists
- H0 - Public Economics - - General
- J0 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General
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