The UK research assessment exercise and the narrowing of UK economics
AbstractThe aim of this paper is to delineate an empirically grounded, structure-causal going concern recursive model of UK economics that, in the context of the RAE and local department decision-making, explains the progressive elimination of heterodox economics, the progressive homogenization of mainstream economics from 1992 to the present, and the continued rise to dominance of a select group of departments, and indicates whether these ‘regularities’ will continue under the Research Excellence Framework selectivity exercise in 2014.
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Date of creation: Oct 2012
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UK Economics; Research Assessment Exercise; Critical Realism;
Other versions of this item:
- Frederic S. Lee & Xuan Pham & Gyun Gu, 2013. "The UK Research Assessment Exercise and the narrowing of UK economics," Cambridge Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, Oxford University Press, vol. 37(4), pages 693-717.
- B50 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches - - - General
- A14 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Sociology of Economics
- A11 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Role of Economics; Role of Economists
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2012-10-20 (All new papers)
- NEP-HME-2012-10-20 (Heterodox Microeconomics)
- NEP-SOG-2012-10-20 (Sociology of Economics)
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