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A Note from the President-Elect


  • Zvi Griliches


A few months ago, Congress overruled the peer review process of the National Science Foundation. A congressional aide looked over the list of NSF grants, decided that 31 of them had titles unworthy of funding, and a conference committee voted on May 21 to cut off those grants. The cuts were made without hearings, without due process, and without public discussion. This note is to let the economics profession know what happened.

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  • Zvi Griliches, 1992. "A Note from the President-Elect," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 6(4), pages 3-5, Fall.
  • Handle: RePEc:aea:jecper:v:6:y:1992:i:4:p:3-5 Note: DOI: 10.1257/jep.6.4.3

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    • A11 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Role of Economics; Role of Economists
    • F36 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Financial Aspects of Economic Integration
    • F02 - International Economics - - General - - - International Economic Order and Integration


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