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Wirtschaftspolitische Beratung: Reminiszenzen und Reflexionen

  • Wolfgang Franz

This paper deals with the complex relationship between academic advice given to policy makers, economics as a science, and economic policy. It is seen from the viewpoint of a university teacher who serves (or did so formerly) as an adviser in the advisory council of the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Council of Economic Experts. The paper addresses the trade-off between doing research work and economic advising, as well as the extent to which economics as a science is established sufficiently enough to advise seriously. Moreover, the reputation of economic advisers and the successful influence of economic advising on economic policy makers is discussed. Copyright Verein fü Socialpolitik und Blackwell Publishers Ltd 2000

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Volume (Year): 1 (2000)
Issue (Month): 1 (02)
Pages: 53-71

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  1. Fitzenberger, Bernd & Franz, Wolfgang, 1997. "Flexibilität der qualifikatorischen Lohnstruktur und Lastverteilung der Arbeitslosigkeit: Eine ökonometrische Analyse für Westdeutschland," ZEW Discussion Papers 97-32, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
  2. Sinn, Hans-Werner, 1980. "Ökonomische Entscheidungen bei Ungewißheit," Monograph, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, edition 1, number urn:isbn:9783169427024.
  3. Nelson, Robert H, 1987. "The Economics Profession and the Making of Public Policy," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 25(1), pages 49-91, March.
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