Academic Economists Behaving Badly? A Survey on Three Areas of Unethical Behavior
This article measures the degree to which academic economists have engaged in unethical behavior and the degree to which academic economists believe the profession as a whole engages in unethical behavior. Three main types of unethical behavior are examined: (1) falsification of research; (2) expropriation of graduate student research or including an undeserving co-author on a research paper; and (3) exchange of grades for gifts, money, or sex. Using a unique data set gathered at the 1998 American Economic Association (AEA) meetings, we find that there is a significant amount of misconduct, particularly in the second category. Copyright 2001 by Oxford University Press.
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Volume (Year): 39 (2001)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
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