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The Economist as Public Intellectual


  • R. Glenn Hubbard


Over the past two decades, the rising number of outlets for communication through cable networks and electronic broadcasting (not to mention self-promoting Web "blogs") has stimulated the demand for economic commentary. Only the academic economist, as "public intellectual," can provided this commentary in a coherent and rigorous way via the three levels of communication described in this article.

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  • R. Glenn Hubbard, 2004. "The Economist as Public Intellectual," The Journal of Economic Education, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 35(4), pages 391-394, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:jeduce:v:35:y:2004:i:4:p:391-394 DOI: 10.3200/JECE.35.4.391-394

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