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Is There a Consensus among Agricultural Economist?


  • Ferto, Imre


The paper investigates the consensus among Hungarian agricultural economists on specific propositions on the basis of a 2004 survey using a consensus index. In comparison to previous studies of agricultural economists much more diverse found among agricultural economists. In contrast to earlier studies, we have no found evidence of a difference between positive and normative propositions. The results suggest that personal characteristics of agricultural economists, like age, occupation, educational background may have influence on the pattern of responses. We also found some support to the role of positive and normative influences on policy judgement.

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  • Ferto, Imre, 2005. "Is There a Consensus among Agricultural Economist?," 2005 International Congress, August 23-27, 2005, Copenhagen, Denmark 24669, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:eaae05:24669

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    1. Victor R. Fuchs & Alan B. Krueger & James M. Poterba, 1998. "Economists' Views about Parameters, Values, and Policies: Survey Results in Labor and Public Economics," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 36(3), pages 1387-1425, September.
    2. Frey, Bruno S, et al, 1984. "Consensus and Dissension among Economists: An Empirical Inquiry," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 74(5), pages 986-994, December.
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    agricultural economists; consensus; Teaching/Communication/Extension/Profession; A11;

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    • A11 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Role of Economics; Role of Economists


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