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Does Economics have an Effect? Towards an Economics of Economics

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Due to its formality and highly analytic thinking, economics is often attributed a leading role among the social sciences and a prominent position as contributor to economic or social issues in the real world. Fact is, however, that the empirical proof for such a claim is either missing or anecdotal. This paper aims to outline the �economics of economics�. It surveys and compares approaches of impact measurement such as a production function of economics or the demand and supply of trained economists and discusses the determinants of the strength of the influence of economics. It furthermore discriminates between the impact of economic ideas versus that of economists as scientists or politicians.

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  • Bruno S. Frey, "undated". "Does Economics have an Effect? Towards an Economics of Economics," IEW - Working Papers 036, Institute for Empirical Research in Economics - University of Zurich.
  • Handle: RePEc:zur:iewwpx:036
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    1. Friedman, Milton, 1986. "Economists and Economic Policy," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 24(1), pages 1-10, January.
    2. Friedman, Milton, 1972. "Have Monetary Policies Failed?," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 62(2), pages 11-18, May.
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    Keywords

    Economics of Economics; Role of Economics; Role of Economists;

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    • A11 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Role of Economics; Role of Economists
    • A12 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Other Disciplines
    • A14 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Sociology of Economics

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