Friday, December 31, 2010

What is special about economists?

Academic Economists To Consider Ethics Code -

Nothing. When someone receives advice the sources incentive and conflicts of interested should be considered. Whether a sociologist or climate scientist is being hired, follow the money trail.

Yes, Journals should require funding sources be disclosed to uphold their reputations.

The AEA should not set a list of guidelines because they will either have one catch all or will be used as a defense. Fact is, economists are experts in incentives, so if we can't tell when a deal is shady who can? If not sure, just ask your mom.

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