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Ethical Challenges Confronting the Applied Economist

George F. DeMartino

in The Economist’s Oath: On the Need for and Content of Professional Economic Ethics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199730568
eISBN:
9780199896776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730568.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter presents the results of interviews with over forty applied economists about the ethical challenges they face as they attempt to render their professional services with integrity. The ... More


Work Disability, Work, and Justification Bias in Europe and the United States

Arie Kapteyn, James P. Smith, and Arthur van Soest (eds)

in Explorations in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226903378
eISBN:
9780226903385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903385.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The chapter looks at response scale differences in self-reported health measurement across countries and socioeconomic groups. The chapter aims to apply an innovative data calibration methodology ... More


Understanding the Role of Annuities in Retirement Planning

Jeffrey R. Brown (ed.)

in Overcoming the Saving Slump: How to Increase the Effectiveness of Financial Education and Saving Programs

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226497099
eISBN:
9780226497105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226497105.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter investigates the role of annuities in the financial-planning process, including both the normative judgment about what role annuities “should” play (as guided by economic theory), as ... More


Internal Threat II: Will Students Keep Coming?

Robert B. Archibald

in The Road Ahead for America's Colleges and Universities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190251918
eISBN:
9780190251949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251918.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Demographic trends and changes in the perceived value of a degree both can have significant effects on the demand for higher education. Demographic changes in the United States are unlikely to reduce ... More


Two heuristic models

Pierre Salmon

in Yardstick Competition among Governments: Accountability and Policymaking when Citizens Look Across Borders

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190499167
eISBN:
9780190499198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499167.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Two heuristic models are presented in this chapter. The first shows how yardstick competition may have an influence on the allocation of government’s efforts, in particular how it may reorient it ... More


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