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

George F. DeMartino

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199730568
eISBN:
9780199896776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730568.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Economists alter the course of economic affairs and thereby affect the life chances of current and future generations. They do this through their scholarship and teaching, and through their ... More


The American Economics Profession

Donald W. Katzner

in At the Edge of Camelot: Debating Economics in Turbulent Times

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199765355
eISBN:
9780199896806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765355.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter summarizes the evolution of the American economics profession from 1885 to the present. It notes the efforts to suppress the free cultivation of ideas, in particular those associated ... More


The Economist’s Oath

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/9780199730568.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Today there are signs of changing sentiments in the profession on the matter of professional economic ethics. Leading economists (including Joseph Stiglitz, Jeffery Sachs and others) have begun to ... More


Economics in Practice: What Do Economists Do?

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/9780199730568.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Where do economists work, and what do they do? The absence of licensing or certification of economists implies that there is no full mapping of the profession. This chapter begins to provide that ... More


The Empire of Value: A New Foundation for Economics

André Orléan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262026970
eISBN:
9780262323901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026970.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

With the advent of the 2007-2008 financial crisis, the economics profession itself entered into a crisis of legitimacy from which it has yet to emerge. Despite the obviousness of its failures, ... More


Where the Rubber Hits the Road, 1971–1972

Myra Strober and John Donahoe

in Sharing the Work: What My Family and Career Taught Me about Breaking Through (and Holding the Door Open for Others)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034388
eISBN:
9780262332095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034388.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter begins where Chapter 1 ends. I portray myself teaching my first course on women and work, and the course’s contribution to my growing understanding that women’s economic disadvantages ... More


:: The Rise of Academic Economists before World War I

Robert William Fogel, Enid M. Fogel, Mark Guglielmo, and Nathaniel Grotte

in Political Arithmetic: Simon Kuznets and the Empirical Tradition in Economics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226256610
eISBN:
9780226020723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226020723.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

The rise of academic economists to their current prominence in public life did not happen overnight. This chapter describes some aspects of the evolution of the economics profession in the United ... More


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