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On Sleeping Too Well: In Search of Professional Economic Ethics

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/9780199730568.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter begins to explore the content of the proposed field of professional economic ethics. It examines a range of ethical challenges that academic and applied economist face in their work, and ... More


Learning from Others: Ethical Thought Across the Professions

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/9780199730568.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

What can economists learn from those professions with rich and well-established traditions of professional ethical inquiry? This chapter examines some of the primary principles and questions that ... More


Setting the Norms of Recognition

George Sher

in Who Knew?: Responsibility Without Awareness

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195389197
eISBN:
9780199866724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389197.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

To say that someone should have realized that he was acting wrongly or foolishly is to imply that there is some norm that his not realizing what he was doing failed to satisfy. Because that norm must ... More


Economists as Social Engineers: Ethical Evaluation of Market Liberalization in the South and Transition Economies

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/9780199730568.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

If economists have acted ethically even in the absence of a tradition of inquiry into professional economic ethics, then perhaps there is no pressing need to develop this tradition. This chapter ... More


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