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American Economic Review: Vol. 103 No. 3 (May 2013)

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Views among Economists: Professional Consensus or Point-Counterpoint?

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Gordon, Roger, and Gordon B. Dahl. 2013. "Views among Economists: Professional Consensus or Point-Counterpoint?" American Economic Review, 103(3): 629-35.

DOI: 10.1257/aer.103.3.629

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To what degree do economists disagree about key economic questions? We provide evidence by using the responses to a series of questions posed to a distinguished panel of economists put together by the Chicago School of Business. Based on our analysis, we find a broad consensus on these many different economic issues, particularly when the past economic literature on the question is large. Any differences are unrelated to observable characteristics of the Panel members, other than men being slightly more likely to express an opinion. These differences are idiosyncratic, with no support for liberal versus conservative camps.

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Gordon, Roger (U CA, San Diego)
Dahl, Gordon B. (U CA, San Diego)

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A11: Role of Economics; Role of Economists


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