Journal of Economic Perspectives: Vol. 6 No. 4 (Fall 1992)

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A Note from the President-Elect

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Griliches, Zvi. 1992. "A Note from the President-Elect." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 6(4): 3-5.

DOI: 10.1257/jep.6.4.3

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A few months ago, Congress overruled the peer review process of the National Science Foundation. A congressional aide looked over the list of NSF grants, decided that 31 of them had titles unworthy of funding, and a conference committee voted on May 21 to cut off those grants. The cuts were made without hearings, without due process, and without public discussion. This note is to let the economics profession know what happened.

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Griliches, Zvi (American Econ Association)

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A11: Role of Economics; Role of Economists

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