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dc.contributor.authorDow, Sheila-
dc.description.abstractWithin the discussion of ethics and economics some have considered designing a code of ethics for economists. But the idea of such a code is potentially problematic from a pluralist standpoint. Some possibilities are discussed here to show that any code concerning the behaviour of economists presumes a particular view of human nature and thus of professionalism. Further, issues of socio-economic power in the profession pose problems for the interpretation and implementation of some possible principles, notably those referring to standards of competence and truth-seeking. It is therefore concluded that any code of ethics should take the form of general guidelines, with primacy given to the ethics of pluralism: tolerance, even-handedness and open-mindedness, on which the interpretation of all other ethical considerations rests.en_UK
dc.publisherWorld Economics Association-
dc.relationDow S (2013) Codes of Ethics for Economists: A Pluralist View, Economic Thought, 2 (1), pp. 20-29.-
dc.rightsCopyright of all papers and articles remains with the author, and s/he can reuse their papers in their future printed work without referring to WEA.-
dc.subjectcode of ethicsen_UK
dc.titleCodes of Ethics for Economists: A Pluralist Viewen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitleEconomic Thought-
dc.type.statusPublisher version (final published refereed version)-
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