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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: The Economist's Oath: A Review Essay
Author(s): Dow, Sheila
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Keywords: economics profession
Issue Date: 2015
Date Deposited: 13-Nov-2015
Citation: Dow S (2015) The Economist's Oath: A Review Essay. International Review of Applied Economics, 29 (1), pp. 125-128.
Abstract: George DeMartino's 2011 monograph, The Economist's Oath: On the Need for and Content of Professional Economic Ethics, provides an excellent basis for the development of a discourse on the ethics of economists. This review focuses on the way in which mainstream economists' arguments against consideration of ethics follow from their presentation of economics as a purely technical subject, and the implication that this pretense itself is unethical. The complexity of ethical issues within a pluralist approach to economics is explored, ranging from the institutional environment within which economists practice to epistemological questions.
DOI Link: 10.1080/02692171.2014.983732
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