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23 Jun 2014 (TheAge) – Economists facing flak over ethics

[COMMENT: What!? The ethics of economists have been questioned?? This is a very interesting article touching a few aspects of the field of economics. Recommended reading.]

(23 June 2014, The Age, BusinessDay, p32, Ross Gittins)

‘Are economists ethical? Short answer: no more than most. Long answer: well, it’s not something they think about much. The question of ethics is starting to raise its head among economists, both overseas and in Australia, particularly in NSW. It’s an issue the Sydney branch of the Economic Society is likely to start debating in the next few months.’ <snipped…>

‘Economics has no true professional body. The Economic Society is the closest…’

Read more about economists, and their professional affiliations and associations, and ethics, at TheAge.com.au

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