A Psychological, Attitudinal and Professional Profile of Irish Economists in 2004
Brian M. Lucey
Trinity College, Dublin - School of Business; University of Dublin - Institute for International Integration Studies (IIIS); Glasgow Caledonian University - Division of Accounting & Finance; University of Ljubljana - Faculty of Economics
University College Dublin (UCD) - Geary Institute and Department of Economics
This paper provides the first comprehensive baseline profile of the Irish economics profession, broadly defined, over a number of metrics. The questions fall into three broad categories: the first category relates to the attitudes of the respondents to issues relating to the economy and the role of government; the second set seeks responses regarding perceptions of the economics profession and professional economists in Ireland; the third set of questions are drawn from various international survey programmes and survey social, political, ethical and psychological attributes and attitudes. The objectives of this paper are twofold: firstly, to provide professional economists, policy makers and commentators with a benchmark regarding their own views and perceptions, which will allow them to more finely tune advice, methodologies, and analyses. The second is to allow the various actors in the profession to accurately benchmark what the profession value and what they do not.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 34
Keywords: Economic Methodology, Interdisciplinary Research, Sociology of Economics
JEL Classification: A140, Z0, B40working papers series
Date posted: July 29, 2004
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