Results of Survey of Economics Professors on Immigration, Drug, and Pharmaceutical Policies

33 Pages Posted: 30 Oct 2017 Last revised: 15 Nov 2017

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Jason Briggeman

Austin Community College - Department of Economics

William L. Davis

University of Tennessee, Martin - Department of Economics

Daniel B. Klein

George Mason University - Department of Economics

Date Written: October 27, 2017

Abstract

We conducted a survey by mail in 2013 of randomly selected economics professors in the United States about the welfare effects of three proposed policy reforms. We received back 574 completed surveys (a 19 percent response rate). A large majority supported a reform to increase immigration into the United States, a large majority supported liberalization of restrictions on the sale of marijuana or cannabis, and a plurality supported a liberalization of pharmaceutical regulation. This report simply details those topline results of the survey (the survey was designed for a different purpose, which we have written about elsewhere).

Keywords: economists, public policy, international migration, illegal drugs, Food and Drug Administration

JEL Classification: A14, F22, I18, K14

Suggested Citation

Briggeman, Jason and Davis, William L. and Klein, Daniel B., Results of Survey of Economics Professors on Immigration, Drug, and Pharmaceutical Policies (October 27, 2017). GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 17-40. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3060896 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3060896

Jason Briggeman (Contact Author)

Austin Community College - Department of Economics ( email )

5930 Middle Fiskville Road
Austin, TX 78752
United States

William L. Davis

University of Tennessee, Martin - Department of Economics ( email )

554 University Street
Martin, TN 38238
United States

Daniel B. Klein

George Mason University - Department of Economics ( email )

4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
United States

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