A Psychological, Attitudinal and Professional Profile of Irish Economists in 2004

34 Pages Posted: 29 Jul 2004

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Brian M. Lucey

Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin; Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics and Finance; Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics

Liam Delaney

University College Dublin (UCD) - Geary Institute and Department of Economics

Date Written: July 2004

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Economic Methodology, Interdisciplinary Research, Sociology of Economics

JEL Classification: A140, Z0, B40

Suggested Citation

Lucey, Brian M. and Delaney, Liam D., A Psychological, Attitudinal and Professional Profile of Irish Economists in 2004 (July 2004). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=570045 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.570045

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