A Psychological, Attitudinal and Professional Profile of Irish Economists in 2004
34 Pages Posted: 29 Jul 2004
Date Written: July 2004
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
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