Personal Value Priorities of Economists

33 Pages Posted: 3 Dec 2004

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Neil Gandal

Berglas School of Economics, Tel Aviv University; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Sonia Roccas

Open University of Israel - Department of Education and Psychology

Lilach Sagiv

Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Jerusalem School of Business Administration

Date Written: October 2004

Abstract

Economists often play crucial roles in designing and implementing public policies; thus it is of importance to better understand the values that underlie their decisions. We explore the value hierarchies of economists in four studies: The first two studies examine whether value differences exist between students of economics and other social sciences students. The final two studies examine how value priorities important to economics students relate to identification with the organization and work orientation. Taken together, our findings indicate that economists have a distinctive pattern of value priorities that may affect their work-related perceptions and attitudes and hence impact their policy decisions and recommendations.

Keywords: Value priorities, economists

JEL Classification: A12, A13

Suggested Citation

Gandal, Neil and Roccas, Sonia and Sagiv, Lilach, Personal Value Priorities of Economists (October 2004). CEPR Discussion Paper No. 4655. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=629082

Neil Gandal (Contact Author)

Berglas School of Economics, Tel Aviv University ( email )

Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv 69978
Israel
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+972 3 640 9908 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.neilgandal.com/

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

London
United Kingdom

Sonia Roccas

Open University of Israel - Department of Education and Psychology ( email )

Tel Aviv 61392
Israel
+972 3 646 5424 (Phone)

Lilach Sagiv

Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Jerusalem School of Business Administration ( email )

Mount Scopus
Jerusalem, 91905
Israel
972 2 652 1841 (Phone)

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