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How economics professors can stop failing us : the discipline at a crossroads

Author: Steven Payson
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2017]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides an eye-opening exposé that reveals the behavior of economics professors based on the highly questionable incentive system they face. It is particularly critical of the theoretical literature they produce as if they were contestants in a superficial publication game-a game where scientific integrity is often ignored.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Payson, Steven, 1957-
How economics professors can stop failing us.
Lanham : Lexington Books, [2017]
(DLC) 2017024817
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Payson
ISBN: 9780739198346 0739198343
OCLC Number: 1002121516
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Acknowledgments --
No, this is not a joke --
Why does theoretical economic literature exist? --
What allows "literature-only" theoretical discourse to exist? --
How the game is played --
The quest for honest truth in economic science --
The effects of electronic files, citation counts, and bibliometric databases --
Scholarship, though beautiful, cannot save the academic economics profession --
Academic economics at its dumbest and ugliest --
Violations of professional ethics, whether by ignorance or intent --
Product evolution and a personal story --
Conclusion: what must be done in academic economics --
Bibliography --
About the author.
Responsibility: Steven Payson.

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