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How economics professors can stop failing us : the discipline at a crossroads / Steven Payson.

Author/Creator:
Payson, Steven, 1957- author.
Publication:
Lanham : Lexington Books, [2017]
Format/Description:
Book
pages cm
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Subjects:
Economics -- Study and teaching (Higher).
College teachers.
Summary:
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.
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.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780739198339
0739198335
9780739198346
OCLC:
991100342