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.
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.