Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/69487
Authors: 
Gordon, Roger H.
Dahl, Gordon Boyack
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper Series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 7184
Abstract: 
To what degree do economists disagree about key economic questions? To provide evidence, we make use of the responses to a series of questions posed to a distinguished panel of economists put together by the Chicago School of Business. Based on our analysis, we find a broad consensus on these many different economic issues, particularly when the past economic literature on the question is large. Any differences are unrelated to observable characteristics of the Panel members, other than men being slightly more likely to express an opinion. These differences are idiosyncratic, with no support for liberal vs. conservative camps.
Subjects: 
consensus among economists
JEL: 
A11
H0
J0
Z18
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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