A Plea to Economists Who Favour Liberty: Assist the Everyman
How the DDT ban has killed millions in developing countries
The Role of the Anglers' Conservation Association in Protecting English and Welsh Rivers.
In this paper, Professor Daniel B Klein addresses these issues, concluding that if economists want to be influential in policy making, they must be willing to communicate with the ‘everyman’. Scholasticism is valuable in encouraging high research standards, but it has been carried too far in the economics profession, to the detriment of research and teaching which are relevent to policy.
Five well known economists, John Fleming, Charles Goodhart, Israel Kirzner, Deirdre McCloskey and Gordon Tullock, then comment on the paper.
2001, Occasional Papers 118, ISBN 0 255 36501 2, 107pp, PB