The Economist's Oath: A Review Essay
Dow S (2015) The Economist's Oath: A Review Essay. International Review of Applied Economics, 29 (1), pp. 125-128. https://doi.org/10.1080/02692171.2014.983732
George DeMartino's 2011 monograph, The Economist's Oath: On the Need for and Content of Professional Economic Ethics, provides an excellent basis for the development of a discourse on the ethics of economists. This review focuses on the way in which mainstream economists' arguments against consideration of ethics follow from their presentation of economics as a purely technical subject, and the implication that this pretense itself is unethical. The complexity of ethical issues within a pluralist approach to economics is explored, ranging from the institutional environment within which economists practice to epistemological questions.
economics profession; ethics; epistemology
International Review of Applied Economics: Volume 29, Issue 1
|Publication date online||28/11/2014|
|Date accepted by journal||31/10/2014|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|