Authors
Bryan Caplan
Publication date
2001/10
Journal
Journal of Law and Economics
Volume
44
Issue
2
Pages
395-426
Description
Abstract The positive economic beliefs of economists and the general public systematically
differ. What factors make noneconomists think more like economists? Using the “Survey of
Americans and Economists on the Economy,” this paper shows people think more like
economists (1) if they are well educated,(2) if they are male,(3) if their real income rose over
the last 5 years,(4) if they expect their real income to rise over the next 5 years, or (5) if they
have a high degree of job security. However, neither high income nor ideological ...
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