Title
Authors
Bryan Caplan
Publication date
2002/4/1
Journal name
The Economic Journal
Volume
112
Issue
479
Pages
433-458
Publisher
Blackwell Publishers
Description
Differences between the general public's positive economic views and economists'
resemble other judgemental anomalies: Laypeople and experts systematically disagree. I
analyse this puzzle using data from the Survey of Americans and Economists on the
Economy. The paper first tests and decisively rejects the hypothesis that the differences
solely reflect economists' selfserving bias. Then it examines whether economists' political
ideology and party loyalties explain the disagreement; if anything, this slightly increases ...
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