ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Jessica Carrick HagenbarthSubscribe to Jessica Carrick Hagenbarth

Revolving Doors: Affiliations, Policy Space and Ethics

A recent study found that a significant number of academic economists had held positions in both government and international institutions. This same pattern holds for economists in developing countries. The policy space has been restricted by this revolving door between national and international roles, because it forces a homogenisation of economic perspectives. There is need for a professional code of ethics providing guidelines for disclosure, but such codes may not be sufficient to address many questions, which may be best dealt with through a professional field of ethics in economics.
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