Academic economists behaving badly? A survey on three areas of unethical behavior
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UNIVERSITIES; MISCONDUCT; Economics
This article measures the degree to which academic economists have engaged in unethical behavior and the degree to which academic economists believe the profession as a whole engages in unethical behavior: Three main types of unethical behavior are examined: (I) falsification of research; (2) expropriation of graduate student research or including an undeserving co-author on a research paper; and (3) exchange of grades for gifts, money, or sex. Using a unique data set gathered at the 1998 American Economic Association (AEA) meetings, we find that there is a significant amount of misconduct, particularly in the second category.
"Academic economists behaving badly? A survey on three areas of unethical behavior" (2001). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 8098.