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November 4th, 2011

New Forms of Communication and the Public Mission of Economics: Overcoming the Great Disconnect

Submitted by Mark Thoma, University of Oregon

Economics has a long history of engagement on important public policy issues, and its early history was driven in large part by the desire to answer important public policy questions. However, ties between academic economists and the public, the press, policymakers, and economists in business and government have declined in recent decades.[1] This has reduced [...]

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