The Oxford Handbook of Professional Economic Ethics by George F. DeMartinoThe Oxford Handbook of Professional Economic Ethics by George F. DeMartino

The Oxford Handbook of Professional Economic Ethics

EditorGeorge F. DeMartino, Deirdre N. Mccloskey

Hardcover | February 15, 2016

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For over a century the economics profession has extended its reach to encompass policy formation and institutional design while largely ignoring the ethical challenges that attend the profession's influence over the lives of others. Economists have proven to be disinterested in ethics.Embracing emotivism, they often treat ethics a matter of mere preference. Moreover, economists tend to be hostile to professional economic ethics, which they incorrectly equate with a code of conduct that would be at best ineffectual and at worst disruptive to good economic practice. But goodethical reasoning is not reducible to mere tastes, and professional ethics is not reducible to a code. Instead, professional economic ethics refers to a new field of investigation - a tradition of sustained and lively inquiry into the irrepressible ethical entailments of academic and appliedeconomic practice. The Oxford Handbook of Professional Economic Ethics explores a wide range of questions related to the nature of ethical economic practice and the content of professional economic ethics. It explores current thinking that has emerged in these areas while widening substantially the terrain of economicethics. There has never been a volume that poses so directly and intensively the question of the need for and content of professional ethics for economics. The Handbook incorporates the work of leading scholars and practitioners, including academic economists from various theoretical traditions;applied economists, beyond academia, whose work has direct and immense social impact; and philosophers, professional ethicists, and others whose work has addressed the nature of "professionalism" and its implications for ethical practice.
George F. DeMartino is a Professor of International Economics and Co-Director of the program in Global Finance, Trade, and Economic Integration in the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. Deirdre N. McCloskey is UIC Distinguished Professor of Economics and History, Professor of English, and Professo...
Title:The Oxford Handbook of Professional Economic EthicsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:800 pages, 9.88 × 7.2 × 2.01 inPublished:February 15, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

William Easterly: ForewordPART I: INTRODUCTION1. George F. DeMartino and Deirdre N. McCloskey: Introduction, or Why This Handbook?PART II: UNCERTAINTY, RISK AND PROFESSIONAL ECONOMIC ETHICS2. Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Constantine Sandis: The Skin in the Game Heuristic for Protection Against Tail Events3. Sven Ove Hansson: The Ethics of Economic Decision Rules4. Sharon D. Welch: In Praise of Imperfect Commitment: An Ethic of Power, Professionalism, and Risk5. George F. DeMartino: 'Econogenic Harm': On the Nature of and Responsibility for the Harm Economists Do as They Try to Do GoodPART III: THE ETHICAL NATURE OF ECONOMIC PRACTICE6. Erwin Dekker and Arjo Klamer: About Doing the Right Thing as an Academic Economist7. Peter J. Boettke and Kyle W. O'Donnell: The Social Responsibility of Economists8. Jonathan B. Wight: The Ethical Economist: Duty and Virtue in the Scientific ProcessPART IV: THE ETHICAL ENTAILMENTS OF ECONOMIC THEORY1. General Issues9. Herman Daly: Ethics in Relation to Economics, Ecology, and Eschatology10. Julie A. Nelson: Poisoning the Well, or How Economic Theory Damages Moral Imagination11. John B. Davis: Economists' Odd Stand on the Positive-Normative Distinction: A Behavioral Economics View12. Robert H. Frank: The Complex Ethical Consequences of "Simple" Theoretical Choices13. Tomas Sedlek: Good, Evil, and Economic Practice2. Economic Theory and the Great Recession14. Irene van Staveren: Alternative Ethical Perspectives on the Financial Crisis: Lessons for Economists15. Robert H. Wade: Economists' Ethics in the Build-Up to the Great RecessionPART V: ETHICAL ISSUES IN ECONOMIC RESEARCH1. Experimental Economics16. Jingnan Chen, Angelina Christie, and Daniel Houser: Ethics and Advances in Economic Science: The Role of Two Norms17. Bart J. Wilson: The Meaning of Deceive in Experimental Economic Science2. Econometrics18. Thomas Mayer: Honesty and Integrity in Econometrics19. Stephen T. Ziliak and Deirdre N. McCloskey: Lady Justice v. Cult of Statistical Significance: Oomph-less Science and the New Rule of Law3. Field Research20. Rachel Glennerster and Shawn Powers: Balancing Risk and Benefit: Ethical Tradeoffs in Running Randomized Evaluations21. Harold Alderman, Jishnu Das, and Vijayenera Rao: Conducting Ethical Economic Research: Complications from the Field22. Stephen T. Ziliak and Edward R. Teather-Posadas: The Unprincipled Randomization Principle in Economics and Medicine4. Conflict of Interest23. Dennis F. Thompson: Professional Disequilibrium: Conflict of Interest in Economics24. Jessica Carrick-Hagenbarth and Gerald Epstein: Considerations on Conflicts of Interest in Academic EconomicsPART VI: ETHICAL ISSUES IN APPLIED ECONOMICS1. Development25. Joseph E. Stiglitz: Ethics, Economic Advice, and Economic Policy26. David Ellerman: Neoclassical Economics as the New Social Engineering: The Debacle of the Russian Post-Socialist Transition27. Des Gasper: The Ethics of Economic Development and Human Displacement28. Martin Ravallion: How Can We Better Address the Gaps in our Knowledge about Development Effectiveness?2. Economic Advising in Government and Beyond29. Robert Nelson: Confessions of a Policy Analyst30. Susan Offutt: Ethics and the Government Economist31. David M. Levy and Sandra J. Peart: The Ethics Problem: Toward a Second-Best Solution to the Problem of Economic Expertise32. Alan Freeman: First Tell No Untruth3. Forensic Economics33. Robert J. Thornton and John Ward: Ethical Issues in Forensic EconomicsVII. ETHICAL ISSUES IN ECONOMIC EDUCATION34. Ravi Kanbur: Exposure and Dialogue Programs in the Training of Development Analysts and Practitioners35. Robert F. Garnett, Jr.: Ethics and Learning in Undergraduate Economics EducationVIII. LOOKING AHEAD36. David Colander: Creating Humble Economists: A Code of Ethics for Economists37. Sheila C. Dow: Codes of Ethics for Economists, Pluralism, and the Nature of Economic Knowledge