Should Economists Declare Conflicts of Interest?

Gerald Epstein

Triple Crisis blogger Gerald Epstein was recently interviewed by the Real News Network on his and Jessica Carrick-Hagenbarth’s study on the failure of economists to disclose conflicts of interest when providing financial analysis in the media. They spearheaded an effort to get the American Economic Association to adopt an ethics code for economists with a sign-on letter that garnered the support of close to 300 economists. In this video, Epstein discusses the letter’s impact at this month’s AEA annual meeting, which resulted in the creation of a committee to research and consider new ethics standards for economists.

Read more of Epstein’s commentary on economists’ conflicts of interest in two recent blog posts (here and here).

January 24, 2011 | Posted in: Videos | Comments Closed

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