Prescriptive advice - suggesting policies for maximizing utility, in addition to or in opposition of current policy goals.
Efficiency experts - not judging policy goals, but offering economics as a way of more efficiently achieving those goals.
Critics - "The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design" -Friedrich Hayek
Do you think one of these roles is better than others? Can you imagine a different role for economists to play? Think about what roles popular economists have been playing in the most recent election.
As always the discussion group will be held in Enterprise 318.
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