ESA National Economic Panel Polls
Professional Accreditation of Economists - March 2019
Our latest poll is about the economics profession and the attractiveness of training in economics and includes two propositions.
In a recent speech, Jacqui Dwyer of the RBA discusses "What happened to the study of economics?"
One possible explanation is the higher profile and more clearly defined career paths in alternative business disciplines with associated accreditation (e.g. accounting, finance, marketing and management). February's poll is about possible ways to arrest the decline in the numbers studying economics at high school and university.
Proposition 1: "Professional accreditation for the economics profession would attract more people to economics as a career."
Proposition 2: "The benefits of professional accreditation for current and prospective economists would exceed any possible costs"
View the Results of Poll 36 below.
Collaborator credits: We would like to thank Professor Ross Guest (Dean (Learning and Teaching) and Professor of Economics, Griffith Business School) for helping us to frame the poll question and for his expert overview of the results.
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