Scholarly Comments on Academic Economics

Economic Dissociative Identity Disorder: The Math Gamer, the Anti-Policy Econometrician and the Narrative Political Economist

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Abstract

In this self diagnosis, I examine my career as an economist over 30 years in terms of dissociative identity disorder. The multiple identities of my career have been the math gamer, the anti-policy econometrician, and the narrative political economist. I hope that others can learn something from my story.

Podcast related to this article: Bruce Benson’s Overcoming of False Identity (EJW Audio, January 2010).