From the numerous Europe-USA comparisons that have been made recently, several contrasts emerge. American economics, compared with that of Europe, is characterized by: 1 greater proneness to fashions and intolerance of heterodox ideas (Baumol 1995); 2 greater homogeneity across departments (Forte 1995), at least in research-orientated universities (Niehans 1995); 3 more competitive labour markets and higher mobility (Frech 1995; Tabellini 1995); 4 greater emphasis on technique and less emphasis on applied theory (Frey and Eichenberger 1992, 1993; Portes 1987; Eggertson 1995); 5 less hierarchical organization of departments, with individuals free to pursue independent research at a much earlier age (Frech 1995); 6 less involvement in public policy debates and (Frey and Eichenberger 1992, 1993); 7 lower social status of academics (Klamer 1995); and 8 more highly developed graduate programmes (Niehans 1995).
|Title of host publication||The Development of Economics in Western Europe since 1945|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis Ltd|
|Number of pages||21|
|ISBN (Electronic)||020397607X, 9781134631230|
|ISBN (Print)||0415202914, 9781138866249|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2005|
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