The technical competence of economic policymakers

Mark Hallerberg, Joachim Wehner, 14 February 2013

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The following quotations suggest that ministers who lack technical competence make bad policy decisions.

“I don’t know what George Osborne’s degree was in. It was certainly not economics.” – Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland.

Topics: Politics and economics
Tags: central bankers, finance ministers, technocrats

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