The technical competence of economic policymakers

Mark Hallerberg, Joachim Wehner, 14 February 2013



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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