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What does the public know about economic policy, and how does it know it?

Alan S. Blinder

What does the public know about economic policy, and how does it know it?

by Alan S. Blinder

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Published by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Economic policy.,
  • Economics -- Political aspects.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAlan S. Blinder, Alan B. Krueger.
    SeriesNBER working paper series ;, working paper 10787, Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research : Online) ;, working paper no. 10787.
    ContributionsKrueger, Alan B., National Bureau of Economic Research.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHB1
    The Physical Object
    FormatElectronic resource
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3476123M
    LC Control Number2005615580

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What does the public know about economic policy, and how does it know it? by Alan S. Blinder Download PDF EPUB FB2

Makes the major decisions in virtually all other areas of economic policy: labor laws, tax laws, environmental policy, and social insurance pro-grams, to name just a few   On a variety of major policy issues (e.g., taxes, social security, health insurance), ideology is the most important determinant of public opinion, while measures of self-interest are the least important.

Knowledge about the economy ranks somewhere in by: What Does the Public Know about Economic Policy, and How Does It Know It. Alan S. Blinder, Alan B. Krueger. NBER Working Paper No. Issued in September NBER Program(s):Economic Fluctuations and Growth Program, Public Economics Program.

Public opinion influences politicians, and therefore influences public policy by: What Does the Public Know about Economic Policy, and How Does It Know It. A LONG TRADITION IN economic theory models economic policy deci-sions as solutions to optimization problems solved by rational and well-informed agents:1 a single policymaker minimizes a loss function subject to some constraints.

Another body of literature models. Downloadable. Public opinion influences politicians, and therefore influences public policy decisions. What are the roles of self-interest, knowledge, and ideology in public opinion formation. And how do people learn about economic issues.

Using a new, specially-designed survey, we find that most respondents express a strong desire to be well informed on economic policy. Title: What does the public know about economic policy, and how does it know it.

Publication Type: Miscellaneous: Year of Publication: Authors: Blinder AS, Krueger AB. CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): A long tradition in economic theory models economic policy decisions as solutions to optimization problems solved by rational and wellinformed agents: 1 a single policymaker minimizes a loss function subject to some constraints.

Another body of literature models policy decisions as if they were. the economy and economic policy, S is a vector representing the sources of information that the individual uses, and Q is an indicator of the quantity or intensity of information.

The specific definitions are explained in the next section. Specifically, we take it as axiomatic that, first, the political mechanism makes almost all important economic policy decisions, and second, the decisions of elected politicians are heavily influenced by public opinion.

Download Citation | On Jan 1,AS Blinder and others published What does the public know about economic policy, and how does it know. For each of the five policy areas mentioned above, we now seek to estimate the relative roles of self-interest, ideology, and knowledge in forming public opinion--equation 1 in the model.

In some sense this is the natural culmination of our inquiry, since information use and knowledge are, in this context, just way stations on the road to. First, as Krueger () and Cruijsen et al. ()note, the public acquires much of its knowledge about economics through popular intermediaries (books/newspapers, etc.) but.

Author-Name: Alan S. Blinder & Alan B. Krueger, "What Does the Public Know about Economic Policy, and How Does It Know It?," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Economic Studies Program, The Brookings Institution, vol.

35(1), pages public know economic policy robert blendon economic performance many case single policymaker well-informed agent large gap direct democracy loss function subject public perception thereof school budget policy decision long tradition repre-sentative democracy literature model policy decision homo economicus well-informed voter bond issue.

What Does the Public Know about Economic Policy, and How. Economic policies are typically implemented and administered by the government. Examples of economic policies include decisions made about government spending and taxation, about the redistribution of income from rich to poor, and about the supply of money.

A long tradition in economic theory models economic policy decisions. as solutions to optimization problems solved by rational and wellinformed. agents:1 a single policymaker minimizes a loss function subject.

to some constraints. IZA DP No. What Does the Public Know about Economic Policy, and How Does It Know It. Alan S. Blinder, Alan B. Krueger published in: Brookings Papers on Economic. There may be relevant loss functions rather than just one— and they will not all be the same.

Similarly, a complex brew of politicians makes the major decisions in virtually all other areas of economic policy: labor laws, tax laws, environmental policy, and social insurance programs, to name just a few. 5Cited by: Get this from a library.

What does the public know about economic policy, and how does it know it?. [Alan S Blinder; Alan B Krueger; National Bureau of Economic Research.] -- "Public opinion influences politicians, and therefore influences public policy decisions.

What are the roles of self-interest, knowledge, and ideology in public opinion formation?. What does the public know about economic policy, and how does it know it.

By Alan B. Krueger, How Does and It Know It. Abstract. A long tradition in economic theory models economic policy decisions as solutions to optimization problems solved by rational and wellinformed agents: 1 a single policymaker minimizes a loss function subject to some Author: Alan B.

Krueger, How Does and It Know It.COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle .The authors of this book have worked independently and opinions expresed by them, therefore, are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the members or the trustees of The Fraser Institute.

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