Policy Decisions and Research in Economics and Industrial Relations: An Exchange of Views: Comment
Ehrenberg, Ronald G.; Hamermesh, Daniel S.; Johnson, George E.
[Excerpt] John Dunlop has presented what are certainly some of the most provocative remarks to appear in a scholarly journal in the labor field in many years. We find much to agree with in his remarks; however, we also find many areas where we feel he condemns research because of his overly optimistic expectations about its ability to contribute to the policy process, and other areas where he appears to be unaware that research in labor economics has already contributed fairly directly to policy decisions.
public policy; economics; research; industrial relations; labor market
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