Economic Enlightenment Revisited: New Results Again Find Little Relationship Between Education and Economic Enlightenment but Vitiate Prior Evidence of the Left Being Worse

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Daniel B. Klein; Zeljka Buturovic;
  • Journal: Econ Journal Watch,volume 8,issue 2 May,pages157-173
  • Subject: Economic enlightenment,college education,economic education,schooling
    • jel: jel:A13 | jel:A2

One year ago, we reported the results of a 2008 Zogby survey that purported to gauge economic enlightenment (Buturovic and Klein 2010). Our main result was that college education bore little relationship to economic enlightenment. We also found that that self-identified... View more
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