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Saturday, 2 August 2008
Are economists taken seriously?
In many areas of government, economists are called on to size up the issues involved in almost every policy. But should they be taken seriously? In this short audio from the BBC Today programme, Tim Harford, author of The Undercover Economist, and Phil Collins, of the London School of Economics, discuss how much influence economists should have.