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Chapter 2 Thinking Like an Economist

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Question;17. Economists speaking like policy advisers make;a.;positive;statements.;b.;descriptive;statements.;c.;claims;about how the world is.;d.;claims;about how the world should be.;18. Economists speaking like scientists make;a.;positive;statements.;b.;prescriptive;statements.;c.;claims;about how the world should be.;d.;More;than one of the above is correct.;19. Economists speaking like policy advisers make;a.;claims;about how the world is.;b.;descriptive;statements.;c.;normative;statements.;d.;More than;one of the above is correct.;20. When economists make positive statements, they are;a.;speaking;as scientists.;b.;speaking;as policy advisers.;c.;making;claims about how the world should be.;d.;revealing;that they are very conservative in their views of how the world works.;21. When economists make normative statements, they are;a.;speaking;as scientists.;b.;speaking;as policy advisers.;c.;making;claims about how the world is.;d.;revealing;that they are very liberal in their views of how the world works.;22. When economists make;a.;positive;statements, they are speaking not as policy advisers but as scientists.;b.;positive;statements, they are speaking not as scientists but as forecasters.;c.;normative;statements, they are speaking not as policy advisers but as scientists.;d.;normative;statements, they are speaking not as policy advisers but as model-builders.;23. When economists make;a.;positive;statements, they are speaking not as scientists but as policy advisers.;b.;positive;statements, they are speaking not as scientists but as forecasters.;c.;normative;statements, they are speaking not as scientists but as policy advisers.;d.;normative;statements, they are speaking not as policy advisers but as model-builders.;24. You know an economist has crossed the line from policy adviser to;scientist when he or she;a.;claims;that the problem at hand is widely misunderstood by non-economists.;b.;makes;positive statements.;c.;talks;about values.;d.;makes a;claim about how the world should be.;25. You know an economist has crossed the line from scientist to policy;adviser when he or she;a.;claims;that the problem at hand is widely misunderstood by non-economists.;b.;talks;about the evidence.;c.;makes;normative statements.;d.;makes a;claim about how the world is.;26. A positive economic statement such as ?Pollution taxes decrease the;quantity of pollution generated by firms?;a.;would;likely be made by an economist acting as a policy advisor.;b.;would;require values and data in order to be evaluated.;c.;would;require data but not values in order to be evaluated.;d.;could;not be evaluated by economists acting as scientists.

 

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