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Dismal scientists?

Business Standard  |  New Delhi 

Do economists matter in policy-making? Tax expert and member of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council M Govinda Rao thinks not. At an event at which economists were discussing the Union Budget, he said economists do not really matter since the makers are usually not economists. He insisted, however, that economist still have a job to do — of highlighting what is wrong in the system.

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First Published: Mon, April 02 2012. 00:58 IST
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