How some economists make money – Wu Jiayin

From Shanghai Daily:

ON October 26, Ding Xueliang, a professor of at of and said that there are no more than five economists, in the real sense of the word, in .

In his view, a true economist treats the economy as a subject rather than as a way to get or become famous. But many so-called economists in China today are so concerned about looking after their own personal interests that they’ve neglected to obey the basic work that go with being an economist.

Although his conclusion seems to be too absolute, there’s still some truth in . And that poses a question: Should economists pursue fame and ? And, if so, to what extent?

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