Sarah Necker

Sarah Necker is a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Economic Policy and Institutional Economics at the University of Freiburg and at the Walter Eucken Institute in Germany. Her main areas of research are behavioral economics, with a focus on risk and unethical behavior, and the economics of science.

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Economists Behaving Badly Linked to Pressure to Publish

Sarah Necker describes her landmark study on economists’ research norms and practices and finds that while we all agree that fabrication, falsification and plagiarism are bad, a few academics admit they have accepted or offered gifts, money, or sex in exchange for co-authorship, data or promotion.

8 years ago