【光华讲坛】Dinosaur Judges: Conservative Experts in a Changing Society

2018-10-31

【光华讲坛】Dinosaur Judges: Conservative Experts in a Changing Society

主题: Dinosaur Judges: Conservative Experts in a Changing Society

主讲人:香港浸会大学 工商管理学院经济系  钟剑修教授

主持人:西南财经大学 经济与管理研究院副教授 肖伟

时间:2018年11月2日(周五)下午1点55—3点半

地点:西南财经大学柳林校区颐德楼H412室

主讲人简介:

钟剑修,香港浸会大学工商管理学院经济系教授。毕业于威斯康辛大学,获博士学位;毕业于香港中文大学,获硕士学位。主要从事中国经济、政治经济学、经济理论等教学与研究。

内容提要:

Modern societies thrive on the advices of experts in a garden variety of areas. How do we identify these experts? In circumstances where an expert’s track record cannot be easily assessed by the general public, our society relies on peer reviews from “known” experts to identify new experts. This gives rise to an aristocratic expert class that is inevitably conservative. Young scholars, in order to earn the approval of old “known” experts, have incentives to study old subjects or follow old schools of thought at the expenses of new subjects and new schools of thought that better serve a changing society. Our society tradeoffs conservatism against competence in its endeavor to identify experts, but the optimal tradeoff may not be achieved due to time-inconsistency. We formalize this problem with a model described in terms of legal experts such as lawyers and judges, and use it to shed light on noise voters and anti-intellectualism in the Trumpian era.

 

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