Building on survey data collected by Vranceanu, Laot and Dubart (2010), we study how personal characteristics, general and economics education, occupation and personal interest in economics affect knowledge in economics. We then apply factor analysis in order to build an aggregate indicator of opinion on promarket reforms. This opinion indicator becomes the dependent variable in a second multiple regression model; it turns out that knowledge in economics contributes by 3.5% to explain the favorable opinion on pro-market reforms.
VRANCEANU, R. et BARTHELEMY, J. (2011). Knowledge in Economics and Economic Reform: An Analysis of French Survey Data. ESSEC Business School.