[John] List says more of his peers should take up field experiments.
“If Adam Smith saw what I do now, he would say it’s about time these economists started to go to the factories and go to the shops where people do business to see how people are behaving,” he says.
And this gives me the opportunity to boast that I'm reading the Adam Smith bio. I'm on page 70+ and it is tough sledding (the small brain problem). But I'm sure that when I'm finished I'll have a better idea about what Adam Smith would have thought about my research.
I'll put my preliminary thought in the comments section ... and you can too!