I got an email earlier today from a producer at PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer saying that I was in tonight’s segment about the AEA Humor Session. I’m only in the piece for like two seconds, but it’s totally worth watching to see (real) economists try to tell jokes (and not succeed). Paul Krugman, you may have a Nobel Prize, but I’ve totally got you beat on delivery. Caroline Hoxby, I will acknowledge that you can give me a run for my money, but that’s mainly because you (probably unintentionally) have your deadpan down pat. I will also thank you for teaching me everything I know about labor economics, though I’m not sure that you want to take credit for that.
You can also see a transcript here. My friend warned me to try to not get mobbed by the paparazzi when I go outside now. =P
(In case you haven’t already seen it, you can find complete footage of my humor talk here.)