Economists Do It With Models

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Just For Fun: When Economists Become, Um, Models?

April 12th, 2011 · 5 Comments
Just For Fun

I get a lot of questions from people asking what one can do with a degree in economics. I would like to think that I give a pretty thorough answer, since obviously there are options for economics majors outside of consulting and Wall Street. I am now thinking that I need to research my answer a little more, since this option had not occurred to me:

(HT to twitterer @ruuustin)

Is it bad that I hope this is real? In related news, I would put forth a reasonably large amount of effort to get a photo of Sasha Grey and/or Tila Tequila with an economics textbook.

(If you are not familiar with Vivid Entertainment…well, it is what you are guessing it is. If you are still, ahem, curious, Vivid’s web site is here, but the fact that the landing page confirms asks you to confirm that you are 18 should tell you everything that you need to know. 🙂 )

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 David // Apr 12, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    It is very much real. Some former student claims to be an “actor” there.

    https://career.berkeley.edu/major/econ.stm

  • 2 Punditus Maximus // Apr 12, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    (insert “stimulus package” joke here)

  • 3 steve // Apr 12, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    while I also hope it is correct. I didn’t realise as an econ major that it was a career opportunity. Are you sure it is not a mistake? Vivid is also an economics consulting firm. http://www.vivideconomics.com/ Could be a recording error by a research assistant who is more familiar with the production company.

  • 4 Steve // Apr 13, 2011 at 2:04 am

    on second thought, lets just go with Occam’s razor. ‘The razor’s claim that “simpler explanations are, other things being equal, generally better than more complex ones” ‘. if we make the least amount of assumptions we should prob just go with the what it says.

    I wonder if they can claim to be the “first economist pornstar”. Also does that mean we might start seeing more economics porn titles; after all, as you say jodi, it is easy to make economics terms dirty.

  • 5 econgirl // Apr 15, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Update: Apparently there is a thread on the Econ Job Rumors board about econ porn titles. Personally, I think that “Economists Do It With Models” is an obvious front runner, but I have to admit that “free entry and exit” ain’t bad either.

    http://www.econjobrumors.com/topic/title-of-econ-based-porn-movie-suggestions

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