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When Economics Teaching And Bourbon Street Collide…

October 9th, 2011 · 6 Comments

I have a sneaking suspicion that some people go to conferences for the presentations almost as much as they read Playboy for the articles, and a lot of conference organizers seem to have figured this out. In unrelated news, the 7th Annual Economics Teaching Conference, hosted by the Gulf Coast Economics Association and Cengage Learning, will be held October 27th and 28th in New Orleans, LA.

The keynote speakers for the event are Greg Mankiw and John Taylor, so it should be particularly interesting to the macroeconomists and policy wonks in the audience. (Sidenote: I was tempted to link the John Taylor text to either the Duran Duran founder or the Red Sox owner rather than the economist.) In addition, there will be a number of presentations on education research, teaching methods, etc., including one from yours truly. The list of presentations can be seen here, along with a fun lesson about why I am generally favorable towards my last name.

Come join if you’re in the area! Last year’s conference was in Memphis and was a lot of fun. (Well, as much fun as econ-y stuff can be.) The conference organizer was nice enough to almost get me locked in Graceland, and I may have ended up on Carrie Underwood’s tour bus. C’mon, you know you want to…

See? Not. Creepy. At. All.

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Chris // Oct 9, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Wow. Mankiw AND Taylor? I feel like such an uber-dork, because to me that lineup sounds more celebrity than red carpet night in Hollywood…

  • 2 bd // Oct 9, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    “When economics teaching and bourbon collide” sounds much more interesting.

  • 3 econgirl // Oct 9, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    @ Chris: I so want to start TMZ for economists.

    @ bd: There is a bottle of Bulleit in my office, does that count?

  • 4 Russell Nelson // Oct 10, 2011 at 12:40 am

    Dang. I’ll be there two weeks earlier for a Wikipedia hackathon.

  • 5 oben // Oct 13, 2011 at 8:56 am

    yes … we have to understand everything for that we need to learn …

  • 6 Punditus Maximus // Oct 13, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    I thought Mankiw was done being an economist and had moved on to full-time GOP fluffing. I guess keeping appearances up lets him charge more.

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