Last year was in Chicago, but this year the annual meeting of the American Economic Association is being held in San Diego, so I feel much more justified referring to it as Economic-Con. In case you weren’t aware, the conference runs this Friday through Sunday and features a large variety of interesting/random/obscure talks and about 10,000 or so nerdy economists.
For those of you who are going, I will be camped out in a booth in the exhibit hall, strategically placed near the coffee area. The booth will likely look something like this:
Who am I kidding…the space will have as little in it as possible since I have to schlep everything all the way across the country and back. But I will have stickers and maybe even t-shirts, and we can chat about all of the random stuff that passes through this site, mkay?
Update: For those of you in the San Diego area, I recommend this. It’s on Saturday night and is open to the public.
As with last year, I will try to stream the session for those of you who are not local, but it’s a bit of a crap shoot whether that works out well, so stay tuned for logistics.
P.S. Some people have asked me where they can find me if they aren’t registered for the conference. The factual answer is “probably drinking at the hotel bar,” but I will try to be more specific via the Twitter feed on the right-hand side of this page. (Also, @jodiecongirl.)
More Updates: If you are looking for something less academic but still intellectual, Matt Yglesias is giving a talk on Thursday night. Also, Tyler Cowen wants to know what to eat in San Diego.