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Economic Humor, 2015 Edition…

January 1st, 2015 · No Comments

This weekend, for the purposes of the annual meeting of the American Economic Association at least, I am the new Yoram Bauman (some of you might know him better as The Stand-Up Economist), since I get to host the humor session on Sunday! So if you’re in Boston on Sunday, stop by the Sheraton by Hynes Convention Center to see this all-star nerd lineup:

The session is open to the public, so you don’t even need to register for the conference in order to attend, and I am working on making sure that there is a bar present. And I’m doing my background reading:

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The session is even getting some press!

If you’re in Boston this weekend, skip the comedy clubs and swing by the funniest show in town: the Allied Social Science Association’s conference.

Well, okay, the whole conference won’t be a madcap romp (unless you’re really into macroprudential and exchange rate policies), but on Sunday night, they are holding the 7th Annual Economics Humor Session.

The shenanigans don’t end there; other presentations include “Homer-Economicus: The Simpsons and Economics” and “Rockonomix: Integrating Economics and Popular Music” — which features something called The Instrumental Variables (which we’re assuming/hoping is a face-melting rock band of economists).

Seriously, go. Then report back to us.

…though my friend did point out that perhaps this is the 47th thing that Vox got wrong in 2014– hmph. It’s gonna be great, though since we have lofty goals and good role models. =P

Update: I forgot to mention that I will be camped out in exhibit booth 111 in case you want to come say hi!

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