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