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This Has Got To Be The Tweet Of The Day…

August 25th, 2016 · No Comments
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Seems @UChicago is shutting down its economics dept.https://t.co/0Krnl7OUaa ht @crampell pic.twitter.com/cSad0p5S1Y — Justin Sandefur (@JustinSandefur) August 25, 2016 Well played, sir. =P

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When Matching Pennies Takes An R-Rated Turn…

August 16th, 2016 · 3 Comments
Game Theory · Just For Fun

You know you’re an econ/math nerd if you read this and think “haha, it’s like the matching pennies game”: But hear me out…here’s the matching pennies game, and, like the joke, the crux of the game is that there is no Nash equilibrium without randomization. To further the analogy: The matching pennies game works as […]

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On How It Feels To Try To Focus On Economic Issues This Election Season…

August 9th, 2016 · No Comments
Just For Fun · Politics

That is all.

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Some Weekend Mocking Of Economist Stereotypes For Your Viewing Pleasure…

April 10th, 2015 · No Comments
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The release of the latest FOMC minutes reminds me that this needs to exist: I suppose for now some text commentary will have to do. In case you haven’t noticed, Dilbert has been pretty on point as of late: Pretty sure the Fed doesn’t have bitcoin on its balance sheet, but the statement is closer […]

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Tales From The AEA Annual Meeting, Now With More Goodmen…

March 5th, 2015 · 2 Comments
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In the event that you can handle the truth (hee), here’s some Goodmen talking about cutting edge research on papers involving surname-sharing authors: I think that was pretty good, but I am also aware that the bar for economic humor is not always particularly high…for example, it turns out that jokes (and I use this […]

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Tales From The AEA Annual Meeting, Outsider Edition…

January 28th, 2015 · No Comments
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In a lot of ways, non-economists are in the best position to create economic humor, since their outsider status basically makes it so they are looking in on the world of economics and being like wtf? On the other hand, Zach Weinersmith might argue that the nature of economics makes relevant humor relatively challenging: Nonetheless, […]

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