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Tales From The AEA Annual Meeting, Outsider Edition…

January 28th, 2015 · No Comments
Just For Fun

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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Tales From The AEA Annual Meeting, Year In Review Edition…

January 20th, 2015 · No Comments
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So, for those of you who weren’t able to attend the humor session at the AEA annual meeting in Boston this year, here’s some more from the event. First, the opening remarks, which explain who Caroline Postelle Clotfelter, the sessions’s namesake, is, and some commentary on the house band’s name. (The band footage wasn’t included [...]

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Tales From The AEA Annual Meeting, Drunk Economics Edition…

January 15th, 2015 · No Comments
Economic History · Just For Fun

Yes, I realize that the title could refer to what transpired on any of the nights of the conference, but I’m talking about something a bit more structured: Overall, I wish the video had come out a bit better, but I suppose it’s difficult to prepare a shot for a person sprawled on the stage [...]

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The Economics Of Life, Dollar Auction Edition…

December 29th, 2014 · 1 Comment
Behavioral Econ · Just For Fun

Remind me to remind Zach that the dollar auction is supposed to be a lesson in

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Causal Friday: On The Limitations Of Experimental Research…

December 19th, 2014 · 2 Comments
Causal Friday · Just For Fun

Apparently Randall Munroe also has a thing for causal Friday: On one hand, randomized experiments with a treatment and a control group are a very clean and effective way to determine the effects of a treatment. On the other hand, addressing the logistical caveats necessary in order to get a proper result is not always [...]

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Just Remember Kids, It’s Not You, It’s Your Data…

June 24th, 2014 · No Comments
Fun With Data · Just For Fun

Not in the grad school context per se, but this pretty much illustrates how I feel today… I blame the Census County Business Patterns data.

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