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It’s Funny Because It’s True, Infrastructure Edition…

March 10th, 2015 · No Comments
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Pop quiz: What do Larry Summers and John Oliver have in common? Are they both British? No…Are they both funny? Not intentionally…Do they both make awkward statements about women? Actually, I’m not sure, but I hope not…Are they both actively advocating for infrastructure spending? Ding ding ding! First, Summers: Larry Summers recently said something startling: [...]

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

January 20th, 2015 · 2 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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A Nobel Lecture From Your Latest Nobel Prize Winner…

December 8th, 2014 · No Comments
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Don’t ever say I don’t bring you interesting things in a timely manner…(ok fine, you can say that, mainly because it’s often true- sorry about that) Here’s Jean Tirole’s Nobel Prize lecture, delivered today (time zone changes between here and Sweden are a bitch, apparently, but if you get to it quick you can still [...]

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What I Did Over My Summer Vacation, Film Shoot Edition…

August 21st, 2014 · 2 Comments
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I probably say this every year, but how is the summer over already? I feel like I go in with the best of intentions and then feel like I never accomplish enough by the time the end of August rolls around. This time, though, I swear it’s not my fault. (Ok, I’ve probably said that [...]

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Be Careful What You Wish For, Economist Party Edition…

June 12th, 2014 · 7 Comments
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Okay, so my last post mentioned my desire for an Economist political party, but I don’t think that this is what I had in mind: (See here if you are feeling procrastinatory and want to watch the second part of the segment.) First off, I can’t help but focus on the fact that Rate My [...]

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When Economists Write About Presidents And Assassins, Lee Harvey Oswald Edition…

November 22nd, 2013 · 3 Comments
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When deciding whether or not to read something, I tend to focus more on who the author is than on the specific headline. This probably explains how I came across an article by Hoover Institution fellow Paul Gregory and clicked on it without looking closely at what it was about. (As far as I can [...]

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