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Final Note

Economists might have a sense of humor after all

Adriene Hill Dec 30, 2014
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Final Note

Economists might have a sense of humor after all

Adriene Hill Dec 30, 2014
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Economists have a reputation for being a relatively serious lot. But maybe it’s time to rethink that stereotype.

At next week’s meeting of the American Economics Association in Boston, there will be a panel called the 7th Annual AEA Economics Humor Session.

Among the papers that’ll be presented is one titled “A Few Goodmen: Surname-Sharing Economist Coauthors.” It’s written by four non-related economists … all with the last name Goodman.

“Our main contribution is showing that such a collaboration is feasible,” they write. 

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