Assorted Links

by on January 3, 2011 at 11:14 am in Economics | Permalink

1. Interview with Gary Gorton.

2. Appreciations of Fred Kahn from Tom Hazlett and Susan Dudley.

3. The Dow Piano.

4. Andrew Gelman's five books on statistics; some surprising choices.

5. NSF Grand Challenges papers – basically well known economists arguing for why their research should get more money, but not less interesting for that.

1 Andrew January 3, 2011 at 7:44 am

I loved this one:

I propose the following grand challenge question for SBE 2020: can we develop a complete theory of human behavior that is predictive in all contexts?

Followed by the money quote:
If economists could manage to get themselves thought of as humble, competent people on a level with dentists, that would be splendid. — John Maynard Keynes, 1931

2 Andrew Fischer Lees January 3, 2011 at 10:19 am

I delight in the irony of economists writing biting quotables badgering their peers for a lack of humility 🙂

Oh Keynes, you never cease to amuse

3 cabbage soup diet February 26, 2011 at 7:07 pm

great reading. I recently came across your blog and enjoy reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment here. you post offen refer the very points in it.. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog more often.

Comments on this entry are closed.

Previous post:

Next post: