Tabarrok at TED

I will be speaking on The Future of Economic Growth at this year's legendary TED Conference, TED 2009, which takes place in Long Beach, Feb 3-7.  Other speakers include Tim Berners-Lee, Oliver Sacks, Daniel Lebeskind, Herbie Hancock and Bill Gates.  In my session, I am paired with Nate Silver, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, and Dan Ariely.  Yeah, I'm a little nervous.  Fortunately, TED provides a masseuse for speakers before they hit the stage!  I kid you not. 

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Congrats Alex for being invited to speak at such an amazing event. Can you give us a preview of the future of economic growth? Good? Bad? Ugly? Meh?

Congrats Alex for being invited to speak at such an amazing event. Can you give us a preview of the future of economic growth? Good? Bad? Ugly? Meh?

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Congratulations! I am a huge fan of TED talks. Now, there is one more reason for me to like them even more.

Fortunately, TED provides a masseuse for speakers before they hit the stage! I kid you not.

I just know there is a pun here involving "TED spread," but my wit fails me.

That's pretty epic. Let us know when the video is online.

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"TED provides a masseuse for speakers before they hit the stage!"

That was in the pre-recession days. Now they just provide a green room full of cats, similar to the link Tyler posted yesterday:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/7818140.stm

Weird fact: Both you and Dan Ariely have been interviewed by Used Car News.

Echoing others, REALLY looking forward to your TED talk, Alex. One of my other favorites? Bizarrely enough for an econ-geek like me, it's this one:

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/rives_on_4_a_m.html

Might want to watch it at 4 AM, haha.

Is the buffet at the conference referred to as the "TED spread"?

Congratulations on the awesome opportunity!

Awesome news Alex! I just started reading this blog a few months back, so I'm glad to discover that everything I read here is TED-worthy.

My favorite TED moment comes at ~5:25 of the video of this talk from motivational speaker Tony Robbins.

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I'm reading de Mesquita's War and Reason right now -- very thought-provoking stuff. And Nate Silver is of course incomparable. Sounds like you hit the jackpot on your session

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