Junior job market bleg

Whom would you recommend we hire at the junior level?  (This is for GMU economics, not MR or MRU!)  Please leave your suggestions in the comments.  We would even consider a non-economist, provided the person could teach some economics-related subjects, such as quantitative methods.  Field is open and the person doesn’t have to be strictly junior, although the salary will be.

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I nominate Alex.

Sorry, forgot about that tenure thing which guarantees job protection, including wages.

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A quirky, non-ideological economist who blogs about informal, constitutional norms in the international sex trafficking industry. And he can't like the gold standard.

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You gotta hire CBBB

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Me. I have a JD, but I took a lot of "law and economics"-type stuff because law is stupid and I just needed the JD as a signal.

Oh, also, I have a beard.

with the beard - you must be a shoe-in!

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Don't hire anyone. George Mason University is a public university. You're wasting taxpayer money.

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Not that I expect parasites doing anything to reduce parasitism.

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A bleg. What a great way to hire. Beats making calls and reading papers in a faculty meeting. One has to be optimistic about the direction of Economics; or at least GMU Economics.

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Pick me!

https://sites.google.com/site/lacroixbb/

Ultimate inside joke win.

I admit I don't get the inside joke. Would you explain it?

BB LaCroix isn't a real person, just a fake CV and website lurking around the econo-job sphere. It's a few months old. An excellent troll.

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Tino Sanandaji from U of Chicago would be a great pick.
http://super-economy.blogspot.com/
http://home.uchicago.edu/~tino/files/Download/CV.pdf

Yes, Tino!

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Nate Silver, or that kid that Scott Sumner's always raving about (Evan Soltas?)

I'm totally expecting Soltas to either utterly rock the profession, or end up at GMU.

There's no in-between for that kid.

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Nate Silver would command a salary just a wee bit beyond junior faculty
at GMU....:).

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This cannot be a serious post since nobody can be volunteered to bleg. Also I take it sense 2 of the word 'bleg' is being used below. RL
1. bleg 176 up, 14 down Whenever hot sweaty balls stick to the inside of your leg effectively becoming one body part. This usually requires peeling your ball bag from your leg. Its so freaking hot, I've got some serious bleg going on
2. bleg 51 up, 39 down
A noun or verb; an appeal for thoughts or more to readers of one's blog. A combination of blog + beg.
We are organizing ourselves in traditional methods; information comes from a central source perhaps in the form of a bleg, and people comment or respond privately or send up original material or what-have-you.

Nope, it's the first. Junior faculty at GMU have to earn their tenure the hard way.

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Posted on Oh, I can't stop laughing! That is one of the funsneit things I have seen in a looong time! It really IS kinda creepy except for the babies being so beautiful.I can't imagine either of my girls ever being content to lie under a giant roasted turkey. Wow.

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The obvious answer is Yglesias. It would be a big prestige bump and he could teach the economics of land use.

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It sounds like you could use some binders full of job market candidates.

paging Claudia

The Empire has binders full of Wookies.

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Michael Rizzo

Michael Rizzo is an absolutely amazing professor from the UR. I'm not sure exactly what the "junior level" entails or if he is currently in the job market looking for a junior level position, but I believe he is someone worth reaching out to.

His website can be found here: http://theunbrokenwindow.com/

How is it that economists say people either are or aren't on the job market?

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Only person I know personally that might be worthwhile to look at is Scott Duke Kominers. disclaimer: I'm not even sure he's in the job market.

Shameless self promotion detected.

Not self promotion. No way gmu could get kominers.

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Not self-promotion, I know him through his younger brother Paul.

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Luke Stein, Stanford: http://www.stanford.edu/~lstein/

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Daniel Kuehn.

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I second Tino Sanandaji. He's great!

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I'm available for work, and I would absolutely love to teach. http://bit.ly/Reum0y

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If you want a dissenting voice along some lines yet also a blogger, Noah Smith--if he hasn't burned the bridges to GMU as he has to other places.

He's already got a better job. Asst. Prof of Finance at SUNY Stony Brook

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Will you be at AEA? I'll interview if you can't find any qualified candidates.

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Tim Harford. It would have to be an undercover job, though.

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Why me of course :).

I'll have my peoples call your peoples. Will you guys be chatting with folks at AEA?

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Who cares what the peanut gallery thinks- who do the Koch brothers want?

Funny. But the money doesn't care until you've been vetted through excellent genes, great parenting elementary school, advanced placement, valedictorian, cum laud, ivy grad school, pre-tenure, post-tenure.

If only the money cared further up the chain.

The absolute garbage that comes out of right wing think tanks from ignorant hack journalists says otherwise.....

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Water economist David Zetland, who blogs at: http://www.aguanomics.com/

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Hire no one and raise Tyler Cowen's salary on the condition he travels more, and writes more deep thoughts.

Meanwhile outsource undergrad teaching to internet courses to save money and raise Tyler Cowen's salary even more.

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Hire a solid young thinker in development economics. It's obviously one one of the most popular topics among students right now and obviously something GMU should look to get into more given it's proximity to the AID industry in DC. Try and get Mercatus more USAID contracts. $$$$$

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In all seriousness - I commented above - but do have a teen where school despite academic ability does not seem the workable option. I'm actually with him - I would like flexibility with innovation with exam corrective - if you know what I mean...for mine, secondary (Australia) education will have to adapt - the kids already have and we are in effect limiting their creativity and intellectual engagement: they don't care.. eg my kid at "IT Technology" or whatever for an entire term is required to learn word processing! He already has You Tube channels with thousands, site views with multi-thousands, makes street videos skate and surf - and has academic ability - Australian Naplan top of the "league" is "10" - he's there - where to now?

I am very supportive and indeed grateful for those (like here) think outside of the norm. Cheers.

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The GMU economics department lacks energy, natural resource and environmental economics. Suggest looking for this expertise.

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Find an up and coming Paul Romer and hire him.The economics of knowledge and innovation is THE critical area....

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100 blog posts later, we conclude that the traditional approach to hiring junior faculty is not so bad after all.

Well, you are comparing the first try to something that has infrastructure and has been done for a century.

I think Bob Murphy should be teaching somewhere (actually he is, and I've learned as much from him as anyone, but I have to search him out, but I have no idea if he wants to or why he's not, or if he'd still be in the "junior" category.

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Seriously though, I do have a beard, and a lingering interest in academia. However, I want to see tenure eradicated and most universities significantly downsized or closed. Seems like a good fit.

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Since you are hiring for teaching you need to make sure that the guy/gal is a good teacher. You should ask the guy to show up on a Sunday night to show commitment and improvise a tutorial on whatever he damn pleases. If he has nothing to say or says it poorly don't hire him, if it's an inspired speaker who can react to your devious questions and explain things clearly, have him sign the contract. Bottom line don't hire for a teaching position someone based on his research record.

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I am on the market, and I sent a packet to GMU.

If you want a less self-promotional suggestion, Hays Golden (whose job market paper you've praised recently on this blog) seems like an interesting fit, but he might have some pretty competitive alternatives.

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Jason Collins!: http://www.jasoncollins.org/about/

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Matthew Yglesias!

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I would hire Firat Yaman (phd Economics University of Texas).He is an excellent teacher .
The degree doesn't matter much, nor does the teaching trackrecord actually.
What does matter, he's excellent at lunch conversations which is all that's necessary.

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