Sunday, January 05, 2014
EconoTrolls of Academia
At the American Economic Association meeting this week, I was asked to do part of the humor session, run by Yoram Bauman ("the world's first stand-up economist"). The theme was supposed to be a riff on my EconoTrolls blog post from last year. Figuring that an audience of academics wouldn't know an Austrian from a Post-Keynesian, I made an all new bestiary of EconoTrolls, focusing on academia. Unfortunately, never having done comedy before, I made the mistake of putting the slides in "blog post" form (i.e., presenting everything on the screen at once), instead of in "punch line" form as I now realize I should have. Nevertheless, I think people were somewhat entertained.
Anyway, here are the slides from the session (minus some slides at the end that are only funny if shown in rapid succession). I'll also upload the video as soon as Yoram posts it.