Monday, July 11, 2005

I conference in the wrong places 

I got no offers like the one Robert Lawson received in Las Vegas. I wonder if the price goes up for economists, who are notoriously the cheapest conventioneers. John Palmer is quoted on an economist joke page:
Back in the mid-1970s, I attended an ASSA/AEA convention in Dallas. During the third day of the convention, one of the bellhops at the convention hotel asked me who the people attending the convention were and what we did for a living.

"We're economists," I replied. "Why do you ask?"

"I don't know..... no women, no drugs, just booze, booze, booze."

And your problem is...?