Thursday, December 21, 2006

Why we stick to radio 

Two rather esteemed economics professors made a video for the departmental website to welcome new PhD students to the program. The video is, well, God-awful. Inside Higher Ed reports that two spoofs of the video were shown at a "department holiday skit party" have fared much better. Anything linking Marvin Gaye to economics will be funny to most, but I laughed harder at the second one when a very large mathematical expression is read off in perfect deadpan and declared to be "clearly positive." It would be a personal thing for us who took micro theory at Claremont in the 70s.