Monday, January 04, 2010

The economics tribe

This mock ethnography of Economists by Leijonhufvud is funny if a little dated.

http://unicast.org/enclosures/life-econ-crop.pdf

2 comments:

Martin Ryan said...

I remember this paper; it's very funny. Here's the section for Ph.D. students:

"The young Econ, or “grad” is not admitted to adulthood until he has made a “modl” exhibiting a degree of workmanship acceptable to the elders of the “dept” in which he serves his apprenticeship. Adulthood is conferred in an intricate ceremony the particulars of which vary from village to village."

Kevin Denny said...

Yes, young man,its all ahead of you.