Friday, January 11, 2008

Conferences and Panels

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1 comment:

Ken Houghton said...

Thank you for the link to that summary of the discussion. I've been trying to work out a post on the Marcellus Andrews presentation—the prepared part of it is available as AEA paper 392, with Andrews listed as being associated with Barnard—and the reaction to it for a while. "Motivational speaker" is relatively complimentary, since it says more about economists than Andrews.

What's missing in the presentation is the personal perspective Andrews opened with: how he started with the III two weeks before Katrina, and was allowing into the selfsame Hilton six weeks later to see the "sh*t line" on the walls.