Saturday, October 24, 2015

"On The Unintended Consequences Of Animal Spirits, Literally…"

It appears Jodi Beggs is blogging again.
From Economists Do It With Models:

So George Akerlof and Robert Shiller have a new book out:

Bob Shiller: So should I make this out to Jodi?

Me: No, actually, could you make it out to Raja?

Shiller: Sure…who’s Raja?

Me: She’s my cat.

Shiller: Ok…wait, what?

Me: Well, you talked about tasting your cat’s food in your book, and it’s spurred a number of discussions in my household regarding Raja’s revealed preferences. Also, that whole Animal Spirits thing of yours, you know?

Shiller: You realize I won a Nobel Prize, right?
— just kidding, that didn’t happen, though it probably should have —
Shiller: *looks marginally resigned, signs book*...

The last time she talked books was in June's "New Books, Behavioral Econ, And A Reality Show Pitch…"