Monday, July 12, 2010

Unintentional Slam

Tyler notes Federal Reserve PhD elitist Kartik Athreya's research on bankruptcy law (he's the guy who writes non-PhDs make econ debates less fruitful). Then, as the 'other side', suggests blogger and non-PhD Megan McArdle. Equivalence implied.

What makes this all so harsh is I'm sure it was unintended. Kind a like when a boss says of a valued employee on her retirement, that she was the 'best secretary he's ever had', when she thought she was an analyst.


Caveat Bettor said...

Tyler has cited McArdle on his blog almost a thousand times more than Athreya. Not sure I am a buyer (and I usually am).

Anonymous said...


I just ran across another paper that links status seeking behavior to asset prices. Thought you might be interested. HT:econjobrumors of all places.

Andy McKenzie said...

Eric, love your blog. But you are wrong here. Tyler is a smart dude, that was definitely intended.