Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Quote of the Day: If Economics Were a Hobby...

"Few [economists] intrinsically enjoy academic economics. Don't believe me? Ask yourself this: If economics were a hobby rather than a profession, how many leading economists would do conventional research in their spare time for free? If you can say "10%" with a straight face, let me know."

From Bryan's blog post yesterday: "Why Do So Many GMU Economists Blog?"
   

3 Comments:

At 2/16/2011 6:39 PM, Blogger Cyril Morong said...

I think we could say this about alot of fields. How many chemists would do research as a hobby?

 
At 2/16/2011 6:40 PM, Blogger Cyril Morong said...

Or any profession. Would doctors treat patients as a hobby?

 
At 2/16/2011 7:53 PM, Blogger Buddy R Pacifico said...

How many economists would blog everyday, with custom charts and narrative, then provide for comments?

 

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