Friday, January 08, 2010

Branded as Scholars: Faculty With Tattoos

From the Chronicle of Higher Education:

Given that he holds a named chair "for the study of capitalism" [BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism at George Mason University] it is perhaps not that surprising that Pete Leeson was a keen economist even as a teenager. When he was 17, he had supply-and-demand curves tattooed on his right biceps. "People think it's fun and that I'm an oddball for having it," says Mr. Leeson. "One of my favorite things about it is the chance it gives me to talk to total strangers about economics." That, he admits, might confirm his "dorkdom," but so be it.

Pete Leeson blogs at
Coordination Problem (formerly Austrian Economists).


At 1/08/2010 4:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Professor Mark Perry,

It seems that the whole world has heard of you now.

At 1/08/2010 4:55 PM, Anonymous Woodruff said...

I used to dream about economics, but was never so bold as to get a tattoo.

At 1/08/2010 6:15 PM, Anonymous gettingrational said...

Looks like a lot of elasticity and not much curve! HaHa

At 1/08/2010 9:05 PM, Anonymous Pingry said...

okay, so, I'm sure that my "dorkdom" rivals that of professor Leeson, and don't get me wrong, he can do as he pleases provided that it doesn't convey negative externalities to me, but seriously, this is lame as hell.

If anything, he should at least get some muscle tone if he plans to show his arms.


At 1/08/2010 10:17 PM, Anonymous Prompt said...

At least get an Edgeworth Box tattoo.

A Kolm Triangle would be even more impressive.

At 1/08/2010 11:09 PM, Anonymous Steve said...

That's super nerdy for sure. He must be a member of the engineering fraternity.


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