Romance: existence proof and or tips

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Economists in Love

Looking for a last-minute gift for that special someone (or would-be someone) in your life? Well, Pilgrim, it’s your lucky day. Spousonomics — “using economics to master love, marriage, and the dirty dishes” —  has hit the shelves, and with it a barrage of Valentine’s-related articles accompanying its release. Wow, check out this saucy Bloomberg headline.  Or this WSJ graphic.

Yes, it’s true, economists often find themselves partnered up, and not just at consulting firms (Who can forget this classic quote?).  And, what better way to get past the “animal spirits” stage of the relationship than this handy guide?  Check it out if you need to get that special someone up to speed on benefit-cost analysis, why sunk costs are sunk, and the wonders of marginal analysis.

You might also pick up a box of chocolates just in case.

Happy Valentine’s from The I & E Reading Group

Early in life I had three ambitions. I wanted to be the greatest economist in the world, the greatest horseman in Austria, and the best lover in Vienna. Well, I never became the greatest horseman in Austria.

That, of course, is from Joseph Schumpeter, the subject of the first book in the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Reading Group.

If you are interested in reading with us, let Professor Gerard know. You can usually catch him around the office, or at the Economics Tea, Mondays at 4 p.m. somewhere on Briggs 2nd.

We will begin blogging about the book this week and plan to meet and discuss it at the Bjorklunden weekend and in early March.

Watch this space.