American Economics Association Humorist Cites Former Dean Hal Varian

From The Rundown blog, from the PBS NewsHour

The Economics of Spam and What's So Funny About Monetary Policy?

By Paul Solman

In the third extract from this year's American Economic Association (AEA) Humor Session, let's hear it for Justin Rao of Microsoft Research, who talks about "The Economics of Spam." Note that the several mentions of "Varian" refer to Hal Varian, emeritus professor at [the School of Information at] the University of California, Berkeley, now chief economist at Google which is, of course, one of Microsoft's arch rivals.

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