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June 13, 2011

Proud Papa

Filed under: Commodities,Derivatives,Economics,Politics,Regulation — The Professor @ 10:33 am

My daughter Renee’s article, “Commodity Regulation After the Financial Crisis”, was just published in Economic Affairs.  Quite appropriately, the article immediately preceding hers is John Cochrane’s “How Did Paul Krugman Get It So Wrong?”  How much time do you have, John?  Actually, the Cochrane article is a very good read, and resonates with a lot that I wrote during the crisis and the debate over the stimulus.  But Renee’s article is a better read, of course!

Congratulations, R.  First of many!

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  1. Any ungated versions available?

    Comment by ThomasL — June 13, 2011 @ 11:50 am

  2. How did you do it? I have done everything countenanced under the Geneva Conventions to interest my kids in economics, but not a one of them has any interest in following in the old man’s footsteps. They all appear to want to be engineers or doctors. But then, perhaps this is evidence that all of the behavioral finance stuff about the failure of rationality is wrong? 🙂

    Congrats regardless.

    Comment by JLehman — June 13, 2011 @ 12:56 pm

  3. @JLehman–when I was sitting with Renee during orientation at Texas A&M 5 years ago, I about fell off my chair when she put down econ as her major choice. She had never expressed any interest before that. I’ve taken her to conferences over the last couple of years, and she really became interested in institutional econ. She’s thinking of pursuing her PhD in that area. I never pushed, but gave her some exposure–and she got pulled into the subject. My younger daughter on the other hand . . . no interest WHATSOEVER. Boring!

    Ironically, my wife’s maiden name is Lehman. Wonder if there’s a family connection. If anyone could figure that out, she could: she’s hardcore into genealogy.

    The ProfessorComment by The Professor — June 13, 2011 @ 3:12 pm

  4. Great. That makes two Pirrong’s smarter than me. But seriously, congrats. You dun good!

    Comment by Howard Roark — June 14, 2011 @ 12:37 pm

  5. Congratulations to your daughter and best wishes for graduate school and a great academic career! Indeed, the article is well written and persuasive.

    Comment by Jack — June 30, 2011 @ 6:03 am

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