Thursday, August 21, 2008

What to say in (economics) conferences

George Stigler, via Justin Wolfers, via Paul Krugman. The Krugman post is here.

This reminded me of an old email with a discussion on how to interpret scientific phrases.
For instance:
"This research has left many questions unanswered." - I didn't find anything of significance.
"It is hoped that this study will stimulate further investigation in this field" - I quit.
The full list is here.
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