Thursday, March 18, 2010

Undergrad Student The Cafe Would Love to See More

I used to think that going to Juilliard and studying whatever there is always more fun than taking economics. Thus it came as a bit surprise that taking economics, after all, is more interesting than studying violin, even at Juilliard, at least for A.K Barnett-Hart.

And more importantly, her excellent undergrad thesis on Collateralized Debt Obligation (CDO) is indeed worth perusal (see the link on that WSJ piece)

The Cafe would like to see more undergrad students like her, not those who love to throw stones at KFC or fight against the police. In fact, the Manager is thinking to give free coffee to students who produce an A+ thesis.

(HT: Greg Mankiw)


  1. that's why more of new PhDs should go back to Indonesia and train those undergrads :D

    she wouldn't be able to do the thesis w/o good mentors

  2. agree, Rob. And most PhDs I knew indeed get back to university, or maintain their link to the university and academic world in one way or another.