Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Supposedly Summer Reading List

OK, most of you will be glued to TV watching the World Cup. Aco has been deriving some lemmas regarding optimal direction for penalty kick, taken from Levitt paper. I know, you may think we economists have funny way in seeing things, including football, but, sorry, just live with that, OK? You will get used to, as many of you already did.

In the meantime though, the Cafe is preparing to buy books for your summer perusal. Here is the list
1. Fault Lines, by Raghuram Rajan
2. The Company of Strangers: A Natural History of Economic Life, by Paul Seabright
3. The Upside of Irrationality, The Unexpected Benefit of Defying Logic at Work and at Home, by Dan Ariely
4. Zombie Anthology -- ask Ujang for detail
5. Primates and Philosophers: How Morality Evolves, by Frans de Waal

And, oh, I start to, -whaddayacallit?-, tweeting.


  1. Just attended a talk by Rajan a few days ago....a nice refreshing way of framing the issues,he has..

  2. DC-ers will get our chance to come to Rajan's talk next Monday morning. Which means we have to sacrifice North Korea vs Portugal

  3. Assuming that I can force myself to wake up at those ungodly hours, of course :-D

  4. Only grad students think 9am is ungodly.

  5. We did it in West Coast style, i.e. 3.30 pm! Ofcourse, the traffic comes after that!