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  Economist Jokes
Economist related joke: Definition: Policy Analyst is someone unethical enough to be a lawyer, impractical enough to be a theologian, and pedantic enough to be an economist.
A mathematical economist came sailing by on an ice boat, and pulled to the shore beside the surf-fishing economist to scoff.
One economist to make a model, one to run the regression, one to test the hypothesis, one to interpret the results, one to conclude how to screw it on, one grad student to screw it on, and five economists trying to fight off the dinosaurs trying to eat them.
netec.wustl.edu /JokEc.html   (12337 words)

Economists study data and statistics in order to spot trends in economic activity, economic confidence levels, and consumer attitudes.
While economists were previously relegated to the academic and government communities, they are now finding employment in significant numbers throughout the private sector.
International economists may spend as much as 30 percent of their time traveling and 40 percent of the time on the phone researching current trends in foreign economic systems (for this subgroup, language skills are important).
www.princetonreview.com /cte/profiles/dayInLife.asp?careerID=56   (612 words)

Economists in consulting firms also perform much of the macroeconomic analysis and forecasting that is conducted in the United States.
Economists who work for government agencies also assess economic conditions in the United States or abroad in order to estimate the economic effects of specific changes in legislation or public policy.
Economists who are skilled in quantitative techniques and their application to economic modeling and forecasting, and who also have good communications skills, should have the best job opportunities.
www.bls.gov /oco/ocos055.htm   (2269 words)

Economists study topics such as prices, jobs, taxes, interest rates, and the stock market.
Economists often help them to figure out what to sell and at what price.
More economists will be needed in businesses to do research.
www.bls.gov /k12/social01.htm   (303 words)

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 Economist Jokes
The mathematician's child and the economist's child were in the third grade together, and the teacher asked, "If one man with one shovel can dig a ditch in ten days, how long would it take ten men with ten shovels to dig the same ditch?" Both children raised their hands.
The economists thought this would be a novel experience (none had ever been at a trial before, except as a defendent or an expert witness) and followed the judge into the courtroom.
It is unlawful to chase, herd, or harvest economists from limousines, Mercedes Benz's, the Metro, or Porsches.
netec.mcc.ac.uk /JokEc.html   (12337 words)

 Economist's View
Some economists started exploring how political forces affected the choice of policies, paying special attention to distributive conflicts and political institutions, which are absent in representative agent models.
On one level, this is very frustrating: We economists believe that people are smart enough to understand their situation and capable enough to pursue their own interests.
In this case, what is bad for economists is good for the world economy: We may be facing a mere episode of financial distress in the US rather than sky-high long-term interest rates and a depression.
economistsview.typepad.com   (11845 words)

 Real Estate News and Tips for Buyers, Sellers & Investors - Inman News
Economists, including Duncan, expect mortgage interest rates to continue to rise from historic lows this year.
Many housing economists agree that the market will slow this year, but that a bursting bubble is not likely.
David Seiders, chief economist for the National Association of Home Builders, at a conference last week said he expects new-home sales to drop 12 percent this year compared with a record 1.28 million units in 2005.
www.inman.com /inmannews.aspx?ID=51294   (1366 words)

The Economist Intelligence Unit provides a constant flow of analysis and forecasts on more than 200 countries and eight key industries.
The Economist Intelligence Unit's weekly Global Business Portfolio newsletter provides you with access to up to the minute intelligence and analysis on key issues around the world.
Our latest global forecast—In an interview recorded on October 31st 2007, the Economist Intelligence Unit's Editorial Director and Chief Economist, Robin Bew, discusses the increasing drift towards protectionism in the United States and how it will affect investment inflows from overseas.
www.eiu.com   (221 words)

 New Economist
I had always assumed that the New Economist was a fairly readable weblog.
Alex and Tyler at Marginal Revolution, Mark Thoma, Brad DeLong, Brad Setser, Andrew Leigh, Dean Baker, Angry Bear, Newmark's Door, Tim Harford's FT blog and Megan McArdle's blog at The Atlantic were all assessed as having a high school reading level, while William Polley's blog was at junior high school readability.
It's not quite The Beano Annual, but you know that Xmas is approaching when the Economist's annual glossy hits the newstands.
neweconomist.blogs.com /new_economist   (4308 words)

 According To The Economist, NASA Is An Industrial Subsidy In Disguise vs. Oooh, Look At Me, I Read The Economist! | The ...
According To The Economist, NASA Is An Industrial Subsidy In Disguise
I grew up with the romantic notion that NASA is not merely a government agency, but an organization dedicated to bravely propelling the human race forward into a glorious future of scientific advancement and discovery.
According to this piece, which ran, I believe, in the April 9 issue, NASA exists largely to provide an economic boost to the American aerospace industry, particularly Boeing.
www.theonion.com /content/node/34138   (748 words)

 The Sports Economist
Sports economists agree: sports stadiums are not the boon of economic development that they are often portrayed to be and, thankfully, public money has not been as easy to come by in many instances.
If anyone who regularly reads The Sports Economist is interested in NAASE or the JSE, you can learn more about both the association and the journal at the association website.
The reason for this post is to inform the readers of The Sports Economist blog that it is possible to join the association and get a very good deal on the journal.
www.thesportseconomist.com   (3977 words)

 Economist Group
The Economist Group is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs.
We deliver our information through a range of formats, from newspaper and magazines to conferences and electronic services.
The Economist Newspaper Limited Registered in England and Wales.
www.economistgroup.com   (78 words)

 Which MBA
Chicago tops the Economist Intelligence Unit's latest ranking of full-time MBA programmes.
For all that a top-notch faculty and a hefty post graduation salary are important, it is a brilliant careers office that sets the best schools apart.
Our audio interviews from the 2007 Economist MBA Fair offer insight into the globalisation of business education and the growing influence of corporate social responsibility
mba.eiu.com   (142 words)

 The Namibia Economist
Guided only by their own ingenuity, the men managed to cover a distance of just over a thousand kilometres in about 36 hours.
The Managing Director of Nedbank Namibia, Bill Turton, has unexpectedly left his post, the Namibia Economist established this week.
The Tender Board is being hauled before the courts for awarding a government construction tender to a Chinese company that, allegedly, does not comply with the Affirmative Action Act.
www.economist.com.na   (112 words)

A discussion with Tom Standage, Business Editor of The Economist
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You can now listen to the whole of The Economist each week
www.economist.com   (538 words)

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