Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Economists Do It With Models

I know you've all been just dying for an Economics Challenge 2007 update, so I guess I'll take some pity on you and try my hand at slaking your seemingly unquenchable thirst for Econ Challenge gossip tidbits. The Brainerd squad, composed of Tirth Patel, Chris Dens, Garret Wedan, and yours truly (the best of the best, in other words), placed, brace yourselves, FIRST IN THE WHOLE DAMN STATE in the online preliminary round.

Now I get to look forward to an action packed April 17th car ride to the cities and back with Dens, Tirth, Garret, and one Mr. Christian Barnett. We'll drive back directly to Craguns just in time to attend the State KB banquet thing. I will obtain two nerdy t-shirts, for free, within about 8 hours of each other. Truly, it will be a banner day.

I've been thinking that we should come up with a sweet economics-themed team name. I really don't have enough econ experience to come up with something sufficiently badass: The Multiplier Effect? The Supply Siders? Adam and the Smiths? The Invisible Hand?

We'll have to work on that. At least we have a theme song. And a few jokes to tell.

From that site:

TOP TEN ECONOMIST VALENTINES

10. YOU RAISE MY INTEREST RATE THIRTY BASIS POINTS WITHOUT A CORRESPONDING DROPOFF IN CONSUMER ENTHUSIASM
9. DESPITE A DECADE OF INFLATION, I STILL DIG YOUR SUPPLY CURVE
8. WHAT DO YOU SAY WE REMEASURE OUR CROSS-ELASTICITY
7. YOU BRING THE BUTTER, I'LL BRING THE GUN
6. LET'S RAISE HOUSING STARTS TOGETHER
5. FURTHER STIMULUS COULD RESULT IN UNCONTROLLED EXPANSION
4. TELL ME WHETHER MY EXPECTATIONS ARE RATIONAL
3. LET'S ASSUME A RITZY HOTEL ROOM AND A BOTTLE OF DOM
2. YOU STOKE THE ANIMAL SPIRITS OF MY MARKET
1. A LOAF OF BREAD, A JUG OF WINE, AND THOU BESIDE ME WATCHING RUKEYSER

For some reason, these remind me of Pelkey. Can anyone explain #1 to me?

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7 Comments:

At 11:01 PM, March 28, 2007, Blogger CoachDub said...

For your team name, how about The Wealthiest One Percent? or The Trickle-Downs?

 
At 12:46 AM, March 29, 2007, Blogger Pammy said...

this is the remix to ignition hot and fresh out the kitchen

 
At 1:10 AM, March 29, 2007, Blogger Houley said...

The Stags of Flation.

YOU BRING THE BUTTER, I'LL BRING THE GUN

 
At 11:22 AM, March 29, 2007, Blogger Tay said...

ok, the stags of flation isn't bad, but i seriously can't decide between the invisible hand and the multiplier effect. they both are winners.

 
At 12:33 PM, March 29, 2007, Blogger Tom said...

unbelievable. well, great minds... i was seriously going to suggest the trickle downs...

i guess ill have to come up with some others...

"spitting game theory in our white tees"
nah, thats lame...
ahhhhh ive got a good one!

"Mankiw very much"

eh? eh?

 
At 12:35 PM, March 29, 2007, Blogger Tom said...

"commuNOTs"

 
At 7:42 PM, March 29, 2007, Blogger constant_k said...

"Mankiw very much"

--Oooooh shit son.

But it might be too awesome. Maybe it could be our motto. I'm thinking The Multiplier Effect for a team name.

Also, any one of these would be a solid KB team/intramural basketball squad/prison gang name.

 

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