Day 81: What To Do When You’re A Non-Economist At An Econ Conference

First: Ask your econ PhD colleague for some basic buzzwords and sentences.

Second: Let her do most of the talking.

Third: Bombard people with your bizarre work history so that they would rather talk about funeral homes and reservations than economics.

It seemed to work out okay for me. I fooled everyone (except one guy, but that’s because I told him I wasn’t an economist). I think I even fooled our co-founder, Alex. Time will tell. If I’m doing good work, it shouldn’t matter. Right?


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