20 Oct 2011

Continuing the Murphy NYU Tradition

Humor 7 Comments

If I do say so myself, I was good at making jokes while we studied really geeky economics stuff at the doctoral program in NYU. I am glad to see two people following in my illustrious footsteps, though upon closer inspection I see they are PhDs and not students (HT2 MR, and I only watched the first five minutes of this):

P.S. Sargent came to NYU while I was still there, but I was no longer taking regular classes and I regret to say that I don’t think I ever sat in on any of his lectures. I seem to think (in my defense) that he didn’t like people just doing that to see the superstar, but maybe I’m inventing that memory in retrospect. I also didn’t visit the Empire State Building or Statue of Liberty in my 5 years at NYU.

7 Responses to “Continuing the Murphy NYU Tradition”

  1. Gene Callahan says:

    But you did manage to give me a tour of the roof of the econ building.

    • Bob Murphy says:

      That sounds funny, not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  2. P.S.H. says:

    “Travesty” is not an adjective. F.

    • Bob Murphy says:

      Yeah I caught that too. Economists, what can I say?

  3. von Pepe says:

    I am 99% sure you went to a talk by him on spectral analysis. It may have been when he just visited and had not yet moved tot NYU, but I do remember you attending a lecture by Sargent.

  4. TGGP says:

    He had me at “Hello world”.

  5. Giovanni P says:

    I really don’t like any of these tourist spots.