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Andrew Leigh named best Australian economist under 40

By johnboy - 12 July 2011 9

Prolific blogger and Member for Fraser Andrew Leigh is modestly letting us know that he’s been named the best Australian Economist under 40 by the Economic Society of Australia.

Congratulations to him!

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Andrew Leigh named best Australian economist under 40
caf 3:41 pm 20 Nov 11

Well, I’m prepared to buck the relentless tide of cynicism and offer my belated congratulations. Economics isn’t my field, but I’ve read a couple of Andrew’s published works and found them interesting.

John Moulis 2:30 pm 20 Nov 11

If he’s the best I’d hate to see the worst one.

Deref 2:13 pm 20 Nov 11

Isn’t that a bit like being awarded Best Australian Iridologist under 40, or Best Australian Naturapath under 40?

Thumper 12:15 pm 20 Nov 11

best Australian Economist under 40

Is that the most stupid award you’ve ever heard of?

dungfungus 12:05 pm 20 Nov 11

Definition of an economist according to the Urban Dictionary:
“one who, starting from a position of over-educated and under-informed logical supposition, commences making erroneous and devastating judgements about the functioning of the world, and then formally codifies their misunderstanding in dogmatic and arrogant absurdity”

Seems to fit the nominated person.

poetix 11:14 am 20 Nov 11

poetix said :

…. That’s why he’s moved on to idiotic street part invitations from the dreary world of economics.

‘idiotic street party’ that should read.
If you’re calling something idiotic, it pays to proof read.

poetix 10:54 am 20 Nov 11

Incidentally, I think he’s really hanging out for the Australasian Party Planners Association Medal of Distinction (aka The Gold Pinata). That’s why he’s moved on to idiotic street part invitations from the dreary world of economics.

Another oldish thread reborn; some people just can’t get enough Andrew Leigh, it seems.

merlin bodega 10:15 am 20 Nov 11

Ah yes, why be an economist when you can stuff up thousands of people lives when as an elected MP you can stuff up millions!

Jane Proxy 12:12 pm 12 Jul 11

That’s Best Australian Economist under 40 who is one of the 1400 members of the Society. It narrows the field a little.

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