On Tuesday, my home institution put on a day-long festsprach, or festpotenzpunkt, for Tom Schelling, rounding up a really impressive collection of heavy hitters in economics and related fields (three Nobel Prize winners sprinkled in) to talk about what they’ve been able to see by standing on Schelling’s shoulders. Among them was RBC’s own Mark Kleiman, following all these stellar acts. He gave a talk that completely blew away the opening acts, in both style and substance (mainly this stuff).
We have a firm policy at the RBC of not plugging each other, but one of the things I learned from Mark’s work in this area is that enforcement is always imperfect and violations often have a positive expected payoff. Anyway, he can go blush privately someplace and get over it.