In Chicago today on the 6th floor of the University of Chicago’s Gleacher Center, I had the pleasure of meeting Harold Pollack Â for the first time. Â He saw that I was speaker at a Booth School Real Estate conference and he was kind enough to find me and introduce himself. Â We had a nice talk. Â Â Whether the Internet is a substitute or a complement for face to face meetings is an old question. Â In this famous 1998 paper ,Â Glaeser, and Gasper argue that they are complements (i.e like peanut butter and jelly). Â Â I have now met three RBC bloggers. Â Michael O’Hare and I have had lunch in Berkeley. Â I always learn from Mark K on the 6th floor of the UCLA Public Policy building and now I have met Harold and hope to see him when I return to Hyde Park in early December. Â Â I’m going to Stanford a few times soon and now I’m wondering if I can track down Keith.
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