My research whereabouts: after an inspiring matching workshop at Kellogg, Northwestern: “Matching: findings, flaws and future” (workshop schedule in PDF) a month and a half ago, I will attend another a priori very interesting conference on matching at the Milton Friedman Institute, University of Chicago, tomorrow and the day after tomorrow: “Matching and price theory” (conference schedule in PDF). → Read more
After a thought-provoking lecture yesterday by Daron Acemoglu on “Why Nations Fail” at Kellogg (if/when the previous link is replaced, you should be able to find the information on Acemoglu’s lecture here)*, I am soon off to Vancouver, attending/presenting at the 2011 Society of Labor Economists (SOLE) meeting. → Read more
- The most recent event under this heading is the Northwestern conference in the honor of Dale— with some very good and some not so good presentations…– featuring also some very (and some not so) entertaining speeches by former Mortensen students, co-authors, advisers etc, either at the dinner at the Northwestern Allen Center on Friday evening, or at the drinks & snacks session at Beverly and Dale’s splendid home (photo with Ija on their balcony) on Saturday evening.
See here the top 1-50. And I am proud to note that I have tried by now 4 places in the 2011 world top 12, namely:
- Noma (1): been there twice already, see here impressions (and some pictures) from the first time, the second was a lunch in October last year– still have to get hold of those pictures online somewhere.
…and some of us were worried about Portugal…
→ Read moreAt midnight, if the President and Congress have not reached an agreement on funding measures, the U.S. government will shutdown, referred to as a funding gap, until an agreement is reached to either extend a temporary funding measure or a final budget deal is made.
We ventured out to the Polish neighborhood yesterday. Nothing as compared to Chicago, but nonetheless good sausages. But after five minutes we went to the wrong direction, and ended up in a derelict, post-industrial nightmare instead of lively Polish ladies selling imported toilet paper.
-Daniel, venturesome lover of all things Polish- → Read more
Will it beat the legendary 1967 one? My Lakeview Lake Shore apartment windows are shaking, but so far holding up (they’d better: in Chicago terms, I am paying a fortune for this place). Yes, somehow I made it home; Evanston likely cut off from Chicago for the next couple of days, Northwestern closed for the time being. → Read more
I believe it is the first time since I know it– though it might well be first time ever–that Wine Spectator’s top 10 is dominated by New World wines. The winner is Saxum, James Berry Vineyard Paso Robles 2007, “[a]n amazing wine, dense, rich and layered, offering a mix of power and finesse, with concentrated dark berry fruit, mineral, sage, herb and cedar notes that are pure, intense, focused and persistent. → Read more