Did you expect the rhymes for Burton Malkiel and Thomas Piketty…? Ha!
The Original Economics Song (c. 2005)
The Economics Song above is a remake of the Original Economics Song, created and performed with two graduate school classmates of mine at the Princeton Economics Department Holiday Skit Party in 2005. Here’s a picture:
Good thing we had back-up careers as economists
Wow, we look so young! So much aging over 10+ years, especially the other guys (not me, of course).
In digging up this picture, I also found a few fun pictures of economics cakes from the party that year (warning: Geek Alert!):
Do you see the equilibrium?
What was “x” for producing this cake?
Cakes that only economists could love
Lyrics and Sources
Lyrics are below and image sources are provided at this link.
The video was created with excellent assistance from junayedjion9 at Fiverr.
THE ECONOMICS SONG
Set to the tune of Adam Sandler’s “The Hanukkah Song”
Put on your bonnets, it’s time for economics
So much fun-ics, to study economics
Economics is where supply meets demand
It’s all held together, by the Invisible Hand
When you feel like the only kid in town, who has your PhD
Here’s a list of other economists, just like you and me…
Christopher Sims, solves the VAR
So do Raj Chetty, Alan Krueger, and David Card
Guess who eats together at the Cambridge Deli
Larry Katz, Amy Finkelstein, and Dan Ariely
We’ve got Christina Romer, and Stanford’s John Taylor
Let’s nudge them in your direction, with Richard Thaler
You may like economics or you may not be a huge fan,
But economists write for the New York Times, like Paul R Krugman
Stop reading your comics, study economics
It’s better than Hooked on Phonics, learn your economics
Who ya gonna call, when the yield curve goes wacky?
Maybe Janet Yellen, or Ben Bernanke
We’ve got Reinhart and Rogoff, add them to the roster
Or maybe you’re expecting better, with Emily Oster
Some people think, that they don’t understand Econ
Until they go undercover, or maybe get their freak on
If you want to learn, better bring your checkbook
Call N. Gregory Mankiw, and buy another textbook
You may think economics is on a bridge too rickety
Until you’ve read the work of Dr. Thomas Piketty
It takes no electronics, To learn economics
It’s cooler than Pentatonix, to study your economics
President Trump… not an economist
His economic policies are something you might wanna miss
We’ve got Yoram Bauman, making economic laughter
He can write jokes on a napkin, with Arthur Laffer
Get educated with Bryan Caplan, be a winner with Robert Frank
Or maybe we can call Hank Paulson, and save another bank
Go to lunch with Tyler Cowen, or take a walk with Burton Malkiel
Until someone explains, that they’re predictably irrational
You can sit on your armchair, or take a random walk
If you do your best, you can be a guest on EconTalk
So many economists are in the book biz
Stephen Dubner isn’t but I heard his co-author is…!
Tell your friend Danny Kahneman, that you love economists
The owner of the Seattle Supersonics, studied economics
So drink your gin and tonics, and smoke your economist chronic
You can do whatever you want-ics, but study, study, study your economics
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