Fourth annual (virtual) AEA5k 2022
Announcement abt the virtual 5k for economists and econ-ish runners
Three years ago, myself and Daniel Bergstresser (Brandeis) organized a 5k race at the ASSA meetings. We called it the 1st Annual EconTwitter 5k bc at that time, it was really something for the economists on Twitter (called #econtwitter).
The purpose of the AEA5k was really simple: wouldn’t it be nice if we just had a simple platform to bring economists and economist-ish people together to run for the sake of building a sense of community, networking, making friends, and running. After all, isn’t one of the best things about a 5k the morning of the race, the adrenaline, the hanging around seeing all these people doing the same thing of you, doing something competitive and yet not competitive with one another? It’s the community atmosphere that makes races so much for me.
I made shirts (my favorite part). As it’s a common meme in my circles that Stata has the worst graphics compared to R’s -ggplot-, I thought it would be funny to make a shirt that was the worst possible graphic I co…
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