PhD advisee and now Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin Whitewater, Matt Winden, sent me this picture from his explorations at the Southern Economics Association Meetings (in New Orleans) book displays.
A few observations (in case you can't quite see if from the high quality cameraphone picture Matt sent--Matt, clean the lens every once in a while would you?--that's my book with Ted McConnell on teh Econometrics of Nonmarket valuation):
- Matt was wandering around the book displays at the SEA Meetings. Interpretation: Matt couldn't find anyone to talk to so he wandered aimlessly through the book displays trying to look like he was interested. Matt, you did know that Bourbon Street was only a hop, skip and drunken jump away from the hotel, right? Step outside...there's a world to be explored.
- The book was originally published in 2002. I find it interesting that it is still prominantly displayed at the Elgar display. Someone should really nominate this for some publication of enduring quality awards, right? Anyone? Bueller?
- I really don't care about awards (but would still accept if nominated), the fact that it is so prominantly displayed is proof that the market has judged the book of high quality. No, really.
- We should really think about getting to work on that second edition. We have said that for the last 5 years.
- Thanks Matt for taking your own copy of the book (which I made you buy) and putting it up front on the display like I asked.