Some Intellectual Excitement at UCLA
Tomorrow will be an exciting day at UCLA Econ. Leah Boustan and Dora Costa have organized an impressive economic history conference that will bring Ed Glaeser, Dave Donaldson, and Jean-Laurent Rosenthal to campus. UCLA's own Chris Dipple will also present. Now that I have retired from active research, I can sit and listen and think about what these scholars are up to. I plant to light a pipe and put on my Sherlock Holmes hat and sit there and think about what is being said. On Saturday, I will go to USC to participate in an urban economics conference. At USC, I will bring my pipe and my Sherlock Holmes hat and I will sit and listen and think. A new stage of my career has started and I will try to be the "wise man" and say less and simply look wise.