Sep 14 2007

Our Wiki is spotted by one of my favorite Econ professors!

Published by at 10:21 am under AP Economics,Environment

Environmental Economics: Someone’s been drinking a little too much of the Kool-Aid

Professor Tim Haab of Ohio State University and author at Environmental Economics Blog made a post the other day titled “Someone’s been drinking a little too much of the Kool-Aid”. Apparently he thinks that what high school students in Shanghai drink for fun (do you?) because he was talking about us. Yes, here’s Professor Haab’s words:

AP Economics students at the Shanghai American School are pointed to the Blogs of America’s Leading Economists.  The only reason I’m pointing this out is because we are listed before Greg Mankiw, Marginal Revolution and Freakonomics…cool. Click the thumbnail for proof–in case they decide to change the order once they realize their obvious oversight.”Screen_3

Apparently the fine professor is flattered yet confused about the fact that on our Wiki’s student resource page, I have listed his blog ahead of that of Havard’s Professor Makiw and Steven Levitt of “Freakonomics” fame. This is no oversight, Professor Haab. Perhaps his preferred position is based on my own interest in environmental economics and the fact that his blog serves a very important role in raising awareness of the environmental implications of our rapidly growing global economy.

He shouldn’t be flattered, just aware that his words are being read and appreciated by young economists like yourselves, as is evidenced by the several posts on our own blog linking to Dr. Haab’s articles on the Environmental Economics blog.

Anyway, just as he’s flattered at his own position on our Resource Page, I’m equally flattered that he somehow found our wiki and commented on it on his own widely read blog! Thanks for the plug Professor Haab!

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About the author:  Jason Welker teaches International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement Economics at Zurich International School in Switzerland. In addition to publishing various online resources for economics students and teachers, Jason developed the online version of the Economics course for the IB and is has authored two Economics textbooks: Pearson Baccalaureate’s Economics for the IB Diploma and REA’s AP Macroeconomics Crash Course. Jason is a native of the Pacific Northwest of the United States, and is a passionate adventurer, who considers himself a skier / mountain biker who teaches Economics in his free time. He and his wife keep a ski chalet in the mountains of Northern Idaho, which now that they live in the Swiss Alps gets far too little use. Read more posts by this author

5 responses so far

5 Responses to “Our Wiki is spotted by one of my favorite Econ professors!”

  1. optional.xuon 16 Sep 2007 at 9:13 pm

    You know… when I read this post, Mr. Welker. I was thinking, COOL! Someone famous knows of our site. Then I thought, wait a second, this is Mr. Welker's site. Then I connected the dots… holy smokes! Mr. Welker is praising himself in the post!

    Haha. Props Mr. Welker. All your hard work on this site has earned you some recognition.

    This post doesn't have much to do with econ in case you haven't noticed.

    Just Kidding.

  2. welkerjasonon 16 Sep 2007 at 9:33 pm

    Yes, maybe this post is a little vain, but it's not praising me, because the wiki is not MINE, the wiki is OURS, or more specifically, YOURS, since it's the 112 econ students who are registered contributors who do 99% of the work! Now if I can only get Professors Levitt and Mankiw to comment on their blogs about our wiki, then I'll know our class has made it to the big leagues!

  3. Christina Huon 17 Sep 2007 at 9:07 pm

    Haha, we HAVE made it to the big leagues.. number 47.. out of 536,700. Not bad at all.

    P.S. Does this post count as a blog comment?

    Just kidding! I'll comment on more econ-related topics.

  4. Jack Loon 20 Sep 2007 at 10:55 pm

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAA. I didn't know we were so famous. But this site deserved it. Mr.Welker you work really hard on this site and think we should all give ourselves a pat on our backs. Especially Mr.Welker 🙂 YAY

  5. Howard Linon 27 Sep 2007 at 8:41 am

    ahaha…it's so cool that we have professors talking about us over other blogs. lol…jack. stop sucking up…