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My self-summary
I once beat Larry Summers in ping-pong in order to avenge women everywhere. Most of my time is spent going out to eat, doing crossfit, playing ping-pong, squash, tennis, reading, and traveling. My favorite Pope is Pope Hilarius (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Hilarius), and I think Ernie is totally right about the moon: http://bit.ly/rsVfG.

I like this graduation speech: http://bit.ly/uHdo1, I felt the Guinness Book of World Records showed poor judgment when it featured the world's most litigious man without considering the consequences (http://bit.ly/DrztV), and I like ending sentences with links to supporting evidence (http://bit.ly/cS5YEO).

I find brains and fitness/athleticism very attractive (tastes which would make for exhaustion and disappointment if I were a zombie). Make-up is a turn-off, not for any particular reason, just a physical taste. I'm a little too likely to trip over my untied shoes to call myself athletic, but I'm in shape and do crossfit or play something almost every day.
What I’m doing with my life
I am an economics and business professor at Yale.
I’m really good at
Connect 4.
The first things people usually notice about me
I talk fast and like to analyze things.

On an unrelated note, I hope my obituary is this exciting:
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Currently reading: No Country for Old Men, Moral Minds, Predictably Irrational.

Recently finished: On Chesil Beach, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. The Fly Swatter (a biography of the economic historian Alexander Gerschenkron - he used to challenge his Grandson to read passages from history books in under 2 minutes, yell out time splits as he was reading, and then quiz him on the contents - his grandson wrote the biography), Foucault's Pendulum, Slaughterhouse Five.

Some books I like (these were my favorite books when I was a senior in high school and since then I haven't bothered to reconsider what my favorite books might be now):
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Foundation trilogy, Dune, Ender's Game, How The Mind Works, and Up Your Score: The Underground Guide to the SATs (2003-2004 edition).

TV Shows:
My favorite TV shows are The Wire, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Friday Night Lights, Game of Thrones, The Sopranos, Six Feet Under (especially the final episode), Arrested Development, Curb Your Enthusiasm, the Daily Show and Colbert Report, and the first three seasons of The Office (and if this were 10 years ago Seinfeld and The Simpsons).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I've been thinking recently about optimal nutrition (i.e. determining what people would eat if they were fully informed about the content of foods and the health consequences of dietary habits), evaluating whether individual doctors test too much by looking at the proportion of negative tests, and whether it would be a good idea to have perfect enforcement of all speeding laws by having cars send a signal to the police if they exceed the speed limit. More generally, I work on developing ways to quantify the welfare cost of "mistakes" (choosing the wrong health care plan, dropping out of school too early, not saving enough, buying the wrong dishwasher) and how we can design institutions that prevent people from making mistakes while still giving them choices when having choice is valuable.
On a typical Friday night I am
Going out to dinner, then going to see a movie or playing some game with friends. Occasionally going out with friends to a bar or pacing back and forth in my room trying to come up with research ideas.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've learned from past relationships that if you don't find yourself spending a lot of time thinking about how to make the other person happy, you should find someone else. The TV show Friday Night Lights - which no one watches but more people should watch - occasionally moves me to tears.
You should message me if
If we meet in person I can tell you about my plan to change the world.

I used to have a pretty neat math problem here and the time series evidence suggested that it: a) increased unsolicited messages and b) had no effect on response probability for messages I sent. But time series evidence can be misleading and I'm happy to chat even if you have no inclination to do a math problem.
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