Re: [asa] The ASA and the Soft Sciences

From: David Opderbeck <>
Date: Sat Jan 03 2009 - 16:08:29 EST

The Association of Christian Economists is a good organization and their
journal is very good.

David W. Opderbeck
Associate Professor of Law
Seton Hall University Law School
Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology

On Thu, Jan 1, 2009 at 12:45 PM, Preston Garrison <>wrote:

> The Washington Post just did a massive three-part series on what happened
>> with AIG. I found it very fascinating. Since this is off topic please direct
>> all comments off list. The issue of economics does bring to mind a comment
>> Randy made in the Jan/Feb newsletter:
>> We have few economists in the ASA, and we have no particular expertise or
>>> mission to critique economic policy.
>> What are we doing to attract people in the so-called "soft sciences" into
>> the ASA? Many areas of interest of the ASA does intersect economics and
>> sociology and in my opinion we should do better here.
>> Rich Blinne
>> Member ASA
> There is an Association of Christian Economists and a UK Association of Christian Economists. They don't seem to have a
> discussion list or blog, but perhaps I haven't looked hard enough. Perhaps
> Randy should discuss some sort of affiliation with them? (Sorry, Randy - one
> more thing for you to do.)
> (Reminds me of one of those humorous fake commercials that Garrison Keillor
> once did on Praire Home Companion for the "American Federation of
> Asssociations.")
> Preston G.
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