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A couple of things EP didn't see at the Meetings

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The annual meetings of the American Economic Association convention unfolded over the weekend, on Zoom.  In Boston, where AEA members had hoped to meet in person, it snowed. After I shoveled (and read the news from Kazakhstan), I went through the motions, watching half a dozen sessions over two days, all of them interesting, none of them possessing the elusive quality of newsworthiness, at least where Economic Principals is concerned, given  the rest of the work at hand. So EP turned instead to two more deliverable items of interest:  the Kenneth J. Arrow Lecture at Columbia University, which David Kreps, of Stanford University’s Graduate School of