View Full Version : Economist Jokes

08-30-2009, 06:28 PM
I attempted to play Aimee's thread of kill the punchline but it was beyond me. I did have a good time reading jokes.

I particularly loved the following from the Economist Joke site. (http://netec.mcc.ac.uk/JokEc.html)

A mathematician, an accountant and an economist apply for the same job.

The interviewer calls in the mathematician and asks "What do two plus two equal?" The mathematician replies "Four." The interviewer asks "Four, exactly?" The mathematician looks at the interviewer incredulously and says "Yes, four, exactly."

Then the interviewer calls in the accountant and asks the same question "What do two plus two equal?" The accountant says "On average, four - give or take ten percent, but on average, four."

Then the interviewer calls in the economist and poses the same question "What do two plus two equal?" The economist gets up, locks the door, closes the shade, sits down next to the interviewer and says "What do you want it to equal?"


Heard at the Wharton School.

Man walking along a road in the countryside comes across a shepherd and a huge flock of sheep. Tells the shepherd, "I will bet you $100 against one of your sheep that I can tell you the exact number in this flock." The shepherd thinks it over; it's a big flock so he takes the bet. "973," says the man. The shepherd is astonished, because that is exactly right. Says "OK, I'm a man of my word, take an animal." Man picks one up and begins to walk away.

"Wait," cries the shepherd, "Let me have a chance to get even. Double or nothing that I can guess your exact occupation." Man says sure. "You are an economist for a government think tank," says the shepherd. "Amazing!" responds the man, "You are exactly right! But tell me, how did you deduce that?"

"Well," says the shepherd, "put down my dog and I will tell you."


An economist is a trained professional paid to guess wrong about the economy. An econometrician is a trained professional paid to use computers to guess wrong about the economy.

Morgan Genna
08-30-2009, 09:52 PM
Once, there was an economist who was really good at analyzing and predicting and all of that. She wanted to go on an expensive vacation but could not afford to. So, she used her life savings to buy thousands of lottery tickets. But, none of the tickets won.

08-31-2009, 12:07 AM
ohh you are good

Morgan Genna
08-31-2009, 12:53 AM
ohh you are good

Aimee is controlling my mind with a Scientology machine she stole from an interview. So, credit her.