It is hard to believe it has already been nearly a year since we have celebrated the work of New Zealand economists with a sexiest economist competition – and nearly two years since the competition kicked off. However, it has been a year, so we’re doing this all over again.
Last year we introduced a nominations round. Many people complained that their favourite economist wasn’t in the competition – which I’m guessing is a sign of regret that they didn’t get around to nominating them.
I want everyone to feel that they have had the chance to say “I think this economist does the sexiest economics, and is therefore my sexiest economist“. As a result, this year I want all of you to take nominations very seriously. On that note, here are the rules:
- The nomination must be for a public facing economist that is involved with New Zealand. This is defined in more detail here.
- You can nominate more than one economist – but I’m still not allowing you to rank economists in the nomination round.
- You get an extra 1/4 of a nomination point for the person if you send me an economicsy looking picture of the economist.
- You get a FULL extra nomination point for writing a paragraph describing why your economist produces sexy economics. I am very excited to see what people write.
Nominations will close at 5pm on Thursday the 12th of February (New Zealand time). Voting will commence at 8am Friday the 13th of February (again, NZT). This way you will be able to discuss who you are going to vote for with your partner during your Valentines Day dinner on Saturday.
You can nominate people in a number of ways:
- Comment with their name and organisation in this post.
- Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your nomination.
- Tweet us your nomination here.
- Comment on Facebook here.
- Comment on the relevant post on Linkedin.
- Doing something to this Google+ page – I still don’t know how this works.
Note: I’m going to reiterate here to keep it classy – the purpose of the competition is to celebrate economists work, not to attack economists. Let’s objectify the economics not the economists. I will come down hard on any lewd or insulting comments, with the fire of a thousand economists who are being told that economics isn’t a science – you have been warned.