I posted the other day on the surprising number of flags in the streets of Germany. We’ve beenÂ in Paris for the past few daysÂ (I’m currently surfing off the Sorbonne’s wireless network), and the surprising thing here is that there’s not a French flag to be seen. If you weren’t watching the news, you’d never have known they just took silver in the World Cup.
Another interesting snippet – I had dinner with a coauthor last night, who’s visiting at the newly created “Ecole dâ€™Economie of Paris”. In many other European countries, the economics PhD programs have been taught in English for years. Now France is taking the plunge.