ABC Radio: “ANU Professor […] has urged the government to act decisively on West Papua”
Murph: “How many bloody professors have they got at that place?”
Tony: “I’ll tell you where we need a violent crackdown…”
~ “A Time for Talk”, The Hollowmen
I couldn’t help thinking of these lines when I found out recently that I’d been put up to professor (thanks to J.O. for reminding me of the exact quote).
I’m not sure, but it’s possible that this makes me the youngest economics prof in Australia (I’m 36). However, as Joshua Gans has noted, each of us get to be the world’s youngest person, so even if I hold the title at present, it won’t be for long…