One Less Blog to Answer: No More "Girl Economist"
Between deadlines and strange website blockages, I missed this yesterday. Via Steve Randy Waldman (whose “Interfludity” is blocked) and Mark Thoma (whose isn’t) comes Really Bad News:
To all Maxine Udall Girl Economist Readers: It is with great sadness that we bring you the news that Dr. Alison Snow Jones, aka Maxine Udall, Girl Economist, passed away suddenly on Monday, January 17, 2011. “What Price Microfinance” was her last post.
She was in her early- to mid-50s, estimating by her c.v..
Go read what you missed, and what we will all miss going forward. UPDATE: For instance, this post, which is both (1) the only valuable thing ever to be sourced to treating a David Brooks column as if it were rational and (2) a much more generous reflection on economics that the data currently appears to warrant (until you realise the math/model that will be required to reach the goal).
Two of my colleagues have had terrible tragedies in the past two weeks and then I hit this.
Life is very cruel some times.
here’s one of maxine’s high points…when krugman agreed with her criticism of one of his posts:
and maybe her best, from a year ago: http://www.maxineudall.com/2010/01/the-price-of-casinolike-finance-is-higher-than-we-think.html
I will certainly miss her writings.
This is really sad. I hope that another girl economist would soon get the same acknowledgement.