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13,000 Economists. 1 Question.

13,000 Economists. 1 Question.

13,000 Economists. 1 Question.

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Craig Huey/©2020 American Economic Association
American Economic Association
Craig Huey/©2020 American Economic Association

The American Economic Association's annual conference is the biggest meeting of economists in the United States. Everyone who's anyone in economics attends.

We decided to go and ask a bunch of different economists one simple question to try and better understand not only the economy, but life, and the world.

The question is: What's the most useful idea in economics?

Music: "Flute Samba" and "Club Soda."

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