Before I can experience Spring Break 2014, I will be heading off to Charleston, SC for the Public Choice Society annual meetings. I return to NoVA on Sunday and will being Spring Break -- hopefully all the snow will melt while I am in SC. I have a backlog of writing assignments and readings associated with those that must be completed during this time. But I also plan to do some reading about the economics profession during my trip and on the break.
First, I recently picked up Secrets of Economic Editors to read about the various trials and tribulations of some of the top journal editors in our discipline.
Second, I just ordered via Amazon Getting a PhD in Economics -- it is supposedly a witty and honest look at the entire process from admission to getting a quality job written under a pseudonym to hide the identity of the academic economist who wrote it. I am not in general a fan of pseudonymous publishing, but I will read this quickly to see what folks are thinking. Of course, we already have a decent basically common-sensical guide in short form that is pretty recent.
Third, I plan on tackling on the trip to and from SC Diane Coyle's GDP: A Brief But Affectionate History.
What have you been reading?