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I am a Professor of Economics and Asian American Studies at Pitzer College, one of the Claremont Colleges in sunny southern California. I am also a core faculty member in the Intercollegiate Department of Asian American Studies. I have a B.S. in Economics from M.I.T., and a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University. My research is in macro, labor, Japan, and Asian American Studies, and I like to tell economics jokes. Ever wonder why people make fun of economists? I've spent some time at the Japan Development Bank, the World Bank, AT&T Bell Laboratories and the National Bureau of Economic Research. I have also taught at Wellesley College, Harvard University, and Yale University. I might as well show you my resume. I have been at Pitzer College since 1988.