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Conner Dwinnel and Eric LaRose

By | Jessie Fox

Which economist is your style icon?
Connor: Murray Rothbard.
Eric: It’s a tie between Janet Yellen and Paul Krugman.
Can you describe your fashion sense in economic terms?
Connor: My wardrobe is a function of capital and labor: capital being the clothes I own and labor being how much effort I put into getting ready in the morning.
How has being an economics major shaped your style?
Connor: It’s taught me how not to dress.
Eric: It’s made my demand curve for blue apparel perfectly inelastic. 
What is your favorite economics pick-up line?
Conner: Let’s play a game where going out with me is the dominant strategy.
Eric: You enjoy monopoly power over my heart.