I’m happy to report that my colleagues at Temple, having ignored my many faults, voted for my tenure this afternoon. (Along with Don Harris, Craig Green, and Duncan Hollis.) My tenure report, ironically, even quoted from this post of mine about measuring blogging. Anyway, though a university vote is pending, it was a nice day.

I wanted to take a moment and thank my anonymous outside reviewers. I obviously don’t know who you are, though at least one of you apparently mentioned reading the blog, so I hope you see this post. I’m really grateful for your spending time on an activity that is a great example of the failure of wealth-maximizing, self-interested, accounts of human behavior.

I’m now off to teach a last class, and celebrate, probably in that order.

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21 Responses

  1. Danielle Citron says:

    Congratulations! What wonderful news.

  2. Howard Wasserman says:

    Congratulations. The ranks of tenured bloggers swell . . .

  3. Bruce Boyden says:

    That’s great! Take the rest of the day off.

  4. Lawrence Cunningham says:

    Well-earned and deserved! Nice going.

  5. Kedar says:

    Dave, I’ve been an ‘anonymous reader’ of yours for some time now, but I think this is a good time to come out of the shadows. Congrats!

  6. T. Lord says:

    Congratulations, to you and to Prof. Green!

    Ran into this blog again by coincidence, reminded me to point out to you this talk on rational vs. irrational economic behavior that I listened to last night: http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/LSEPublicLecturesAndEvents/events/2008/20080211t1106z001.htm


    Tim Lord

  7. Matt says:

    Congratulations Dan! I’m pleased to hear it.

  8. One of your students says:

    Great news. And since I’ve taken you twice now, I feel I can say with some authority that it is absolutely deserved. Congratulations!

  9. Dan says:


    Truth be told it’s hard to feign excitement when this decision was so obviously overdetermined 🙂

    Congrats buddy.

  10. Frank says:

    Hurray! Great news. I am always happy to see virtue rewarded!

  11. Congrats! Though it’s anti-climactic after becoming a Co-Op permablogger. 🙂

  12. Miriam Cherry says:

    Hi, congrats…. it’s nice to have that (mostly) finished, no? 🙂

  13. SLS says:

    Well done, David. Congrats!

  14. Anonymous says:

    Yeah tenure! Now you don’t need to try anymore. Phone it in like all the rest of the tenured Temple Law profs!

  15. Congratulations! Have a great day.

  16. Olga Wayne says:

    Hey that is wonderful news! Congratulations!!

  17. Darian Ibrahim says:

    Congratulations, Dave!

  18. Richard Diaz says:

    Congratulations, Professor!

  19. Former Student says:

    Congratulations to you and to Professor Hollis!

  20. A.J. Sutter says:

    I am too superstitious to congratulate you now. Please let us know when, keynahoreh, your university vote is done.

  21. Ann Bartow says:

    Great news! Not that there was any doubt, but congratulations anyway.