Macroeconomic policy and the optimal destruction of vampires

“Macroeconomic policy and the optimal destruction of vampires” (1982) by Dennis Snower is one of the selections in Yoram Bauman’s Top 11 Funniest Papers in the History of Economics:

Although human beings have endured the recurring ravages of vampires for centuries, scarcely any attempts have been made to analyze the macroeconomic implications of this problem and to devise socially optimal policy responses.

The full list of well worth a read – enjoy!

Hat-tip: Tim Harford

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