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Another Long-Ago Economics Student Heard From

The legendary Italian film director Michelangelo Antonioni died on Monday (which happened to be the same day that the legendary Swedish director Ingmar Bergman died). In its Antonioni obituary that ran yesterday, the New York Times noted that Antonioni “attended the University of Bologna, where he was a tennis champion and earned a degree in economics and commerce in 1935.” (This puts him at least one step ahead of fellow econ student Mick Jagger, who didn’t graduate.)

A reader we know named Ryan Hagen points out: “Levitt wondered in a post the other day what the world would look like if economists were in charge. Maybe it would look something like Red Desert?”