Not Saussure

October 13, 2006

Which beautiful, naked woman do you choose? An economist gives his reasons

Filed under: Economics, Education, UK — notsaussure @ 7:39 pm

The Times reports on some of the quirkier questions candidates are asked in entrance interviews at Oxford and Cambridge Colleges, though I can’t say I remember being asked anything particularly fiendish at my interview to read English at Cambridge (I got in, too — maybe they asked me something they thought was fiendish and I didn’t notice). That was a long time ago, of course, but I’m sure I’d recall something as imaginative as

If there were three beautiful, naked women standing in front of you, which one would you pick? Does this have any relevance to economics? (PPE, Oxford)

If they did, I’m sure I wouldn’t have been able to give so excellent an analysis as that provided over at Stumbling and Mumbling… whoever said economics was boring?

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