I have been posting for a little over three years and except for trips where I didn't have good Internet access, I have been posting regularly up to last month. I had to take a little sabbatical. Katrina, Mississippi, and Louisiana was just plain wearing me out. I wasn't planning on a sabbatical, but it felt good to take a break.
During the sabbatical I sat around in my boxers watching Judge Judy and eating bon bons. In between commercials, I was able to get two papers published (see March Issue of the JRI where I appear twice), another two papers accepted (Experimental Economics and the Journal of Banking and Finance). I also had a rejection and a revise and resubmit. (Everyone say awwww). I am also working on a optional federal chartering project and one involving insurance taxation. And, huff, I have been working with the gang at the Wharton School on an economic analysis of (mostly) the Florida homeowners market. I cowrote two grant proposals --and the early indications are that they are going to be funded. I will be talking about them more after the official notification. Finally, I was writing a paper for the AEI on tort reform which is almost done. So done, in fact, that I can feel good about posting once again. Now this is just the fun part of my job. I also did some executive education teaching, taught my classes, and served on both the department's and the college's promotion and tenure committee. So, I am feeling like I earned my salary this month.
I can't wait until I get tenure so I can goof off.
In other news, I have invited a new blogger to join us here at Riskprof. I will let him introduce himself when makes his first post.