- [On slacking by doing honours year modules on exchange] I like to shortchange myself. It's my favourite hobby.
- F maths - no. Maths - F - yes.
- [Me: Do they all look freaky {at bashes, like how people promoting bashes look?}] It's okay to look freaky, but you must look freaky in a good way. They look freaky in a bad way. Like they just fell into a dumpster and came out blue-black.
- [Girl to her friend: You need to lose weight.] Did you just say I need to lose weight? You're such a bitch!
- [Me on a joke in a textbook: These Americans are very funny.] They spend most of their time telling jokes

--- NUS Students (just before I left on exchange)

 

- I have a more personal, practical announcement. 15 minutes before this seminar, I lost *sticks foot up, revealing a missing heel*... If you think 'why is she nervous?'... It is very uncomfortable.
- [On De Uithof] You may have already seen the buildings from the 60s and 70s... When concrete was the building material, when big and dull and functional was good.
- [On the disadvantages of adapting houses for university use] I am in the building TRNS. I never bother explaining where my room is, because... people start going 'oh my god'.
- The policy here is no smoking in the building. No ashtrays. No secret corners, no cellars or attics.
- We're not big on titles... I introduced myself as ***. I even showed you my broken shoe... We stand out smoking with you, we ride on bikes, we get wet in the rain... We don't use titles. We don't say 'Professor' ***. It's very flattering to me, but I get uncomfortable... You don't need to address me 'Dr' or whatever.
- [On the library and computer centre closing at 10/1030pm] You're not supposed to study during the night, apparently. Somebody has decided.
- [On a course on Dutch present-day society] Who are they? Why do they eat cheese sandwiches for lunch? Why do they take coffee breaks?
- You'll see the answers during the tutorial. Even better: you'll get to discuss the answers... the questions are [not the sort with one right answer]... they're kind of philosophical
- Writing down the slides is good exercise. Really, you can [just] download them.
- [On calculating real GDP per capita from 0 to 2000 AD] If you take chained price indices from the year 2000 to the year 0, it is possible, but it is also very boring. Fortunately, someone else has already done the work for us.
- The way this works is that today I give all the statistics and interesting stories to try to convince you that studying this is worthy of your time. I give you all the boring stuff later, all the theory. That's the setup. That's how it always works.
- [On an account of Commodore Perry's expedition in Harper's New Monthly Magazine] Here's a picture of a Loo-Choan male... You can imagine all the American housewives going 'ooh' and 'aah' at the savages.
- Dr Livingstone... He's mostly famous today because he got lost and they had to send someone to go find him. 'Dr Livingstone, I presume'.
- [On "The consequences for human welfare involved in questions like these are simply staggering: Once one starts to think about them, it is hard to think about anything else"] This is Robert Lucas, who would later win a Nobel prize for his theory. He's also a great poet, as you can see.
- [On technological progress from the OHP to his laptop] 10 years ago I would've come in with a bunch of slides and placed them on this machine, and you would've seen pretty much the same thing.
- Capital wears out. If I use this beamer too much it'll explode. (projector)
- Cobb and Douglas were just 2 guys who had nothing better to do. They thought of this production function and now they're famous.
- [On a graphical representation of the Solow Growth Model] This is the simplest version possible. This is not the version that won him the Nobel prize. So if you understand it, don't go thinking you are Nobel Prize material.
- [On defining Institutional Economics] We use the definition by Douglas North. Why? Because he won the Nobel prize.
- [On a straw man argument about Neo-Classical Economics] They didn't study their literature. They just reflected on a view that was 80 years out of date... They use circumstantial evidence and they work around theories to prove their point.
- [On the lecturer] Or make an appointment. It is fine with him. He has all the time in the world.
- [On the price of books rising and food falling for the second college-going daughter in a family] So she would gain weight and learn less, but she would have the same amount of utility as the first daughter.
- The other good thing about the assignment, at least from my point of view, is that there is finally an awareness in this institution that students should have to look for their own data... 'Data frustration'. Or at least that's what I call it... Trying to find your own data.
- [On the lecturer and optimal growth paths] He has succeeded in explaining something that would usually require a lot of mathematics... I am quite glad that I do not have to explain it to you, because I would be unable to.
- ***. You should be able to do it. [Student: I didn't do my homework.] No, but you did the Macroeconomics exam so you should be able to do it. Most people didn't do their homework.
- Sometimes I do something for you students when it is not in my interests. What is in my interests? To stay at home watching TV and drinking a beer. Why [do I not do this]? I have no idea.
- banner'vor'learn (benevolent)
- bar'bay'rious (barbarous)
- [On using his research in teaching] I'm kind of taking you into my own problems.
- [On Economists knowing you can change human behavior by chanigng the environment] I was reading an article the other day written by an electrical engineer... he was saying you build windmills in the North Sea, no one will want electricity during the night, so we shouldn't build the windmills... He's an engineer. He didn't consider if you change the price of electricity...
- [On a model] I've taken out the beautiful colours, but I'm sure you'll understand.
- [On solving an optimisation problem] And then, of course, the mathematician wakes up.
- [On a question on the mafia] Do we have someone from Sicily here? No? Then we can take this example.
- Give an example of social justice... [Bulgarian student: If you're a foreigner, and you go to a museum, you pay more than if you're a local] Why do you pay more if you're a foreigner? Because you're richer?... I would call that discrimination.
- [Student: How about students? We get discounts because we're poor.] Always think you're poor. But of course you're not, because you have a job, you've rich parents...
- [On conventions] When you create your own language, no one will understand you. Babies make up their own language. No one understands them. Mothers do. Mothers think they do.
- In the exam, you can write 'According to Mr *** during the lecture'. [Student: Must we write 'according to Mr ***'?] Yes, I'm marking it... Then I'll know you're paying attention.
- [On not letting Consumption dropping to 0] If first, you decide that you don't want to die, you will end up at Steady State.
- [It] Has 2 characteristics, which are? I understand a lot of you passed the retake exam... Is this the group which didn't pass the retake exam?
- I realise now that that's the thing with Institutional Economics. Lots of stories, no maths, no econometrics, no graphical analysis... That's what you students do. Tell stories.
- He was not an Economist, not at all. Many of the theories in Economics don't come from Economists. That's how it works in the real world.
- Dad wade cost (deadweight)
- Monopoly money has no value right? Then you're wrong. This was an exam question. 5 credits to him [who said it did], 0 credits to the rest of you. (marks)
- Basically Economics is quite simple... It's made difficult by you students, by Professors.
- [On a bad textbook and a question] It's quite easy - very easy actually. But it's very difficult. Kaspar and Streit made it very difficult. That's why it's an Open Book Exam.
- [On exam strategies] Either you keep it clear and simple, or you come up with a brilliant answer we do not understand.
- more'nee'tor'ring (monitoring)
- [On office supplies] Sometimes I take stuff home because I need to use it for my work. At least that's what I'm telling my boss.
- You want to relate the development of the media to the growth of GNP? *makes splattering sound* Good luck, everybody.
- You can come up with a policy recommendation for the Russian government. They're probably never gonna read your paper. 'Mr Putin, you're a nice guy, but it was not a good idea to control the media.'
- These are the key vuh'rye'erbles (variables)
- [On reviewing the literature] You want to find the state of the art (discipline)
- [On no one wanting to present tutorial answers] I can probably actually sell this class to a game theorist for experiments, to see who will cave in first. (probably)
- How many of you did the spreadsheet? *I raise my hand* One. That's my top score class for today... Either you have no room where you can use a computer or you are lazy. Neither is very good... In your portfolio you have 'academic skills', it sounds very nice, but you can't use a spreadsheet. (this is my best scoring class)
- You have quite bad luck for being the last group, because I get less specific with the hour.
- This is besides the book and besides the lectures, and therefore also besides the exam, but I will tell it to you anyway because it is interesting.
- If you live in an agrarian society and you leave the land and read Plah'to for three years, will you become more productive? (Plato)
- I want you to work in duos (pairs)
- What is typically Dutch? [Student: Herring] *writes 'heroine' on board* [Other student: I think he meant the fish]
- What time did you get up?... Twelve o'clock? That's nice. I already had 3 lessons to teach.
- [On a model] We decided to, or I decided to extend it.
- [On the Solow model being insufficient to explain growth] This is good news, or the course would end here and you'd be bored for the next 10 weeks.
- [On education and human capital] In the end, this is the reason you came here this afternoon - to learn something so you can make more money.
- [On Malthus] This model, which brings tears to your eyes because it's so terrible... People will make kids until you run out of food, then they'll die. It's terrible.
- Those are things we can build into the model, but it's too much work and it makes me very tired.
- [On health correlating to income and vice versa] Proof that these are true. Even if you believe, the proofs are quite fun, so let's have a look.
- [On food and height] The body responds, 'This is not very good. I better not grow so much'. I have no idea what I'm talking about - this is biology... it takes up too much energy [to be tall].
- [On conscription] They measure your weight, they measure your height. They even try to measure your intelligence - it's very funny.
- [On an Italian minister] 'I will not enter parliament because it would decrease my human capital'... he went back to Florence to become an Economics Professor.
- By going here, you have increased your future wages by a certain amount. I'll reveal it later - it's a secret. (coming)
- [On human capital wearing out] If you don't practise the Solow model everyday, you'll forget it.
- People who go to College are not a random ability sample... Now I'm flattering you. People who go to College are smarter. This is twice as so for the teacher.
- In formulas - it always looks more impressive if you say these things in formulas.
- I give you this data because it has the Netherlands in it. Your textbook does not. Very wrong.
- [On finding productivity] In your homework, there's an exercise with data for the USA and Netherlands from 2000. It shows you, if you do it correctly, that you can manipulate the numbers to say pretty much anything you want.
- [On productivity being a catch-all term] It is indeed a collection of garbage.
- Now is when we start doing mathematical gymnastics.
- [On the dot above a variable indicating its rate of change] This notation, by the way, was invented by Isaac Newton, because he was writing a large book, and he got very tired.
- [On a case study with a text] All the answers you came up with just now are from your own imagination right?... Please use the text, unless we tell you to use your fantasy. (imagination)
- For the students who read Dutch, if you read quality newspapers like the Volksrant, there's a nice article about privatising universities. For the foreign students among us - learn Dutch. No, of course not.
- [On Joe Average in the Netherlands] He's white... He's meal (male)
- 'Find examples for each case from public life in your community.' I don't understand this question. Let's move on.
- I didn't ask you to prepare this question. [But] Next week's the exam. You have all the knowledge now, right?
- There were farmers who decided to grow fish (rear)
- They have to readopt to time (readapt)
- Why is education conductive to economic growth? (conducive)
- [On raw labour vs human capital] We have the input of raw labour - maybe I'm just sitting here and not talking.
- affect economical growth (economic)
- [On pasting group members' pictures on South Park character cutouts] I've been sitting here for 9 hours listening to presentations, I'm very tired. *makes whooshing sound*... I like it. Other tutors may not like it as much.
- Yes, you have to entertain us. But you're not an entertainer, you're an economist [Student: I will be]
- Dutch people don't talk using their hands. They put their hands in their pockets... It's ok to start talking with your hands, but you started clapping yourself... I start counting the claps.
- [On a student looking at the ceiling while doing a presentation] It's like he had a slide on the top of his head.
- You put your hand in your pocket and you started - *tries to click pen with hand in pocket*. I even can't do it. It's a good trick, but don't do that. (can't even)
- [On someone advertising something] Whenever I listen to the radio, I hear the commericals. 'To find out more, visit this website. www.*babbles*'... I have no idea what the website is even though he said it twice.
- [On human capital] Raw labour - People showing up without any intellectual baggage.
- [On extending a model] You can breathe a sigh of relief... Finally we get to the real stuff.
- This is all very interesting, but I assume you guys are only interested in one thing - next week's midterm.
- [On imitation vs innovation] This is a model which a lot of countries in Southeast Asia have chosen. Instead of innovating, they've said: Let's just take the technology, and do it cheaper. It's been very successful.
- [On (1 + ge)(1 + gl) - 1 ~= ge + gl] Most Economists are lazy, so they just use this.
- You can see in the 70s, there was a great slowdown in productivity growth. 'The great productivity growth slowdown' - that's not the original name.
- This is the only question I will not spell out. Because... I have to take some rest for the b part of the question (present the answers to in full, part b)
- A mountain in the Netherlands? We have one... [Student: How high is it? One hundred metres?] Dree honderd. [Translation: 300]
- [On eyeballing technology] It's a dirty trick Weil uses. He looks at India and goes: Oh, they're 10 years behind the US.
- Does this happen only in faraway countries? No. This is one of my favourite slides in the course. Examples of Dutch rent-seeking.
- Lobbying the arts committee for a subsidy. Which is what most artists in this country do. They should be out there creating art.
- [On underemployment] If you try to talk to your local cable guy and tell him they should not only open their office on Friday from 9-12, but the entrie weekend, he'll look at you like you're crazy. You tell him he's being underemployed and unproductive.
- [On blocking technology] And of course the cultural arguments which the French like to throw out... If you end the subsidies the typical French farmer will no longer exist.
- Here are some figures for 2004 and 2005 which I stole from the World Development Report.
- This link is completely severe'd (severed)
- If there's a puzzle, ten economists jump out of the woodwork and start working on it.
- International Economics gives us silly examples about bread, and wine, and shoes. So here's another one.
- In the 70s you drove a car from Detroit... If you drove anything else people would laugh at you.
- Here's my favourite example - the 1980 Ford Pinto... 8 out of 10 cars had to be sent back to the garage within 1 week because there was something wrong with it... A unique quality: if someone hit you in the back, the gas tank would explode, and everyone in the car would die (them)
- [On technology transfer] Once McDonalds invested in the Netherlands, other Dutch restaurants improved. Not necessarily for the better.
- [On midterm] For each exam, we stated the time it was handed in... We regressed the scores on the time [each was] handed in. We couldn't find any significant results. (script)
- [On capital mobility] Domestic savings is strongly correlated with domestic investment. It's one of the major puzzles of macro-economics. So if you're looking for a topic for your thesis you can try to solve it.
- What they usually do, or what I usually do when I read papers is I read the start, I skip the middle and I go to the end.
- What do you like better - the calculation stuff or the talking stuff?... [Student: It depends on who's doing the talking] It's better if you do the talking. I don't like to talk.

--- Utrecht Staff (Period 3, before Easter)

 

- We er'shy'you'm that the production of food is relatively land intensive (assume)
- Production possibility frahn shear (frontier)
- The Polish economist Rybczynski was the first to describe the Rybczynski theorem.
- Some factors of production are nut completely mobile (not)
- Both countries can produce manufactures (manufactured goods)
- We've taken out 2 assignments, which is good news for those of you who want to work less. We've also added a new assignment, which is good news for those of you who want to work more.
- [On the 'Revolution' board game] Board games are really popular these days, and this is the way the often German makers of board games portray the Dutch revolt - a bunch of nicely dressed regents (?). It doesn't look like a revolt, but it is.
- Archie'pear'lergo (Archipelago)
- No one was willing to borrow money to Bolivia in those days (lend)
- I don't have time to finish Chapter 4, as you might have guessed by now, but I will blame this on a previous chapter.
- [On Robert Lucas] He came up with the theory of perfect knowledge... He [the economic agent] never makes mistakes... He won the Nobel Prize in 1995. The only mistake he made was regarding Mrs Lucas... [He thought that] nobody under the age of 60 gets the Nobel Prize, so... 'If I get the Nobel Prize before I'm 60, you get the money'. He got the Nobel Prize when he was 59... It was on CNN. It wasn't very good for his theory... He got it [the important part] wrong.
- [On ways to improve Central Bank credibility] Making central banks independent. [Dressing] Them in suits, looking serious.
- Could you show us how to do it? [Student: I don't know how to do it.] Aww, come on. [Student: It's embarrassing, but I don't know how to do it.]
- product icks (x)
- Rybczynski clear? Samuelson theorem clear? Then let's have coffee [a break].
- [On the pandocheion and prostitution] Social services such as drinking and engaging in other after-hours activities.
- [On not dropping a discussion] There's ***'s point, and he's not going to get away with it...
- You can be ker'nay'zhern [Pronunciation: "zhern" pronounced like the "sian" in "asian"] (Keynesian)
- [On Central Bank credibility] You must say, 'I won't do anything. You can all die unemployed.'
- Ver'rye'ence in inflation (variance)
- People may have more information than the Central Bank. This is quite implausible. If you are employed by Goldman Sachs and you're being paid ten times those economists in the Central Bank, if the pay [shows how good you are,] then maybe.
- [On expectations] I always say... If you go to the train 5 minutes early, you can start running, even though you have 5 minutes left. Other people will also start running. It's quite funny.
- [On accidentally skipping to a page with many equations] Don't be scared.
- [On the Barro-Gordon model] Don't be disappointed with this simple model. It will be very complicated next week.
- [On output shocks] If I ask you, 'Will there be a shock next year', you will say no. If you know, it's not a shock.
- [Student's handphone rings: 'Anybody there? Anybody there?'] Anybody there? Yes I'm here.
- I want you to work in couples (pairs)
- In International Trade, in International Economics, we don't use the oligopolistic model simply because it's rather difficult.
- Ten per share'nt market share (percent)
- This is a clear example of dumping because Q dum is sold at P dum (dom - domestic)
- [On timing the break] I've no watch. So you either give an expression on your face which signals, "Gee, I've had enough"
- [On the 100+ year old journal 'Hansische Geschichtsblaetter'] It's Hansa here, Hansa there, Hansa everywhere.
- [On figures on a map of Antwerp] I don't know why they always put pictures of people on these maps. One suggestion I've heard is it's to prevent Muslims from stealing them... I've never seen it again. It's almost certainly wrong. You can never look at these maps without looking for people again.
- If you ever want to change careers, being a garden historian is nice stuff.
- Those were the Dark Ages. Terrible time. Everything went wrong. Terrible terrible terrible.
- Ok, so it's doable. 20 minutes - 6 centuries of World Trade.
- [On service personnel in fundacos] Cooks, doctors. [Student: Prostitutes] We try to keep that one out.
- ES-LM model (IS)
- In economics we focus on real people. In psychology, they focus on sick people. In economics we focus on non-sick people... We call them rational... They may be stupid... bounded rationality.
- [On the principal-agent problem in monetary policy] The social planner is not human because he cares for other humans only.
- This is not understood by non-economists. We don't want realism. If we want that we can look out the window at reality - we don't need the model. If you want to look at reality... in the social sciences. Lots of case studies. They have no idea what they're talking about.
- [On continuing without a break] You don't look very tired. So I'll continue. This is very interesting. You look very fresh.
- [On b=0 for rational expectation of inflation=0 - attaching no weight to unemployment with a supply shock] Suppose the people in the economy differ in their kappas. What can we do? We can look for a real bastard.
- [On b=0 being undesirable] We want to find a person who is a bigger bastard than ourselves, but not such an extreme bastard.
- t'air tar (theta)
- How much discree'shion do I give to my workers? (discretion)
- You can deduct the number of cars in the Argentinian market (deduce)
- [Student on his presentation partner: I just received an email 10 minutes ago.] Is he coming? [Student: He's sick.] He's sick? Because of the presentation?
- *** [a girl], perhaps it's an impolite question. Hoeveel weeg jij? [How much do you weight?] [Student: 54 kilo]
- But now I want to make things a bit more interesting and have some mathematical rehearsals with you (?)
- [Scaring people on the exam] It's the 4th block of the 3rd year so I expect you to know everything from the 1st 3 years.
- When are we in equilibrium in Economics in general. Philosophical question. *To student* When are you in equilibrium? [Student: When all my equations are optimised] When are *you* in equilibrium? [Student: When all my equations are optimised... inner peace]
- [Student: I think there's another mistake.] [Student 2: It doesn't matter.] It doesn't matter. Let him figure it out for himself.
- [On transparency] There are corrupt judges in ofreign countries. Maybe we can make some movies about this. (?!)
- [On the British] Ultimately they would succeed above the Dutch because they were less violent. [Dutch teacher: The next point, moving on...]
- [On reasons for European domination of World Trade in 16th-19th century] Are there others? [Student: Natural Superiority] Took the words right out of my mouth. The rest of the presentation will be about that, of course.
- [On picture of sailing ships in a Powerpoint slide] I've discovered that if you do this *shakes OHP screen* it looks like the ships are actually sailing. Powerpoint doesn't have it [the effect] yet.
- [On making an essay due sooner] We want to make sure you do the readings for June the 9th. If it is due on June the 9th, we can't be sure you'll do the readings.
- [On the mid-term exam] Or the teaching of the course is so bad that it leads to this unanimous failue.
- The most common exam in the States. Everything is multiple choice there. I studied there. Maybe I got influenced.
- I had to place some questions to differentiate the very very very good students from the good students.
- If you hate multiple choice exams, don't study in the States. Don't take courses like this.
- [On MCQs] Some people are lucky... they play lotto... Probability analysis.
- Any complain'ment... Email me: ***, your course sucks (complaints)
- Guys, open your ears. Expand your ears. (?)
- [On coming late] You're early for the break, or you're late for the start of the course? (tutorial)
- I'm not like Keynes, so I care about the long run.
- [On plotting residuals with autocorrelation] Can be quadratical (quadratic)
- You're a very good par rot (parrot)
- [On estimating the Taylor Rule] You might be unlucky, and have no correlation, or you might be lucky and have autocorrelation and have to learn more Econometrics.
- [To a PRC] There are a few ways you could improve your presentation. Besides your special pronunication of English, your accent which is something different from what we're used to.
- [Student: I agree. It's a bit boring.] What is boring? The article? The subject?
- Now we have some econometrics questions. I'm really bad at it. I asked *** [the other, main teacher] for the answers but she refused to give them to me because of the moral hazard problem. [Student: Your moral hazard problem] I have prepared some answers, but they are likely to be crap.
- [On lowering expectations] Pretend that you don't know about econometrics, and people start *makes hand gestures*
- Next week there's no tutorial at 3 o'clock. It will be at 11, because I have to be home in time for soccer.
- [On the economic explanation for autocorrelation in the Taylor rule] You always have to remind the econometricians that there are people there at the end. Pulling the strings, moving the data.
- [On Hayo & Hofmann, 2003, estimating the Taylor rule for the ECB from 1/99-7/02 and comparing it to the Bundesbank 8/90-12/98] 11 September is in it, so can we learn anything from this crap paper? They draw all kinds of crap conclusions from this.
- [On aid] You can't just give them a bag of money and say, 'Have fun'. I see your point. I even agree with it. How's that?
- the cows and effect is unclear (cause)
- What is the chicken and what is the ack? (egg)
- Suppose the return on your education is 6%... The interest rate is 4%. So you borrow... If the interest rate rises to 7% you can continue borrowing... or stop living.
- Question 6. Who has done question 6? It's an easy one, so it's good no one has done it. *explains question 6*
- I will come to slaughter your presentations on Friday... One of my favourite activities. So be prepared.
- [On Montenegro adopting the Euro and running a current account deficit] We hope, of course, that you will sell your country to foreign investors.
- [Student: Was it common for caravans to expand along the journey?] Baby camels.
- [On Brandon-Spencer analysis and a subsidy for Airbus increasing EU welfare at the expense of the US] It's a clear beggar they neighbor policy, but then again, who cares?
- [On digesting articles in the reader] Just read the article, think about it, have a wine or a beer. [Student: I fall asleep]

--- Utrecht Staff (Period 4, after Easter)

 

 

- chee'curn (chicken)
- This fish has a lot of spines. (bones)
- [On internal institutions becoming external ones] In Poland you can't piss in public places, but you could until a few years ago.
- [Lecturer: ***, can you do better?... Otherwise you can take the floor.] *sotto voce* I could try.
- [Tutor: ***, you have a job as well. What's your on-the-job consumption?] I eat a lot of pizza.
- Typically Dutch is stealing of bikes. (Stealing bikes is typically Dutch)
- She was without light, I was jumping a red light. [Tutor: Welkom!] Then after fining me the woman said 'Have a nice day'... not very nice (Her bike had no)
- [On the Dutch adopting the next hour as a point of reference after a quarter past] Why is it like that? [Teacher: Don't ask me] It's so stupid. [Teacher: Thank you.]
- [On a conversation] He doesn't understand Dutch, but he's speaking Nederlands. [Teacher: The basics] *sotto voce* "*something* vrouw" is not basic.
- Do you know about Queen's Day?... It's even more stupid than Carnival.
- Why do you drink?... In Finland, it's different. People drink for fun. During summer - in Finland, there's no summer. People just drink... After a few beers, they feel better... They go to sleep, they do't wake up.
- [On the economy of Finland] A few reindeers, that's about it (reindeer)
- [On deregulation] We have some papers on Finnish alcohol consumption. They're quite amazing... Maybe they'll drink less, but it's Finland.
- [Tutor: ***, reflect on his presentation skills.] I can't. I'm part of his group. [Tutor: You can. I'm asking you.] I was looking away.
- [Student: One minor point - chewing gum during the presentation.] I don't have chewing gum. I'm chewing on my tongue.
- croo toe (crude oil)
- inter diction of the problem (introduction)
- We're going to con'kood (conclude)
- [On a nervous student shifting from foot to foot during a presentation] It's funny if you tape it then play it back. It's, like he's dancing.
- They became the world's greatest traitor, trade country (trader)
- me crow was terrible (micro)
- [On het/de and noun matching] It's so stupid. How are we supposed to learn? [Teacher: Use your head] It makes no sense. (memory)
- [On Dutch] It's a tricky language. [Teacher: It's nice]
- [Teacher on rejecting a request: How do you say because [of some reason]?] 'I don't speak Dutch'.
- [On a sleepover] Do you have your stuff? Toothpaste... Oh, you don't need it. You're a guy.
- Is it supposed to be a discussion between the two presentators? (presenters)
- [On refuting the teacher's point] I protest a bit, because you had inspired me in another course... I went to look up a newspaper article.
- There can never be a totally endo genius process. (endogenous)
- I think of making furniture in my future business, so trade and financial integration are important to pay attention [to]. (I'm thinking)
- two sowden and one (thousand)
- fathering order (following)
- financial quizzes (crises)
- economic integration of the word (world)
- unexpectively (unexpectedly)
- dee vair loping countries (developing)
- sig nee fee sernt (significant)
- be lee tr'earl trade (bilateral)
- [On the decline of manufacturing in Europe] I don't think so... For the car industry, I think Europe makes the best cars in the world. Maybe not the cheapest.
- [On helping out in orientation] The subscription period will end soon (sign up)
- The films have less incentive to p'roar'deuce (produce)
- dement / demon't (demand)
- We have a shark (shock)
- H'ice skeared (high skilled)
- After bra'gaining (bargaining)
- ray'zern (reason)
- Get some in'sear'rence from the state (insurance)
- The prime is for the guy (problem)
- They are not foe kearsed on money (focused)
- [Tutor: Welke groente eet jij vanavond? {What vegetables are you eating tonight?}] Err. Patat? [Tutor: In {the} Netherlands, 'Patat' is french fries.]
- [Tutor: Wat kosten een paprika? {How much does a paprika cost?}] 3 euro. [Tutor: *some disparaging remark*] [Student 2: 50 cents.] [Student 3: Where does he shop?] [Tutor: Aldi]... [Student 4: Where is this Aldi everyone is talking about?]
- Is 'haar' rabbit? I've seen it [the word] around. [Tutor: Nee. 'Haar' is 'hair'.] [Student 2: What've you been eating?]
- [Tutor: Waarom ga je naar de drogist? {Why do you go to the druggist?}] Hashish.
- the well fore (welfare)
- focus on the veach (wage)
- [On trade unions opposing liberalisation of labour mobility] They should complain, but not too much
- [On opposition to liberalisation of cross-border labour movement] Not every person knows International Economics theory
- you feel up side (upset)
- I'm from slow vey kyah (Slovakia)
- nurdery (nursing)
- [On saying something inaccurate] It's okay. I really like making big mistakes. Let me throw more oil on the fire.
- bee tah (beta)
- single levels (similar)
- drive'rn (driven)
- in core'm gaps (income)
- croation of institutions (creation)
- trading pot'ners (partners)
- greater axis to foreign markets (access)
- mare cher nissin (mechanism)
- two come pens (companies)
- trade berries (barriers)
- to ablide by certain rules of the game (abide)
- trade dee'er'spore'ras (diasporas)
- financial creases (crisis)
- our pre'sentation (presentation)
- the lest area described in the paper (last)
- fill a pines (Philippines)
- expert subsidies (export)
- carer'wairn (caravan)
- [Tutor going through a question: Market failure is the main argument for government intervention.] That's chapter 10, not chapter 11.
- mail tea laterns (multilateral)

--- Utrecht Students

 

- life repairer (repair man - this was a translation of 'life monteur')
- [Sign at the information/security desk at the Arts library] Your host will be back shortly

--- Dutch sign (unfortunately I didn't take down many because most signs were in Dutch, I was busy or whatever)