The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Economics

County Line Big Daddy Hall of Fame

The only economist to eat 2 Big Daddy's at a single meal,
He has been immortalized on the County Line's own Wall of Fame.


Robert Shimer
November 1, 2004

Marcelo Veracierto
March 21, 2005

Iourii Manovskii
April 25, 2005

John Romalis
November 14, 2005

Timothy J. Kehoe
February 18, 2006

Aleh Tsyvinski
October 9, 2006

George Alessandria 
October 23, 2006

Ariel Burstein
November 6, 2006

Chris Phelan
March 7, 2007

Emmanuel Farhi
March 23, 2007

Mike Golosov
April 4, 2007

Patrick Kehoe
November 26, 2008 

Pricila Maziero
 February 2, 2009

Vincenzo Quadrini
April 9, 2009

Giuseppe Moscarini
September 14, 2009


Kim Ruhl
April 27, 2010

Mark Wright
April 27, 2010

Roberto Chang
October 12, 2010

 Yuichi Kitamura
November 12, 2010

Kjetil Storesletten
November 22, 2010


Andy Glover & Jacek Rothert
February 2, 2011

Javier Bianchi
February 9, 2011


Jonathan Parker
April 15, 2011



Nick Bloom
April 21, 2011

Only economist to survive the challenge before his seminar


Noah Williams
May 6, 2011


Eva Dardati
May 6, 2011


Dean Corbae
May 6, 2011

Admittance to the County Line Hall of Fame requires the completion of a full rack of barbequed beef ribs known as the Big Daddy.  Unless you have been to Texas, odds are that you have not seen a whole rack of beef ribs, as most of the U.S. thinks barbeque is made out of pork.  Beef ribs are large: very large.  Finishing the Big Daddy requires courage, stamina, and a lot of napkins.  Finishing the side dishes that accompany the Big Daddy is not required, but is considered good form.




Note: Pat Kehoe's picture is between these two happy fellas.



 Dear Kim, Hope you agree this is good form. Yours Truly, Dean
County Line Hall of Shame
Sometimes it just ain't possible to eat that many ribs. In that case, you might make this dubious honor.