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Florian Ederer: Plagiarist!
Sigh… poor Florian….
If you follow my substack, you will know that I’ve written 10 articles so far about Florian Ederer, the self-appointed paragon of ethics in the economics profession, — and future felon? Today’s story is the shortest, but also the funniest. It’s too perfect for me to ignore.
It comes courtesy of Stuart Buck, I am basically just reposting his tweet.
The tweets in question, note the time stamps:
The most confusing part is why he didn’t think he would be caught, I mean, he just copy-pasted the other professor’s tweet, did he think the other professor would not notice? Did he think EJMR would not notice?
And Florian got 1million more views than the other professor, too. I guess people only noticed because it was so successful. He is a victim of his own virality.
This just happened 3 hours ago. I was alerted by this EJMR thread:
I am sure the economics profession will be laughing at him for days to come.
Of course Ederer is the second hacker to be caught plagiarizing.
His coauthor, Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham, was much more serious.
He plagiarized an entire paper: