10 Economics short jokes

Jokes and stand-up comedians on Economy and Finance

Here are 10 short jokes + some extra jokes about economics and economists, some of them made up by economists themselves. Have fun and remember what Oscar Wilde used to say: Life is too important to be taken seriously. So, without further ado, keep calm and let the fun begin!

‘I’m a walking economy, you know’
‘How so?’
‘My hairline is in recession, my stomach is always in inflation, and these two together bring me into a deep depression’

Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair. (Sam Ewing)

Did you know economists have predicted sixty out of the last five recessions?

“You know it’s said that an economist is a man who, when he finds something that works in practice, wonders if it works in theory.” – Walter Heller

Q: Why are Women more pessimistic about the economy than Men? A: Because men are in charge of the economy!

There were two economists who were shipwrecked on a desert island. They had no money but over the next three years, they made millions of dollars selling their hats to each other.

Did you hear of the economist who dove into his swimming pool and broke his neck? He forgot to seasonally adjust.

Why was astrology invented? So economics would seem like an accurate science.

How many economists does it take to change a light bulb? Seven, plus/minus ten.

Extra jokes

Economists do it with models

“We have 2 classes of forecasters: Those who don’t know . . . and those who don’t know they don’t know. “ – John Kenneth Galbraith.

What did the ruthless businessperson say to their employees?   If at first you don’t succeed, you’re fired!

Business is up and down at the moment; I sell yo-yos.

The banker fell overboard from a friend’s sailboat.  The friend grabbed a life preserver, held it up, not knowing if the banker could swim, and shouted, “Can you float alone?”  “Obviously,” the banker replied, “but this is a heck of a time to talk business.”

My boss asked me to put a joke on the first slide of the presentation…apparently a picture of my pay slip wasn’t what he was looking for.

When I was younger, I really wanted to be a banker…but I kept losing interest.

What’s the best way of making a small fortune in the stock market?   Starting off with a large fortune.

A physicist, a chemist and an economist are stranded on an island, with nothing to eat. A can of soup washes ashore. The physicist says, “Lets smash the can open with a rock.” The chemist says, “Let’s build a fire and heat the can first.” The economist says, “Lets assume that we have a can-opener…”

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