Economics Jokes

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Funny Economics Jokes & Puns

To make extra money, my university professor makes all his students buy his book at the beginning of the term.

It’s textbook Economics.

It’s not a real economic downturn until people stop buying pre-shredded cheese.

That’s the start of the grate depression.

What do you call the study of food-based market forces?


I have degrees in Politics, Economics and Psychology.

I don’t have a job but at least I know why.

Why did the balloon prices rise?


I saw my sister weeping uncontrollably, worried that her Economics degree won’t land her a job.

I said, “Are you having a financial cry, sis?”

I went to an economics carnival the other day, but no one was working the rides.

I guess you could say it was a Laissez-Faire.

People often ask me why I study economics.

And I tell them because if it doesn’t make sense it doesn’t makes dollars.

Yo momma defies the laws of economics.

She’s got plenty of supply, but there’s absolutely no demand.

A man and his economist friend are having lunch.

The man mentions that he’s noticed something strange when he buys groceries each week. “I always buy a tub of margarine, but I’ve noticed that, even though it’s the same price every time, there’s less margarine in the tub. I can’t figure out what’s going on.”

The economist friend nods with a knowing smile and responds, “what you have there is a case of the law of diminishing margarinal returns.”

Two men are in a balloon, and a strong wind blows them off course.

They see a man in a field, and one of them shouts down, “Where are we?”

The man looks up and shouts back, “You’re in a balloon!”

One of the guys in the balloon shouts down, “You’re obviously an economist.”

The man shouts back, “How can you tell?”

“Because what you said is absolutely true, and absolutely useless.”

What grade did the socialist get from economics?

Top Marx.

Three college graduates, one in Math, one in Engineering, and one in Economics, sit for a job interview.

The question they’re all asked is, “What’s 2+2?”

The Math graduate goes to the whiteboard, fills it with a proof, and concludes that, “A solution exists.”

The Engineering graduate consults his addition tables, writes some calculations down, graphs his results, and says, “3. But we’ll make it 5 just to be safe.”

The Economics graduate locks the door behind him, closes the curtains over the windows, and finally whispers, “How much do you want it to be?”

A man ends up in a 30-year coma.

After waking up, he receives a phone call from his bank telling him, “Dear Mr. Johnson, we are sorry to say that due to recent economic events, the total value of your investment portfolio is $950 billion.”

The man, thrilled to hear that, goes to the hospital bar to get a coffee as soon as he can.

When he comes to the bar, he says “I’d like a coffee, please.”

The cashier tells him “That’ll be $30 billion.”.

In University, Karl Marx’s Political Economics professor noted that every day, the young man would get up halfway through class and walk out, which caused a good deal of disruption.

The professor quickly grew tired of the daily distraction, and so one day, as Marx stood up and prepared to leave, the professor stopped lecturing and turned to him.

“I am curious, Mr. Marx, what it is about my teaching you find so intolerable that you cannot sit through more than half of any given lecture?”

Karl looked surprised for a moment, but quickly understood what the problem was, and said, “Oh, no, sir, it’s nothing like that. See, I have a class on ‘Proletariat ideology’ that starts in five minutes, and I’ll be dropped from the course if I’m late.”

The professor was confused. “You mean to tell me that the University registered you for two courses during the same time?”

“Yes, sir,” Marx responded. “So it’s nothing personal. Just a class conflict.”

“What is inflation?” asked the chartered accountant’s wife.

He replied, “Initially you were 36-24-36, and now you’re 48-40-48. So technically, you have more than you had earlier, but your value is less than earlier. THIS IS INFLATION”.

Economics is not so difficult if we have the right examples.

I have a joke about trickle down economics.

But 99% of you will never get it.

Two professors of economics were walking down a road when they saw a dead rat.

The older one said, “If you eat this, I’ll pay you $10,000”.

The younger one made a quick cost-benefit analysis and finally eats the rat. but he experienced a bad after-taste and wanted the older professor to experience the same.

So when he saw another dead rat on the road, he dared the older professor to eat it in exchange for the original $10,000. The senior professor, eager to recover his reckless bet, ate it.

After a few minutes of walking silently, the younger professor finally said, “Looks like we’ve been eating dead rats for free.”

The older professor remarked, “But don’t forget we just added $20,000 to the GDP!”

An economics graduate student was crossing the road one day when a frog called out to him and said, “If you kiss me, I’ll turn into a beautiful princess.”

The student picks up the frog and puts it in his pocket. The frog spoke up again and said, “If you kiss me and turn me back into a beautiful princess. I’ll stay with you for one week.”

The student takes the frog out of his pocket, smiles at it, and puts it back into his pocket.

Desperate, the frog then cries out, “What is the matter? I told you that I’m a beautiful princess, that I’ll be your girlfriend and do anything you want. Why won’t you kiss me?”

The grad student said, “Look, I’m an economist. I have no idea what it would be like to have a girlfriend. But a talking frog would be worth a fortune.”

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