Posts Tagged ‘beer’

  • Beer, Incentive and Choice Architecture

    Using Beer as an Incentive

    Nov 22, 13 • 359 Views • No Comments

    Reading about how a group in Amsterdam solved a public disturbance problem, I immediately thought about choice architecture. In Nudge, a Harvard Law Professor, Cass Sunstein, and a University of Chicago economist, Richard Thaler, suggest that choice...  [read more]

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    Emerging Markets: Beer and Dishwashers

    Sep 17, 13 • 988 Views • No Comments

    In emerging markets, just when people start to drink less beer, they buy more dishwashers. According to the American Association of Wine Economists (yes, really), as individual incomes rise to $22,000, so too does beer consumption. Then though, when wine and...  [read more]

  • Chinese Consumers and Fresh Apples

    Fresh Apple Demand

    Sep 27, 12 • 311 Views • No Comments

    Again we connect to China with an apple but this time it’s the fruit. As incomes rise, so too has fresh fruit consumption in China. In addition to buying pork and owning dogs, consuming pecans and carrying Coach purses, an increasingly affluent Chinese...  [read more]

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    6 Drinks of Economic History

    Jul 21, 12 • 669 Views • No Comments

    Combine “spirits,” beer, wine, coffee, tea and Coca-Cola and you get some interesting economic history. Spirits: In 1758, George Washington was elected to Virginia’s House of Burgesses. Some attribute his victory to entertaining his neighbors...  [read more]