Posts Tagged ‘incentive’

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    Demand and Supply: Kidney Markets

    Aug 2, 13 • 489 Views • No Comments

    By Mariana Do Carmo, guest blogger, Kent Place School alumna and undergraduate at Yale University According to recent kidney donation and transplant statistics, there are over 80,000 patients needing kidney transplants in the United States who find themselves...  [read more]

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    Human Capital: A Student Loan Crisis?

    Jul 14, 13 • 780 Views • No Comments

    1. During the great recession, student debt increased. 2. Consequently, student loan delinquencies went up. 3. But graduates are benefiting from their degrees. 4. For one type of a federal student loan held by close to 10 million people, the congressionally...  [read more]

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    Elasticity: Concert Tickets

    Jun 5, 13 • 1475 Views • No Comments

    At 9 A.M. during the first minute of the first day that tickets go on sale for a concert, have you ever experienced a constant busy signal or no access to the website? The reason might be the price of the ticket. Pascal Courty, an economist who has studied...  [read more]

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    Labor Productivity: Google

    Mar 17, 13 • 649 Views • No Comments

    I suspect the whole Yahoo inspired debate about whether we work at home or at the office is taking us in the wrong direction. Instead, I started thinking about what author Daniel Pink suggests in Drive. Discussing incentives, he says that once we are...  [read more]

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    Demand and Supply: A Columbia Dining Hall

    Mar 9, 13 • 1178 Views • No Comments

    The Nutella-gate crisis at Columbia University is classic demand and supply. First the facts… A “creamier-than-peanut-butter, chocolate hazelnut spread from Italy, …” Nutella had been served in crepes on weekends at Columbia’s...  [read more]