Posts Tagged ‘incentive’

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    The Power of the Market: A Better Business Class Seat

    Aug 6, 13 • 1189 Views • No Comments

    The power of the market could be the reason that 50 or 60 people can comfortably sit, sleep, dine, work and enjoy some entertainment in a very small space. Airlines know that they can charge global business travelers as much as $6000 for a business class...  [read more]

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    Demand and Supply: Kidney Markets

    Aug 2, 13 • 546 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 • 843 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 • 1603 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 • 694 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]