Posts Tagged ‘return on investment (ROI)’

  • Return on Investment Braces

    Your “ROI” From Braces

    Apr 30, 14 • 373 Views • Ask Alexa, Behavioral Economics, Fashion, Financial Markets, Labor, LifestyleNo Comments

    Dear Alexa, At work, I have become ashamed of my less-than-perfect smile since I am surrounded by colleagues who had the luxury of wearing braces in their youth.  Should I get braces to perfect my smile, even though I am no longer in high school? Sincerely,

  • Emerging markets cows India

    Emerging Markets: Cow Economics

    Oct 12, 13 • 486 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Developing Economies, Economic Humor, Labor, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Think of dung cakes and milk and calves as output. And feed and veterinary fees and milking time as input. The result is a new image of a cow. Compiling data from Northern Indian villages, researchers from Penn and Yale concluded that even though a cow is an

  • Is Law School A Good Investment?

    Feb 18, 10 • 175 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Looking at a paper by law school professor Herwig Schlunk reminded me that attending law school is similar to inventing a new machine. Both require an initial investment, both take several years to complete, and both will generate a private and social return.