Posts Tagged ‘World Cup’

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    A Water Shortage During Brazil’s World Cup

    Mar 26, 14 • 190 Views • Behavioral Economics, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Developing Economies, Government, Lifestyle, Sports, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    A major source of Sao Paulo, Brazil’s water supply has shrunk. Down to 14.7% of its capacity, the Cantareira Basin supplies almost half the area’s water. With little rain until recently (and it’s the rainy season from December to March) and

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    World Cup Soccer and Game Theory

    Dec 7, 10 • 184 Views • Behavioral Economics, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Economists can explain more about soccer than we might expect. Why, for example, do players rarely kick down the middle when taking a penalty? This takes us to “The Prisoners’ Dilemma.” Please assume that when arrested, two bank robbers do