Late links, September 2

By Felix Salmon
September 3, 2009
The behavioral economics of playing hard to get

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The behavioral economics of playing hard to get

OK, so being good at Task X is a good predictor of academic success. But that doesn’t mean that we should teach Task X.

Raising tuition rates increases the demand to attend liberal arts schools

Using satellite data on lights at night to improve GDP figures

“Redemption rates for coupons on receipts can run as high as 3%, about triple the rate of coupons mailed to customers

Finance should not be 8% of GDP. “JP Morgan, at his peak, employed less than 100 people.

Video of politician’s SUV running a red light and hitting a cyclist


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