|Posted by Joe Stenard on February 9, 2010 at 10:48 PM||comments (0)|
This Wednesday is Faculty Workshop Day - and with it a suspension of normal classes. As economical thinkers we are aware of the value of a day - it is the most precious resource we have. We weigh our options and choose to spend those 24 hours in a way where we anticipate the greatest benefit. Some go for productivity and others go for leisure. The essence of the decision here is "What is the best way to spend this day?"Read Full Post »
|Posted by Joe Stenard on February 8, 2010 at 2:05 PM||comments (0)|
It was this games crucial play: The ONSIDE KICK!
Instead of returning the ball to the Colts as expected, Coach Payton surprised everyone by trying a very risky play. It turned out well for the Saints but it could have been humiliating and been recorded as notoriously foolhardy. The point I focus on here is not the outcome, but the decision process.
Consider the risks:
use a punter who has never tried this in a NFL game and has onl...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Joe Stenard on February 8, 2010 at 2:03 PM||comments (0)|
This paper sent in from an alert member:
If you like economics and like the funny papers then you will love this pdf.
|Posted by Joe Stenard on February 8, 2010 at 1:32 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Joe Stenard on February 6, 2010 at 7:15 PM||comments (0)|
February 6, 2010
Even the professor has work to do over the weekend. I am creating this website, preparing something special for my students, customizing the exam to reflect the most recent student presentations, grading papers and writing papers.
I am reminded of the economic principle of cost/benefit analysis: I perceive a high benefit for all concerned (a win-win situation) but also a large up front cost (in the terms of time consumed and op...Read Full Post »