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Jodi Beggs: Economists Do It With Models

This site was started by Jodi Beggs, currently a lecturer at Northeastern University who has made many advancements for Economics in pop culture (like economics lessons in The Simpsons). Her posts appeal to a wider audience with easy to understand narratives, humor and wit.

The Habtic Standard

I few weeks ago I was approached to write an article about “game theory and organizations”…I wasn’t quite sure what to talk about at first, but then I realized that managers play “games” with their employees every time them implement any type of inventive system (or promotion system, for that matter!). So let’s think about the different factors we should think about when structuring incentives in the workplace, both to maximize profitability but also to do right by workers…

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