Sunday’s post on why we can’t all be like Scandinavians attracted much more attention than anything I have posted here and earned some kind words from Acemoglu and Robinson: A fairly balanced and insightful summary of several of the comments … Continue reading
Category Archives: Motivation
Henry on Crooked Timber (I just had to repost the whole thing): The US News College Rankings Scam: Stephen Budiansky, via Cosma Shalizi’s Pinboard feed. Back in ancient times when I worked at esteemed weekly newsmagazine U.S. News & … Continue reading
Well, make this a bad example if you must. It is an example of bad incentives that produce bad outcomes. I am referring to the article by Bebchuk, Cohen, and Spamann in the Project Syndicate web site, in which the … Continue reading
Here is a TED talk about the importance of intrinsic motivation for business. Thoroughly enjoyable, and it gives a good challenge to mechanism design theorists and economists in general. (Via www.economistsdoitwithmodels.com).