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Bart Wilson: December 2013

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A Literary Theoretical Treatment of Prices

Alternative Economics
Bart Wilson
Let's see how far we can take the thesis that prices are like words, not by further deconstructing how individual words work, but by considering how a collection of words works in the discourse of a novel. I have never... MORE

Exchange and the Human Condition

Economic Education
Bart Wilson
Humanomics is almost over. All that remains are a third of the oral final exams. (Yes, oral final exams for first semester freshmen. Two professors, one student, and a video camera. Good times all around.) For the first time we... MORE

Looking for Love in the Laboratory

Economic Education
Bart Wilson
The last experiment in Humanomics is a variation of a treatment in an article by Mary Rigdon, Kevin McCabe, and Vernon Smith. In my version, people are paired to play the following extensive form game: Person 1 makes the first... MORE

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