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Everything I Ever Needed to Know about Economics I Learned from Online Dating

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Conquering the dating market—from an economists point of view

After more than twenty years, economist Paul Oyer found himself back on the dating scene—but what a difference a few years made. Dating was now dominated by sites like Match.com, eHarmony, and OkCupid. But Oyer had a secret weapon: economics.

It turns out that dating sites are no different than the markets Oyer had spent a lifetime studying. Monster.com, eBay, and other sites where individuals come together to find a match gave Oyer startling insight into the modern dating scene. The arcane language of economics—search, signaling, adverse selection, cheap talk, statistical discrimination, thick markets, and network externalities—provides a useful guide to finding a mate. Using the ideas that are central to how markets and economics and dating work, Oyer shows how you can apply these ideas to take advantage of the economics in everyday life, all around you, all the time.

For all online daters—and for anyone else swimming in the vast sea of the information economy—this book uses Oyers own experiences, and those of millions of others, to help you navigate the key economic concepts that drive the modern age.

Synopsis:

Stanford economist Paul Oyer offers a provocative, informative, and entertaining view of modern microeconomics based on his experiences with online dating.

About the Author

Paul Oyer is the Fred H. Merrill Professor of Economics at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. A former professor at Northwestern Universitys Kellogg School of Management, he is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Labor Economics. Discussions of his research into how microeconomics affect our everyday lives have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, Slate, and many other print and online publications.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781422191651
Author:
Oyer, Paul
Publisher:
Harvard Business School Press
Subject:
Economics - General
Subject:
BUSINESS STRATEGY
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20140131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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