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Incentives Scorecard: Washington, D.C. Looks to Lure Production Back

From Frank Capra’s “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” to Marvel’s “Captain America” franchise, the nation’s capital has long been a filming location for political dramas and other movies. 63 more words


How well are Democrat Party economic policies working out in Venezuela?

I think that when we discuss economics, we should try to identify where specific policies have been tried and then we should observe the consequences to the people who tried them. 1,065 more words


Embrace Volatility!

As I’m sure most you are aware, that’s what the market has done the past week. Just today the market opened down 1,000 points only to regain almost all of those losses by mid-day and then crash back down in the afternoon. 1,120 more words


Expensive sticks and efficient carrots

This study adds a new layer to the agency theory framework that underlies lectures 4 and 5. One important insight of agency theory is that incentive contracts are costly for firms because firms need to pay a risk premium for the risk that employees do not get their bonus. 156 more words


The Best Time to Buy a Car? Anytime!

Ever wonder why there’s an onslaught of car deals and specials for Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, and the December holiday season? That’s because the dealership’s main goal is: to get you in the door. 514 more words


Entrepreneurship Needs the Right Context

Entrepreneurship is really sexy right now.  Startup founders are like rock stars and you can’t go a day without seeing articles about them.  As far as it goes, I welcome this trend.   496 more words


Incentives Scorecard: Ukraine, Georgia Set to Offer Production Rebates

The former Soviet republics of Georgia and Ukraine will soon join the ranks of countries offering incentives to foreign producers. The Georgian National Film Center recently announced it would launch a 20% tax rebate program in January that would cover qualified expenses, with an additional 2% for Georgian elements such as hiring local cast and the promotion of Georgian culture. 53 more words