[Unlocked] Medical Doctors Spend Years

[Unlocked] Medical Doctors Spend Years


Because of the housing bubble, many houses are now selling for much less than their selling price just two to three years ago. There is evidence that homeowners with virtually identical houses tend to ask for more if they paid more for the house. What fallacy are they making?

Discussion 2.1

Children in poor neighborhoods have bleak outlooks on life and do not see much gain to studying. A recent experiment is paying children in poor neighborhoods $100 for each “A” they earn in a six-week grade reporting cycle. How does this affect the children’s behavior?

Discussion 2.2

Probably the most important source of capital is human capital. For example, most medical doctors spend years learning to practice medicine. Doctors are willing to make large investments in their human capital because they expect to be compensated for doing so when they begin work. In Canada, the government nationalized the health-care system and reduced doctors’ compensation. Is this a form of post-investment hold-up?