Friday, July 17, 2015

No Extra Credit for You!

An interesting exercise.  I may try this in the fall for my large "Intro to PE" class, especially since there is no risk of actually having to give out any extra credit given how people will react.

The story.

The bottom line:  The "question"... Click for an even more self-interested answer.

The obvious response is that in classes that are small, and communicate, they have some chance of solving this.  But in large classes, with anonymous responses and secret scoring....not much risk to the prof., I'd say...


  1. Don't vote!
    This may also be good political advice.

  2. Isn't it good that for the socially responsible investor, who wishes to save with a conscience, there are a plethora of 'ethical' funds available.


Do you have suggestions on where we could find more examples of this phenomenon?