Reflection and Discussion
Chapter 2: The One Lesson of Business
Chapter 3: Benefits, Costs, and Decisions
Chapter 4: Extent (how much) Decisions
Reflect on the assigned readings for the week. Identify what you thought was the most important concept(s), method(s), term(s), and/or any other thing that you felt was worthy of your understanding.
Also, provide a graduate-level response to each of the following questions:
Describe a decision that you or your company made that involved opportunity costs that should have been considered. Why did your company make the decision? What should it have done? Compute the profit consequences of the change.
Problem Set #1
1. According Interland (2009) the art of economics consists in looking not merely at the immediate but at the longer effects of any act or policy; it consists of tracing the consequences of that policy not merely for one group but for all groups. Discuss
Jeneen Interlandi, “Not Just Urban Leg- end,” Newsweek, January, 19, 2009
2. 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?
The assignment is to answer the question provided above in essay form. This is to be in narrative form. Bullet points should not to be used. The paper should be at least 1.5 – 2 pages in length, Times New Roman 12-pt font, double-spaced, 1 inch margins and utilizing at least one outside scholarly or professional source related to organizational behavior. This does not mean blogs or websites. This source should be a published article in a scholarly journal. This source should provide substance and not just be mentioned briefly to fulfill this criteria. The textbook should also be utilized. Do not use quotes. Do not insert excess line spacing. APA formatting and citation should be used.