The Efficiency Wage Theory

According to the Efficiency Wage Theory firms can operate more efficiently and become more productive if they pay wages above the equilibrium level. There are actually four different theories, according to which firms can benefit in four different ways from paying efficiency wages: higher employee effort, lower employee turnover, attracting higher quality employees, and more […]

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The Four Types of Economic Systems

As you probably know, there are countless economies across the world. All of them are unique in their own way, but they still share a significant number of characteristics. Thus, we can categorize them into four types of economic systems; traditional economies, command economies, market economies and mixed economies. All of them rely on […]

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Most Popular Posts of 2016

2016 has been an exciting year for us. Starting the year as Principles of Economics and Business, we have relaunched the website in August under the name Quickonomics. The new website provides a platform where everyone can quickly and easily get access to relevant and interesting economic content. As a result of […]

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The Prisoner’s Dilemma

The prisoner’s dilemma is arguably the most famous example of game theory. It describes a situation (i.e. game) between two prisoners, who act in their own self-interest, which results in an inefficient outcome for both of them. In essence, the prisoner’s dilemma illustrates why it can be difficult to maintain cooperation […]

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The Coase Theorem

The Coase Theorem (named after the British economist Ronald Coase) is a famous theorem that addresses the question of how effectively private markets can deal with externalities. In essence, it states that private parties can solve the problem of externalities on their own, if they can bargain over the allocation of […]

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