Disney’s Dynamic Pricing Power

Displaying Disney’s pricing power, they will implement dynamic pricing for 1-Day tickets and as do the airlines, Amazon and Uber.

The Impact of a Cardboard Economy

With the growth of online shopping and the cardboard containers used to ship all we buy, we are creating a long list of externalities that affect us daily.

Where Your Price Depends On Your Timing

Dynamic pricing at Amazon, the Indianapolis Zoo and a Dallas toll road displays how price influences buyer and seller behavior.

The Unintended Consequences of Parental Leave

Although firms and countries have family friendly policies with generous paternity and maternity leave, the impact has harmed women’s chances for promotion.

Airline Pricing Mysteries

Left to fluctuate freely, a price can tell us information about social norms, efficiency, technology, incentives, quality and supply and demand.

There’s No Such Thing as a Free Delivery

For consumers and retailers, decisions about delivery speed and price involve tradeoffs with each hoping to minimize the cost and maximize the purchase.

Drones and Property Rights In the Air

Regulation of innovations like drones can take us back to old economic principles like property rights that have supported the market system for centuries.

What UPS Learned from Henry Ford

Because free shipping creates pressure on retailers to send parcels more cheaply, UPS has had to lower costs by increasing processing productivity.

How Uber and Amazon Use Pricing Power

Displaying some pricing power, dynamic pricing on Amazon, for airlines, Uber and elsewhere recognizes and responds to changes in demand to maximize profits.

What You Might Not Know About Alibaba's Jack Ma

Seeing the Alibaba IPO in the headlines, I wanted to share these excerpts from a 2006 CNN interview of Jack Ma: About his firm’s name: “One day I was in San Francisco in a coffee shop, and I was thinking…