How Mood Affects Your Bank Loan

Through behavioral finance studies of robberies and emotion laden events like the Super Bowl, researchers show a correlation between mood and decisions.

The Reason Norway Said No to the Olympics

Because host countries for the Olympics and World Cup spend too much on new stadiums, their subsequent return on investment (ROI) is usually inadequate.

A Water Shortage During Brazil’s World Cup

A major source of Sao Paulo, Brazil’s water supply has shrunk. Down to 14.7% of its capacity, the Cantareira Basin supplies almost half the area’s water. With little rain until recently (and it’s the rainy season from December to March)…

World Cup Soccer and Game Theory

Economists can explain more about soccer than we might expect. Why, for example, do players rarely kick down the middle when taking a penalty? This takes us to “The Prisoners’ Dilemma.” Please assume that when arrested, two bank robbers do…