sábado, 18 de agosto de 2012

Economía y la Búsqueda de la Pareja

Interesante nota construida a partir de la pregunta: Can economics help you find a spouse?...

‘‘Economically, the answer to this is easy,’’ says Andrew Leigh, a federal Labor MP awarded the Economic Society of Australia’s young economist of the year award last year. ‘‘You’re solving an ‘optimal stopping’ problem. You know you’ve found ‘the one’ when you determine that the expected quality of all future matches is lower than the value of your current partner.”

The economics of love or marriage is like search theory in the labour market. You start out with preferences about what you may like in a partner, but over time you may, if searching unsuccessfully, drop your ‘‘reservation wage’’ – ie lower your standards – to settle on a job or love match. I have a lot of great, smart, good-looking female friends in Sydney who seemed to have had to reduce their reservation wage over time.”

1 comentario:

Anónimo dijo...

Woooww!!!! Está impresionante!!! Considero que incluso en aspectos que no se ven económicos, la economía puede ayudar a decidir; además, me recordó mucho a las clases del semestre pasado de trabajo y salario! :)
Saludos profe
Maffy Porras