Another cup of coffee

12 August, 2018 at 11:52 | Posted in Varia | 1 Comment

At last (on Via Garibaldi, Genova) we found a cup big enough for the morning coffee needs of my better half …

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Being an economist, I, of course, came to think of a famous experiment involving coffee …

Pros. Kahneman, Knetsch & Thaler conducted a study to see how the endowment effect influences our decision making.

The scientists randomly divided participants into buyers and sellers and gave the sellers coffee mugs as a gift. They then asked the sellers for how much they would sell the mug and asked the buyers for how much they would buy it.

EndowmentEffectResults showed that the sellers (who owned the mugs) placed a significantly higher value on the mugs than the buyers did. They were willing to sell a mug for $7.12 while buyers were willing to pay $2.87 (median reservation prices).

People appreciate things that they already own more than those which they might own. The fear of losing the mug (loss aversion) becomes the cause of the contradiction in the evaluation of the cost of the coffee mug.

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Mein Herr und mein Gott

11 August, 2018 at 22:46 | Posted in Varia | Leave a comment

 

The Gray Ghost

10 August, 2018 at 16:57 | Posted in Varia | Leave a comment

 

For Tora and David, with whom, when they were just little kids, I spent hours and hours watching this​ series back at​ the beginning of the 90’s.
They were my heroes then.
They still are.

Another dime in the jukebox

10 August, 2018 at 16:21 | Posted in Varia | Leave a comment

 

Gently​ weeping​

10 August, 2018 at 16:00 | Posted in Varia | Leave a comment

 

My first album

8 August, 2018 at 23:10 | Posted in Varia | Leave a comment

 

Tanti saluti delle Cinque Terre

31 July, 2018 at 18:40 | Posted in Varia | Leave a comment

 

Il ritmo della passione

30 July, 2018 at 18:17 | Posted in Varia | Leave a comment

 

Still shining

28 July, 2018 at 22:50 | Posted in Varia | 1 Comment

Heard a couple of street guitarists play this classic outside Il Duomo di Milano earlier this evening. Still absolutely fabulous after all these years:

On tour again

24 July, 2018 at 13:53 | Posted in Varia | 1 Comment

Guest appearances in Hamburg, Zurich, Milan and Genoa.
Regular blogging will be resumed in August.

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