August 15, 2018

Economics of Love Island

written by Alex Teytelboym

If you haven’t yet watched Love Island, a British reality TV show, you haven’t missed out. Its premise is simple: a few dozen very attractive, heterosexual twenty-somethings spend seven weeks in a villa in Mallorca without much more than a bathing suit and a raging libido. Once a week they get to decide whom they want...

July 23, 2018

What to do if you find yourself in a volunteer’s dilemma

written by Julia Stauf

A couple of days before Christmas, the CEO of our company sent an email to all the staff asking for someone to research a certain topic. I was immediately reminded of an academic paper I wrote a while back that covered the volunteer’s dilemma (VD). Our CEO’s request provided an excellent opportunity to study the VD in...

June 20, 2018

Matching Markets and the Boston Mechanism

written by TWS Partners

The study of matching markets has a long tradition in economics and is a major focus in the field of market design. Examples of matching markets are manifold, ranging from kidney exchange through to school selection and online dating. One common feature across most of these markets is that monetary payment is limited...

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March 17, 2018

Airbus-Emirates: a deal fueled by game theory

written by Nafa Ben Haddej

Disclaimer: The January 2018 Airbus-Emirates A380 deal was widely covered in the press with different analysts’ opinions. This article is an original game theory take on the topic and the strategies we discuss may or may not have been deployed by the involved parties. TWS Partners presents a plausible account of events...