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Balbien: Game theory can reform health care industry

By   /  Friday, June 8th, 2018  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Balbien: Game theory can reform health care industry

By Joel Balbien Economists use game theory to model interactions among patients and doctors where there is strategic behavior by agents who understand that their actions affect the actions of others. It is assumed that each agent has a best response to the actions of all other players, and that this can lead to predictable Read More →

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Game theory gives entrepreneurs an edge

By   /  Friday, February 2nd, 2018  /  East Ventura County, Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Technology  /  Comments Off on Game theory gives entrepreneurs an edge

By Joel Balbien Economists use game theory to model interactions among firms, customers, regulators and other market participants where there is strategic behavior by these agents who understand that their actions affect the actions of others. It is assumed that each agent has a best response to the actions of all other players, and that Read More →

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Thornberg: Slower growing economy doesn’t mean recession near

By   /  Friday, November 3rd, 2017  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Thornberg: Slower growing economy doesn’t mean recession near

The eight-year trend of economic growth in California and the Central Coast does not necessarily mean a recession is coming, according to economists who spoke at the Central Coast Economic Forecast on Nov. 3 in San Luis Obispo. A common belief is that the economy has a life cycle that inevitably switches back and forth Read More →

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Area economists pin region’s CRE rebound on labor markets

By   /  Friday, June 10th, 2011  /  Columns, Real Estate, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Area economists pin region’s CRE rebound on labor markets

Five area economists weigh in on the health of the region’s commercial real estate market.

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