Sunday, November 28, 2010

The economics of Seinfeld

Taken from the intro to the site:
Seinfeld ran for nine seasons on NBC and became famous as a “show about nothing.” Basically, the show allows viewers to follow the antics of Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer as they move through their daily lives, often encountering interesting people or dealing with special circumstances. It is the simplicity of Seinfeld that makes it so appropriate for use in economics courses. Using these clips (as well as clips from other television shows or movies) makes economic concepts come alive, making them more real for students. Ultimately, students will start seeing economics everywhere – in other TV shows, in popular music, and most importantly, in their own lives.

The site was started by professors at both Eastern Illinois and Baker University using the Seinfeld DVD box set as its base. Each economic concept is outlined with clips from the series, then it shows where to find it in the box set.


The Barber

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George thinks he has been offered a job, but the man offering it to him got interrupted in the middle of the offer, and will be on vacation for the next week. George, unsure whether an offer has actually been extended, decides that his best strategy is to show up. If the job was indeed his, this is the right move. But even if the job is not, he believes that the benefits outweigh the costs.

DVD Information

Season: 5
Disc Number: 2

Clip Locations (DVD)

    • 00:00:40 - 00:02:14
    • 00:05:06 - 00:05:57

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