Download this podcast SARAH GREEN: Welcome to the HBR Idea Cast. I’m talking today with Paul Oyer, Professor of Economics at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. SARAH GREEN: So Paul, I’d like to just kick off by talking a little bit about the economic concept of search costs.He’s the author of the book, Everything I Ever Needed to Know About Economics I Learned from Online Dating. Can you just maybe describe what the concept is and how you’ve applied it to this idea of looking for a life partner?Station Bio- WTOG-TV first began operations on November 4, 1968, broadcasting on UHF channel 44.Dan joined Two Sigma Ventures as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence in 2015.
So if we just go into some market where everything is commodity, I don’t know, stocks, or bonds, or something like that, we don’t need to do much searching.Dan holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.He received his BA in economics and philosophy from Columbia University, where he cofounded the Columbia Entrepreneurship Club and grew an advertising business through the university’s incubator.The book is an easy read but it is filled with ideas.It's also funny and personal---the author's warmth and self-deprecating sense of humor come through.