How to Design Your Next Product? Damage It

In this series of articles, Professor Viard discusses the role of economics in everyday life in China and the world. Last time I talked about price discrimination and printers. That got me thinking about an experience I had last summer. I ventured into the Tesla dealership in Beijing’s Parkview Green building to check out the …

Getting Bikes off the Streets Helps Bike-Sharing Firms

When I was a kid growing up on our family farm my parents often told me to do something “because it was good for me.” At the time, I often did not think it was, but now that I am older I realize they were usually right. Occasionally, the same can be said for the …

An Intentional Misprint

In this series of articles, Professor Viard discusses the role of economics in everyday life in China and the world. Recently, I shipped a Hewlett Packard (HP) printer that I had purchased in Beijing to use in my office in Hong Kong. It arrived in good condition and I replaced the ink cartridges with new …

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