Lecture 7

Lecture 7 - Economics 101 UCLA Jernej Copic Lecture 7 Time...

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Unformatted text preview: Economics 101, UCLA Jernej Copic Lecture 7. Time: interest-rate and discounting. Interest rates and discounting. Time and discounting. One day, No1 was dreamily reminiscing of his days as a young buck which took place during the early times of the Roman republic. No1 is indeed very old and experienced, and also greatly enjoys recounting his exciting adventures to his team; the others must patiently listen lest they should face No1’s disappointment at their disrespectful behavior. “In those times,” No1 narrates, “we, patrician Romans used to go by the saying carpe diem ,” representing their inclination to live life to its fullest every single day, with no apparent constraints. This was of course easy and possible - their faithful servants happily understood their place in society and provided anything needed at the whims of their patrician masters. “Alas,” recollects No1, “we had no idea of what was coming... By the time of those damn revolutionaries, I had to start my job as a manager of this outfit, thinking about dimes and pennies... What a disgrace that I should work, and even worse, that I should think of such trivial matters, a descendant of the Greek philosopher Epicurus himself. Not only that whatever I would spend one day was gone the next – I also came to realize that there was a certain trade-o ff .” To explain this trade-o ff to his team, No1 refers to a particular episode when he rendered his services to Robespierre. Due to the general chaos there was a hyperinflation,rendered his services to Robespierre....
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2012 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Buddin during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.

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Lecture 7 - Economics 101 UCLA Jernej Copic Lecture 7 Time...

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