Back on the Market: What Online Dating Reveals About Economics

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After his 20-year marriage ended in divorce, Stanford economics professor Paul Oyer decided to try online dating. His economic sensibilities helped him navigate the plethora of online profiles and understand trends in dating preferences. In the process, he found that the online dating "market" offers a useful case study for teaching economics to novices. Oyer joins us to talk about his new book, "Everything I Ever Needed to Know About Economics I Learned From Online Dating."


Paul Oyer, professor of economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and author of "Everything I Ever Needed to Know about Economics I Learned from Online Dating"