This article addresses tradeoffs between efficiency and equity by examining what gives when prices don't. There are examples of concert tickets, essential supply prices following natural disasters, Uber surge pricing, and more. Richard Thaler, Nobel Prize Winner in Economics for work in behavioural economics, is quoted extensively. [...]
After meeting an Uber developer at a University of Waterloo hackathon, a student posted a paper - "The Effects of Uber's Surge Pricing - A Case Study" - by Jonathan Hall (Head of Economic Research, Legal and Public Policy at Uber Technologies), Cory Kendrick (Data Scientist at Uber Technologies) and Chris Nosko [...]
This is an entertaining (?) SourceFed YouTube video about rising bacon prices caused by a drought that increased the price of pig feed.