Journal of Economic Perspectives: Vol. 4 No. 1 (Winter 1990)


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Puzzles: Slot Machines, Zomepirac, Squash, and More

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Nalebuff, Barry. 1990. "Puzzles: Slot Machines, Zomepirac, Squash, and More." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 4(1): 179-187.

DOI: 10.1257/jep.4.1.179


This issue of puzzles can only be described as eclectic. The topics of the puzzles range from medical statistics to TV game shows to Las Vegas slot machines to squash to running around in squares. As usual, most puzzle answers are at the back. However, the first and last puzzles are unsolved. I offer a conjecture for one—the right answer could prove quite valuable.

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Nalebuff, Barry (Yale U)

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011: General Economics


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