The other day, I received a phone call from a number with my area code. I answered and then the conversation went like this: Caller: Hi… Me: Hello…hello? Caller: …Oh sorry…I was having problems with my headset… Me:[Realizing this is a recording] Oh alright then… Caller: I’m calling to let you know you’ve won… And that’s when I hung up. If you have a cell phone, you’ve probably received a phone call like this and wondered, how do scams like these still happen? Does anybody actually give their information? Then I wondered how schemes like this can even be profitable. After Continue reading Identifying the Gullible: Why are there so many Nigerian princes out there?
Welcome back readers! This week on Thesis Corner we have another interview for you, but first have you heard about the PIE Conference happening on campus this weekend? Economics department professor Lisa Nunn will be one of the speakers tomorrow, along with many other campus voices about what frames their worlds. Check it out on Facebook. Also, if you’re an Economics student, we will be having Social Hour this afternoon from 4-6pm at Engine House No. 9. The department will provide the appetizers and conversation, all you need to do is show up! Now, here’s Kenji Sekino and his thesis on crime economics, “When Contempt Causes Animosity: How criminals perceive criminal Continue reading Thesis Corner | Kenji Sekino