The Economics of The Office

Learning economics from the world's best boss

The Incentive

When Andy becomes the new manager, he institutes a 'points system' to incentivize the office to sell more paper. His plan works better than expected when he offers to tattoo himself as the grand prize. This clip is a funny example of the power of incentives.

Season 8 Episode 2 "The Incentive"

Labor Productivity (J24) Microeconomic Behavior: Underlying Principles (D01) Compensation Packages (J33)

Phyllis Pam Stanley Dwight Jim Andy

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