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Oversubscribed Classes

I make a brief cameo appearance in this Chronicle of Higher Education article about how universities allocate students to popular courses.

It mentions the student who tried to sell her spot in my class, thereby bringing down the wrath of the University administration. I liked her approach, though, so we’ve now got her employed doing research assistance for the sequel to Freakonomics.

The first problem set is now due in my class, and it’s a hard one. I suspect there are plenty of students wishing they had sold their spot in the class right about now.