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Fatal Equilibrium

ISBN-10: 0345331583
ISBN-13: 9780345331588
Edition: 1986
Authors: Marshall Jevons
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Description: At Harvard, tenure decisions are a matter of life -- or death. For Dennis Gossen, the economics department whiz kid currently being considered for tenure, it's definitely death. When he's turned down by the high-and-mighty Promotion and Tenure  More...

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Book details

List price: $7.99
Copyright year: 1986
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/12/1986
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 4.00" wide x 7.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.220
Language: English

At Harvard, tenure decisions are a matter of life -- or death. For Dennis Gossen, the economics department whiz kid currently being considered for tenure, it's definitely death. When he's turned down by the high-and-mighty Promotion and Tenure Committee, Gossen commits suicide. A Question of Cost Accounting... Or does he? It's hard to imagine why a young man with a brilliant scholarly future -- at Harvard or not -- would come up with an equation in which the opportunity cost of killing himself (a high price, considering his potential earnings) would be outweighed by the emotional cost of failing to receive tenure. ... Or Utility? Then two members of the P and T Committee are murdered, and it becomes clear to Professor Henry Spearman of the Economics Department that the killer must be on the committee. But which of his illustrious colleagues would have significantly increased his -- or her -- utility (i.e., happiness) by murdering a faculty member or two? Or three?

Marshall Jevons is the pen name of Kenneth G. Elzinga, the Robert C. Taylor Professor of Economics at the University of Virginia. Elzinga, along with William Breit of Trinity University (1933-2011), has written three other Henry Spearman mystery novels under the Jevons pseudonym: "The Fatal Equilibrium" (Ballantine), "Murder at the Margin", and "A Deadly Indifference" (both Princeton).

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