Ambitious, but fun; This class in miniature!
Where $V$ is the NPV of your education, $B$ is biz/econ skills, and $T$ is the technical skills covered in this class:
On #2: Who has estimated beta for a stock in FIN323, FIN328, or FIN335?
On #3: Let's play a game!
The two solutions have commonalities:
Well... thousands of them. Enter: Zillow.
Except... we didn't need hindsight. An NBER working paper from 2020 discussed the issues this business model faces
Recall, my three initial assertions:
The Zillow case study illustrates the last one.
The Zillow team got obsessed with the technical skills and how good their pricing model could be. A little attention to the business forces could have saved them a lot of money!
So that you get the good jobs, but avoid losing $381m!
A grade? Sure!
But that's not what I'm talking about...
The penultimate assignment is about glory