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Frictions

by Jadrian

This episode is an example of employer frictions resulting from search costs. Both Holt and Peralta have to devote man-hours to the search, and for the particularly selective Captain Holt, the search costs are high enough that Holt is willing to do the work of an assistant himself without extra pay. The opportunity cost of Peralta searching for assistant is less than the opportunity cost of Holt searching, likely both because Holt faces high psychic costs of the search and because, as a detective, Peralta's time is worth less to the precinct than the captain's time. Holt's decision to allow Peralta to search for an assistant suggests that the opportunity cost of Peralta's lost man-hours do not outweigh the expected gain of Holt having an administrative assistant, which would allow Holt to be more productive in his position in the future and results in a net gain for the overall productivity of the precinct.

Brooklyn 99 -- The Assistant

Jake helps Cpt Holt find an assistant

from Brooklyn 99 (2019)
Creator: Michael Schur and Dan Goor
Distributor: Hulu
Posted by Jadrian
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