Episode 70

Coulter City Wildcat


May 31st, 2020

1 hr 33 mins 40 secs

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About this Episode

Nathan and Eppy go wildcatting with Jim and Rocky in S3E6 Coulter City Wildcat. Rocky is forced to sign over the mineral rights to a oil lease he won in a lottery he's been playing, and Jim is determined to find out why his dad was roughed up and what scam is at the heart of the matter. They take a road trip to Coulter City to unravel a stubborn mystery, and we have a great time riding along with them in their efforts. While we found the mechanics of the plot to be little obscure, this is a hell of a fun episode overall!

Here's the link to the economics paper about oil leasing we talk about - To Trade or Not To Trade: Oil Leases, Information Asymmetry, and Coase (2019)

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