Bazinganomics is a collaboration between James Tierney, Wayne Geerling, & Jadrian Wooten from Penn State University, Dirk Mateer from the University of Arizona, and Ben Smith from the University of Nebraska, Omaha.  The project is an independent endeavor and unassociated with our host institutions. 

We started this project in order to add to the already beneficial resources available online that connect pop culture to economic concepts. Websites already exist on The Economics of Seinfeld and The Economics of The Office. 

As The Big Bang Theory continues into its eighth season, more and more examples of economic topics continue to pop up. As the clips roll in we will be adding them to the collection.


James Tierney

Penn State University


Wayne Geerling

Penn State University


Jadrian Wooten

Penn State University


Dirk Mateer


University of Arizona


Ben Smith

University of Nebraska, Omaha

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