Am I common knowledge for you?

Do you know me? Do I know that you know me? Do you know that I already know that you know me? If you answer “Yes” to the three questions, game theorists would say that I am common knowledge. When I become the common knowledge for you, you could not pretend that you do not know (recognize) me. I challenge you all.

It’s okay, I will let you know about me. My name is Jose Rizal Joesoef, from Malang, Indonesia. I graduated from (1) SMA PPSP IKIP Malang in 1986, (2) Ilmu Ekonomi dan Studi Pembangunan (IESP), Fakultas Ekonomi, Universitas Brawijaya (Unibraw) in 1993, (3) Program Magister Sains (MSc) in Economics, Fakultas Ekonomi, Universitas Gadjah Mada in 1998, and Doctoral Program in Economics, Unibraw in 2010. In short, I have been formally educated by economics.

What is economics all about? Economics teaches us about how to choose alternative(s)–among many alternatives available to us–based on (tangible and intangible) benefit-cost consideration. Leave low-benefit and high-cost alternatives, but pick high-benefit and low-cost ones!

Of course, economics is not the only way of thinking. Besides economics, we have sociology, political sciences, psychology, anthropology, even linguistics (Have you ever heard about Economics of Language?). Economists should not run away from their clients by saying “That is not an economic variable!” Instead, they have to try to analyze human lives in economic way of thinking, or if they could not do so, they should “lower their dignity” by inviting other social scientists to come into economic analysis.

In this blog, you will know more about my thoughts. But, there will be a “risk” after having known me. When I become known to you, you can not pretend that you do not know me and I also can not pretend that I never tell you about me.

17 Responses to “Am I common knowledge for you?”

  1. This’s a nice blog…., I enjoy it very much…
    Selamat Zal…

  2. Godfather banget…hehehe.
    Background item ngene terasa berat di mata, kurang cling..

  3. Selamat Pak Jose…. semoga semakin sukses karirnya, di Unibraw atau di luar.

  4. Sukses Pak…..
    Doakan aku segera menyusul kesuksesannya

  5. Evita Wulandari Says:

    Performance nya gak berubah.. Tapi filosofinya melaju kencang.. Salut,Zal! Go ahead !

  6. Salutzz…
    Kalau ekonom berarti bisa kasih solusi utk bisnis neh…
    Selamat Bro…

  7. Sebuah blog yang baik sekurangnya harus memuat tiga hal berikut: menyediakan informasi, menawarkan inspirasi, dan membuka interaksi. Blog ini kurang lebih telah memenuhi tiga unsur itu, tentu dengan segala keterbatasannya.

    Selebihnya, saya berharap blog ini kaya dengan gagasan ekonomi (sayangnya ini belum terpenuhi), sehingga setiap orang merasa perlu menengok blog ini sebagai penuntun informasi. Semoga tidak lama lagi harapan ini bisa terwujud.

    Shortly, it’s very nice blog and wellcome in the cyberworld cyndicate!

  8. be real bro, live is not game only. btw it’s nice blog i think, so go head be good bloger, especially for sharing anything. ok have nice day, be better next time.

  9. Widi Joerianto Says:

    Rizal, your blog is good. You start teached people know about economic, I always praying for your success. My regards for you family, even you will be stayed in Germany for study don’t forget to call me every Saturday!!

    Wassalam,
    Widi

  10. what a vey nice essay introduction, mas jose rizal…
    full of thought yet fun..

    it is me that want to learn from you, sir..
    you even inspire one essay in my blog…
    welcome to the blog world, sir..
    godspeed

    romora edward sitorus

  11. pak rizal, tolong jelaskan pendapat bapak atas aplikasi game theory dalam “strategi pembiayaan pembangunan” ? thanks ya pak.

  12. Congrats for your blog.

    Kemana mata melihat, hanya kubaca tentang ekonomi. Apa blog ini hanya memunculkan sisi mas Rizal sebagai ekonom saja? Padahal ada sisi lain dari mas Rizal yang menarik.

    Aku penggemar ‘black series’ tapi warna hitam di blog (dan semua postingan yang ada di blog) membuat ‘berat’ n cape. Kurang eye catching. Gimana kalu diberi warna? Dunia lebih indah karena warna kan? Ada yang berbeda n terasa istimewa….

  13. Aku sependapat dengan pendapat2 sebelumnya: blog ini penuh dengan artikel “berat”, bikin orang yang mbaca mikir. Wis mikir, ditambah dengan nuansa gelap backgroundnya.
    Kudengar pak Rizal ini juga pernah jadi pujangga, bahkan hampir jadi ustadz. Akan lebih menarik bila blog ini punya 3 kategori yang memberikan warna berbeda: kategori ilmiah, kategori sastra, dan kategori religi. Ketiganya bisa saling dikawin silangkan: religi yang ilmiah, sastra yang ilmiah, dan sastra yang religi (asik juga tuh).
    That is my idea…. 😀

  14. Edy Mulyanto Says:

    Salut Zal…
    Blog ini sederhana tapi menyimpan banyak arti.
    Sebanyak ilmu yang kamu miliki,
    Dan tetap membawa sosok dirimu yang sederhana seperti dulu…🙂

  15. Djoko Suwarno Says:

    I’ve learned not a lot of economic science/knowledge in my STIEKOP Malang and passed it in this year. But when I read the blog of Jose’s I’ve found something else it’s not a common knowledge for me. It’s about a pride and more than just a simply ‘mind-touring’ that guided me walking through the THINKING GARDEN.

  16. wah menarik sekali isinya..
    saya berencana mengambil Tugas Akhir tentang Game Theory. Info disini membantu saya untuk ‘mendekatkan diri’ pada topik ini.
    salam, Milson (Matematik ITB)

  17. Jose Rizal Joesoef Says:

    Selamat berTUGASAKHIR dengan game theory …

    Salam juga …

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