Snabba Cash is a Swedish series following the complicated life of a single mom becoming a
businesswoman in the tech industry. Her past life, indirectly linked to a local drug cartel, is
resurfacing as she tries to bring her company to the next level.


Clip #1

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  • Categories: Microeconomics, industrial organization, game theory
  • Concepts: Cartel, monopoly.
  • Background: After one gang violated another territory, the two gangs discussed their exclusive territory and agreed not to deal drugs on each other territory.
  • Question 1: Why do gangs want the exclusive right to sell in a defined territory, and why is it so complicated for them to stick to their agreement?
  • Question 2: Create a payoff matrix to explain why it is potentially profitable for gangs to form a cartel and why, if they do, they also have an incentive to break the cartel.

Clip #2

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  • Categorie: Microeconomics
  • Concepts: Normal good.
  • Background: Leya explains to her son, Sami, that when she becomes more prosperous, she’ll be able to afford more things for him.
  • Question: Based on the discussion between Leya and her son, what type of goods are kids’ cars and amusement park visits?

Clip #3

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  • Categories: Macroeconomics, Finance, Money and Banking
  • Concepts: Equity financing.
  • Background: Leya urgently needs money for her company. She exchanges stocks in her company with her friends for an opportunity to get the money she needs.
  • Question 1: Why does Leya’s partner want equity in her company? Leya’s friend is not asking for bonds. What does that say about her expectations about Leya’s company’s future?
  • Question 2: If you were Leya, would you rather sell stocks or bonds? Explain the difference.

Clip #4

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  • Categories: Microeconomics, Industrial Organization
  • Concepts: Transaction costs.
  • Background: Making business often involves more than just producing and selling. The following clip shows three examples of situations related to doing business that are not directly about production and sales.
  • Question: Define “transaction cost” and explain why these three situations exemplify
    transaction costs.