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Is over-valuation of a start up genuinely detrimental to the start up's future?

I recently watched S02E01 of Silicon Valley. In it, having demonstrated a breakthrough algorithm, the guys are pursued by investors with increasing funding offers. However, the founder is warned ...
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Investment = Saving relation in an open economy

I am reading the book Macroeconomics by Olivier Blanchard. It states that an alternative way of looking at an goods market equilibrium is investment = saving. In an open economy it states the ...
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Is there a theory about investors' behaviour during bubbles?

As far as I can see there are two senses in which it's 'rational' for an investor to buy during a bubble. The investor has erroneously overvalued the value of the stock/commodity. The investor is ...
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Bubble and productive investments

Is there some consenus in the literature as to what features characterize a bubble investment as distinct from a productive investment?
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do I need to pay tax if I earn 10 pounds from peer to peer investment [migrated]

quick question: if I earned 10 pounds in tax year 2014/15 do I need to pay tax? I just started investing in Funding Circle, I earned few pounds. This just looks silly to pay tax from 10 pounds but ...
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Scaling Adjustment Costs

Take a cont. diff, convex and increasing cost function $c(X)$. Say you start with a stock $K$, and want to (dis)invest $I$. Many adjustment cost functions (for example, the first example on page 2 ...
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Does the amount of inward investments affect inflation?

I understand that inflation has an impact on the foreign direct investment. But can the opposite be true? The amount of foreign direct investment has an impact on the inflation of the country that ...
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Does 'ethical investing' have any effect?

Some mutual funds make a point of only investing in ethical companies (eg avoiding arms companies, polluters, human rights violators, etc). Or other organisations pressure funds to stop investing in ...
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Derive marginal productivity conditions in DW Jorgenson paper

I'm reading Jorgenson, Dale W. (1963), "Capital Theory and Investment Behavior", American Economic Review. Vol 53, No. 2, pp. 247-259. http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/1823868.pdf I would like ...
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Lower ROI because of zero interest rate

I've heard an interview with Bill Gross in which he claims that one of the problems with lower interest rate is that it leads to a lower ROI in the real economy. How can that be?
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How does economics cope with production processes that have large lumpy investment requirements?

If seems that all equations (e.g. Price elasticity of supply ) assume that there is a marginal cost of production that is nicely related to the level of output. But clearly you can’t buy half a new ...
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Real option effect of uncertainty - irreversiblity vs fixed cost

There is a growing literature (e.g. Bloom, 2009) studying negative macroeconomic impacts of heightened uncertainty. One channel through which uncertainty can discourage economic activity, and ...
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What is the effect of redirecting government tax intake to a consumer retirement saving incentive?

In New Zealand we have a retirement saving scheme called Kiwisaver. The scheme is opt in. If a consumer opts in, they must save at least 3% of their income, which they can't access until retirement. ...