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Partial differential equations in economics

Where, in economics, are partial differential equations used? I'm particularly interested in micro theory applications, but would also be keen to know of other applications.
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What textbook can I use to understand engineering economics?

I'm an Engineering Physics student and this semester I took the course "Engineering Economics" as a requirement to complete the management sciences credits in my program, I need a good textbook to ...
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Structural estimation

My understanding of structural estimation follows the lines beautifully lectured by Christophe Taber (U. of Wisconsin): Identify the policy question to be answered Write down a model that can ...
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Why has this type of research fallen out of grace?

I am reading Dasgupta's Very Short Introduction to Economics. He talks about culture. Specifically the work of Max Weber trying to explain the influence of protestant ethic on the rise of capitalism. ...
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Why are people rich?

Different people become rich for different reasons, such as: Developing/selling a great product Investing Winning the lottery Inheriting family money Some of these seem more fair than others, ...
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Quality of French wine in the US vs French wine in France

I remember reading a study/paper saying that the AVERAGE bottle of french wine drunk in the US is better than the average bottle of french wine drunk in France, due to the fact that nobody bothers to ...
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Quantifiable aspects of the US economy [closed]

I'm currently doing some research working to find correlations between the political party in power and different aspects of the US economy. So far, I have been working strictly with the US budget ...
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Equilibria for multi-round 'Markov' games?

I'm interested in zero-sum symmetric games which have the following form. Each player has a counter which starts at 0. Each turn, a player may choose from a fixed set of actions. A player's counter is ...
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Increasing prevalence of price discrimination

It seems to me that the variation of prices for similar or identical products has grown over the last decade. A few examples: On major air routes, price differences between low-cost and traditional ...
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References about market sampling

Suppose the government wants to determine the efficient price of a certain commodity for which there is no competitive market. One way to do this is to take a sample of the potential buyers and ask ...
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Merchandise market arbitrage and dominant trading strategies

Does a paper excist which provides empirical evidence that arbitrage (or even DTS) can be found on merchandise markets? Therefore buying a product at one market while a higher selling price is already ...
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Academic paper which justifies why companies are run better privately

A few years ago I was reading The Economist and I remember it stated a particular academic paper that underpinned the rationale for the existence of private equity firms. I have tried to find this ...
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Quickest way to learn about yield management and revenue maximization?

I have been asked to determine the optimal ticket prices for live-events. Strictly speaking, I'm working as a data scientist for this company, so this question is a outside my field of expertise. I ...
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Source for accretion/dilution analysis

When reading and corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions, I keep seeing the concept of accretion and dilution analysis. See ...
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Corelation between money growth and inflation

I am looking for some thorough papers on relation between money supply and inflation in short and long run i.e. how and why money supply affect prices in short and long run? I was trying to find some ...
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Authoritative Books on Subprime Mortgage Crisis

I'm looking to learn more in detail about the situations and actions that setup the sub-prime mortgage crisis. In particular I'm looking for an authoritative book or books that provides a multifaceted ...
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Two good sources (books preferably) that show the leading and most reasonable arguments for/against “trickle down economics”?

I was raised by fairly conservative parents and throughout my childhood have had the impression that Reagan was the standard candle to which all policy should be held to and in particular Reaganomics ...
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Fair and efficient allocation of “family goods”

Consider an exchange economy with two goods, e.g. home furniture (x) and electrical equipment (y). The interesting thing about these goods is that, when a family owns a bundle, all members of the ...
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Book for Bretton Woods conferences and gold standard

I am looking for a good book to explain to me why the gold standard existed and why in the Bretton Woods conferences, some countries choose to abandon it. An explanation of the general scenario in a ...
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Articles about police complaints for a lit review?

I'm doing a research paper about how different cities have different quality of police service. I want to do a regression where the dependent variable is number of sustained complaints per 10 officers ...
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Global Macro Investing textbooks and reading list

What is a good reading list for Global Macro investing? What does Bridgewater, Bervan Howard, Soros, AQR etc. use to teach their staff about macroeconomic investing? Let us assume a top-class ...
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Theories relevent to institutional quality and economic development [closed]

I want to write a term paper on institutional quality and economic development. what will be its possible theoretical framework?
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Merger simulation literature request

In an effort to empirically back up merger simulation models (which are rarely used in practice) I am trying to find 'old' papers, working papers, memos, etc. that have data on simulations people ran ...
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Are terrorists rational?

Terrorism in general, and suicidal terrorism in particular, is popularly seen as “irrational,” but many economists and political scientists argue otherwise. This quote is from Terrorism: The ...
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How to measure quality of education across countries?

For my research, I need a measure of the quality of education that I could apply to multiple countries. It must include quality of tertiary education. Standard measures like HDI Education Index are ...
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Getting up to Date on Macro

I have undergraduate level experience in macroeconomics...but I want to do some further learning to try and acquaint myself with where mainstream macroeconomics is at the moment in the hopes that I ...
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Are these products substitutes or independent?

A consumer's preferences are represented by the following utility function: $$u(x,y,m) = x+y+m$$ where $m$ is money. Are the goods $x,y$ substitute goods or independent goods? Microeconomic ...
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Any research done on relationship between fertility rate and wealth?

I am discussing about evolution theory with a philosophy student and she observes that wealthier families tend to have fewer children, which kind of goes against natural selection, i.e. the genes of ...
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Impact of news coverage on ecomomy

I was wondering whether there exists a study which measures the impact of economic news coverage to gdp or something like that
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Textbook covering calculus and probability theory

Is anyone able to recommend a textbook that covers the following topics at a level suitable for econ undergraduates? Differential calculus, including the various rules of differentiation and partial ...
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Measuring “Intangible Utility” (reference request/methodological discussion)

I was just listening to some music and I found myself thinking about how I might measure the utility I experience from listening to it. I know there has been a lot of work done with measuring utility ...
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literaure recommendation for nonlinear relation between unavailability of basic commodity and discomfort?

I am not from economic background, so please accept my apology in advance if my question sounds stupid or insingificant. I am looking for literautre (empirical studies, pilot study, survey, or theory) ...
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Game with predatory player (reference request)

I am interested in a multiplayer game where one player gains utility, not just by winning, but by seeing one other player (chosen in advance) lose (or come in last place if the game has an ordered ...
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Human Capital and Investment into Children

Famous labor economist James Heckman made the argument that given money for investing into educating people, we should invest into young children, and pretty much only that age group, because they ...
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What are good books about monopolies and market failures?

Is there a good undergraduate level book specifically about economic monopolies and market failures?
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Demand function of a family

Different family members have different utility functions, but All family members consume the same bundle. For example, consider a family $F$ that has to select a bundle of funiture ($x$) and ...
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Methods or models to predict activity of clients of a bank?

I'm a Physicist but I'd like to know if there are some methods or models to predict the activity of the clients of a bank. I heard that banks are interested in this sort of analysis so I got curious ...
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Reference request on utilization of technology

There are many studies on the rate of adoption and diffusion of technologies. Are there any papers (preferably empirical ones) on the utilization of technology? What I mean by "utilization" is whether ...
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Is there a (mostly) objective study regarding minimum wage and job growth?

I think over the course of the past couple years the topic of wealth-inequality and living wages has become increasingly commonplace, and really one of the most debated topics (among us casuals at ...
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Do machines reduce labor… or so they redistribute, alter, and globally increase labor?

John Stuart Mill famously remarked that labor-saving machines have not saved one minute of labor. More seriously, Marx argued, roughly, that machines can gain temporary market advantage, but cannot ...
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A timeline on the the key achievements of Economics and its evolution

Something I've never seen in Economics but have in Maths and Chemistry and really enjoyed is that when I took it we got to the see the evolution of the science (and yes Economics is a [social] science ...
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Payoffs in an infinitely-repeated game with discounting

Consider a game with the following payoff matrix: 3,5 0,0 0,0 0,0 5,3 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 Suppose the game is played infinitely many times, and both ...
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Group contamination in Regression Discontinuity

I'm an undergraduate student I have an empirical question regarding Regression Discontinuity and Diff-in-Diff methods. I'm currently evaluating the impact on fertility of a Conditional Cash Transfer ...
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Thesis-advisor/student pairs that won the nobel prize

I am trying to compile a list of winners of the Nobel memorial prize in economics whose thesis advisor also won the prize. So far I have ...
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Monopolistic and Bertrand (Nash) Competition

Can we view the monopolistic competition equilibrium (a la Dixit-Stigliz) as the limit case of a Bertrand competition with an infinite number of firms providing differentiated products, where the ...
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Economic theory / papers on sovereign debt?

I am an undergraduate student who does some research on sovereign debt and its sustainability. Which papers are essential to understand how sovereign debt works and which implication it has for the ...
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Want to read more about medical intellectual property and the TPP

I'm trying to find information about the current state of medical IP protection in countries willing to sign the TPP and the change they will go trough and maybe some impact analysis. I was hoping ...
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Gale-Shapley Follow-up Literature and General Questions

The Gale-Shapley Algorithm is a way of matchmaking between two different entities of people. It guarantees that every individual player is matched and that the matches are stable. What sort of ...
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Have any economists ever argued that the notion of opportunity cost should be done away with?

I hold the opinion that the notion of opportunity cost "muddies the intellectual waters" so to speak, and I'd like to know if any professional economists have expressed this sentiment, or similar. ...
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Relationship between strong and weak axioms of revealed preference

I keep seeing these following facts just asserted while reading: Let W = weak axiom of revealed preference Let S = strong axiom of revealed preference Let C = the commodity vector $W \iff S$ ...