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Is there a serious forum/chat (not Q&A like StackExchange) on Economics?

I am looking for a: Serious forum/chat (like so many math and physics forums I know in the net) Where I may able to chat about economics foundations & hypotheses, theory and empiria, and so on, ...
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Don't let me take the last bit

I believe everyone has experienced something like the following once in her or his life : There is a cake on the table and three people to share it. The three people each eat a quarter of the cake. ...
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Open/modern question in labor economics?

What are some of the modern lines of inquiry in labor economics and what are some good sources of them (especially, succinct ones)?
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Asset pricing Coursera resources

I am trying to learn John Cochrane's Asset Pricing. I notice there are Coursera resources (link). However, it is not available now. Did anyone try that class before? Does anyone know what's the next ...
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Distribution of loans by types of interest

Im looking for some kind of report that would inculde data on the distribution of loans by types of interest(fixed/floating), spesificaly global not just for one country(developed, undeveloped, ...
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Decentralization of business due to internet/mass communication, or mere bosses-at-a-distance?

Excuse my question if it sounds brutish and uneducated but I'm curious about the recent trend of businesses like Uber, Google Play Store, Apple Store, possibly even Craigslist (et al) which are more ...
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Conventional Monetary Policy and Income Inequality

In almost every textbook, it's stated that monetary policy is preferred to fiscal policy, since the latter is more politically difficult to implement due to smaller consensus on its redistributive ...
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Empirical Study of Auctions with Limited Data

I have limited real auction data which I am trying to see if I can do any empirical analysis. The data consists of auction type (i.e., forward or reverse), protocol (e.g., Vickrey, Dutch, English, etc....
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Net Neutrality Ruling; Public Utilities and Luxuries

The D.C. Court of Appeals has ruled, roughly speaking, that Internet services will be treated as a utility, rather than a luxury good. A luxury good is a normal good with a demand elasticity above 1....
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Labor as a commodity

Can anyone enlighten me if there are economic theories where labor is considered as a commodity like cloth and wine in the Ricardo theory, so that it can be exported and imported similarly to other ...
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Research on invisible networks

In social sciences, a lot of work is done on social networks. However, I have not found any work on invisible networks. If there are some, please list the same. If there are not any, why this is so? ...
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Competition Data across Countries

I am looking for data sources that measure competition across countries. The variable I'm looking for could be any type of Concentration Ratio, Lerner Index, Herfindahl Index or Markup. The data does ...
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How Do Trends on Social Media Affect Asset Prices? (Reference Request)

I have been looking for literature on how trends on social media affect asset prices, and I have not been able to find anything. I feel like the base model would borrow greatly from the literature on ...
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How is the “value added” of firms distributed

While it can be justified that the sales (or revenues) of firms in an industry follow a Pareto-distribution, I wonder how the value added (sales minus input costs minus taxes, excluding depreciation) ...
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First Reference Leontief/Perfect Complements

I googled a lot and I'm still to find: 1. In which paper/book/reference do Leontief [production] functions make their first appearance? Similarly 2. In which paper/book/reference do perfect ...
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The evolution of economic thought in the XX century

While I was studying, I stuck into a great debate between what is called "modern macro" and Keynesian macro with a lot of interesting and actual insights. I have already read about "classical ...
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What are the current economic theories of product advertising?

Are there any well known economic theory references about advertising? It seems you could think of advertising as imposing a negative externality on other producers or on consumers in that it takes up ...
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Reference request: Development economics

I am looking for some good books on Development economics. My background is in mathemathics and statistics (with working knowledge of intermediate micro and macro), so a "good" book needs to be ...
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Total values of used/second-hand goods sold and donations?

Are there any good estimates of the total values of used or second-hand good sales donated goods for the US or any other country? I know these estimates are generally excluded from GDP, but are ...
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University course references for Market Structure/Industrial Organization

Are there any books that are used in University-level courses that contain a detailed analysis of market structure ( Perfect competition , Monopoly and so on)?
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Are there times when firms compete more with each other?

I have the impression that sometimes firms are fiercely competing with each other, innovating and trying to gain market share and other times when firms are just hanging on. Are there any references ...
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What does this phrase about economics mean [Lionel Robbins]?

Lionel Robbins once said, "Economics is the study of scarce resources which have alternative uses." Would someone mind explaining what he meant by this? I, as a naive 14 yr. old, think about this ...
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Monetary policy optimization

I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice / lectures / introduction to stochastic optimization that could be applied to monetary policy. I have heard of the Dynamic stochastic general ...
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How are strutural deficits measured by the EU comission and by the IMF?

I was watching a show on economics, and the guests stated that the way structural deficits measured by the IMF and European Comission usually give antagonic values, and worse, the corrections made to ...
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What are some examples of economics papers that use unstructured data?

For example, one paper I read used the light intensity of nighttime satellite images to proxy for economic growth. Is this still very uncommon? What about text data, web pages, etc.?
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Which think-tanks on economics do you use to keep up with the news?

Whenever I have spare time, I like to go to Bruegel site and check their section on publications in macroeconomics. Here I usually find small publications of 20 something pages. The size is just about ...
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Classification of Two-Person Games

I'm looking for a classification of all simultaneous, complete information, two-person, two-action games. By classification, I mean a partition of all payoff matrices into a (finite number) of ...
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Who really benefits from economic growth?

In recent social protests, I have heard the claim that the economic growth benefits only the rich: they become richer while most people become poorer. To check whether this claim is realistic, I ...
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Current literature and debate in game theory

What are the main topics in the current research in game theory? In particular I am more interested in the branch of non cooperative game theory. If possible cite some papers.
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Why could interest rates go up if Brexit happens?

I was reading this article, George Osborne says Brexit would drive up mortgage rates: George Osborne has issued a stark warning that mortgage rates will rise if Britain leaves the European Union....
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Gold and loss of faith in central banking

In this article here, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/investing/gold/gold-resurgence-whos-buying-gold-and-why/ , it states that "gold tends to do....best when markets lose faith in central banking". I ...
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Causes of upward trend in median first marriage age in USA?

I found a chart here of median age at first marriage by year from 1890 to 2010. It looks like it dips to a low during the 60s then has an upward trend until 2010. As an answer, I'm looking for any ...
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Software to simulate the effects of interest rates on an economy? [closed]

Is there open source software that simulates the effects of interest rates on an economy?
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What are all the countries that have a value added tax? [closed]

I'm a web developer (not an economist) and i'm working on a program that deals with value-added tax (VAT), maybe it is a stupid question but, is the value added tax obligatory? I just want to know if ...
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Financial Economics Textbooks

I have an interest in financial economics, and I plan to take the graduate sequence, however I did not take an undergraduate course in that field. I would really appreciate it if someone could ...
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What models exist that explain which people emigrate to another country?

I'm looking for papers about this, or if there's a pretty standard model across many papers, then maybe just a rundown of the model. I'd like to use the model in an econometric analysis. For example, ...
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Reference Request: Cost Benefit Analysis of Conversion of Undeveloped Land for Housing

London is surrounded by a "green belt", a large area which government policy has protected from housing development. The current high cost of housing in London has led some to advocate a selective ...
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What sort of impact would one expect on investment as a result of an approaching election?

I am looking to observe and possibly quantify private investment during election periods. I am interested in any studies, particularly empirical, which discuss the impacts elections can have on the ...
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Is there a study of world poverty rates over time pre 1800?

There seems to be research showing that world poverty rates have declined since 1800, see eg this. Is there any research on world poverty rates before this period? I am guessing that during this ...
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Papers on Dutch Disease

I am looking for papers on Dutch disease. Especially interested in Venezuela, UK, Colombia, Norway. Thank you in advance.
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Problems with economic modelling: good textbooks/articles/papers?

I am interested in the problems that may arise when one models economical phenomena using mathematics and indeed also the nature of these models. Are there some good and easily accessible textbooks, ...
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The 'Economic Man' (Reference Request)

We are writing a paper about the 'economic man.' By this, we mean that the choices he makes epitomize a rational economic thinker. However, we also acknowledge the fact that there are other, non-...
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Partial least square structural equation modeling

The Partial least square structural equation modeling (PLS-PM, PLS-SEM) method to structural equation modeling allows estimating complex cause-effect relationship models with latent variables. This ...
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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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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 ...