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### Does duality hold for u(x, y) = x^2 + y^2? (Corner solution)

Could you please help me evaluate this logic? I've been told that "if preferences are strongly monotonic, duality holds." In the case of utility u(x,y) = x^2 + y^2, we will get a corner ...
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### FMA European conference vs. EFMA annual conference

There are two large financial economics conferences in Southern Europe this June: FMA European conference (June 12-14 in Turin) EFMA annual conference (June 26-29 in Lisbon) I would like to go to ...
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### Resources for grad level math courses

I am currently waiting on Econ PhD decisions. I thought I could use this time to start brushing up on some coursework. I wished to know if there are any resources for graduate level mathematical ...
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### What are some good general economic journals to keep up with the literature in various fields?

I know about the American Economic Association Journal of Economic Literature (JEL), are there any other examples? By good I mean it should be at least Q1 or Q2 journal. It shouldn't also be ...
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### Thesis research advice on what statistical method to use for small sample?

I am writing my thesis in economics and trying to prove there is a correlation between 2 variables Data collected with Likert scale questionnaire (1-5 scale) I summed up the data and got scale ...
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### Where to find the latest statistics of brain drain in the world?

Where to find the latest statistics of brain drain in the world? I would appreciate your suggestions.
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### What is the difference between a power law exponent and the Pareto exponent?

I use the poweRlaw package in R to fit a power law to my data. I am trying to figure out what is the value of the Pareto exponent. Assume the probability mass function is defined by:  p(x) = \...
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### Log linearising (Gali textbook)

In Gali (2015)'s textbook Monetary Policy, Inflation, and the Business Cycle, variables in levels are denoted with capital letters, logged variables with lowercase letters. However, when a log-...
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### Optimal price function: application of calculus of variations

The problem, I am trying to solve is based on the paper by Rochet and Vila 1994 (see literature below). In fact, it is a variant of the seminal paper of Kyle 1985 in the finance/economics literature. ...
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### What are some applications of Real Analysis in Graduate Economics?

I am interested as to what areas of masters/PhD coursework that learning the fundamentals of Real Analysis would be beneficial for? I am aware of its applications in Econometrics proofs and analysis, ...
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What are the options for Economics PhD students after graduation? I am aware most students end up going into academia as either professors or researchers. What are the options in the corporate world ...
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### Using web scraped data for consumer price indices

Is there information and literature regarding comparative consumer price index methods? Specifically, the web scraping method of index construction?
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### Market Power in microeconomic theory

What does the term Market Power mean in microeconomic theory
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### Getting a Paper Published

I have a nice and (I think) significant result. I would like to publish it, but I have no idea how. It's a proof of an optimal institutional structure. Who do I contact?
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### Barro's (2009) rare disaster model in the AER: How to derive equation (10)?

In Barro (2009) Rare disasters, asset prices and welfare costs Barro develops a Lucas tree model with Epstein-Zin preferences. My question concerns the paper's equation (10). In this equation Barro ...
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### Which of the possible monetary policy channels is there empirical evidence for?

There are many possible monetary policy channels. These channels are the different ways that changes in the Fed's interest rates can affect the economy: exchange rate depreciations, business ...
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### Firm Sizes over the business cycle

There has been a lot of evidence about the firm size distribution (as measured in employment) being Pareto (see for example Luttmer 2007), but what are the properties of this distribution over the ...
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### Is there a model for how much a philosopher produce in his lifespan?

Is there a model for how much a philosopher produce in his lifespan? If not, state the economical reason for why we pay the philosopher.
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### How to close the gap between non-Econ background and Macroeconomics

I'm a first year PhD student with mathematical finance background, and am not quite familiar with all the assumptions/setup for macroeconomics. During study I found the math relatively easy but I'm ...
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### Are there some nice properties for a finite two-player game having an increasing differences utility and a decreasing differences utility?

Nice properties of the set of Nash equilibria can be shown for supermodular games(see here). But for a two-player game in which Strategy spaces for two player, $S_1$ and $S_2$ are finite, and both ...
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### Why are some economists remarkably productive?

I'm a first year PhD student and I randomly go to different professors' websites to admire their works. Usually an economist has around 20 published papers when he/she reaches professorship. But there ...
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### If $a$ and $b$ are two pure rationalizable strategies, can $0.5a+0.5b$ fail to be a rationalizable strategy?
It is easy to see that if $\sigma$ is mixed rationalizable strategy, then a pure strategy $a$ such that $\sigma(a)>0$ is also rationalizable, but it seems not vice versa. For a two-player finite ...