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Do (any) governments or central banks have an explicit or econometrically probable policy to "prop up" stock market prices?

This assumption (that governments [in the a broad sense of the term] prop up stock prices deliberately) has been taken as a given/assumption in another question here. Is there evidence that they ...
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What major fiscal policy actions were taken during the Great Recession (2007-09)?

What major fiscal policy actions were taken during the Great Recession (2007-2009)?
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Impact of Fiscal and Monetary Policy during Great Recession on U.S. Economic Performance

What major fiscal and monetary policy actions were taken during the Great Recession (2007-2009)? What impact did they have on U.S. economic performance? I understand how how the recession occurred in ...
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Is there contradiction between ''job creation" and "growth" as implemented by automation?

Joint goals of job creation and sustainable growth are the main goals of majority of EU funding schemes. E.g. European Innovation Institute explicitly states in its mission https://eit.europa.eu/who-...
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The reality of the multiplier effect

I was just reading my economics notes when I stumbled upon this paragraph: Singapore has a very open economy and imports most of its inputs and necessities, which means that MPM is likely to be ...
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How to determine the default probability of a county in a bond that is not in its native currency?

Consider the following case: Country P uses the currency Euro and gives p percent interest on a one year bond issued in Euro. Country Q uses the currency TL and gives q percent interest on a one ...
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Government efforts in tackling the food crisis

I am a student taking H2 economics at the 'A' levels. Recently, in one of our case study questions in one of the tutorials on the price mechanism and its applications, we covered the food crisis. As I ...
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Falling oil prices but no benefits passed on to the end user; government's strategy

Even though the oil prices have fallen rapidly in the recent years, the cost of petroleum products hasn't gone down in India. Apart from raising more revenue, what are the other benefits the ...
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Principle of least benefit

What is the name for the phenomenon/principle that a government subsidy or other benefit, tends to fail to reach the people that need it the most or for whom it was intended? The reason being that ...
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Why might a country with a budget surplus continue issuing bonds - ie borrowing?

Some argue that if a government runs a budgetary deficit, it is a drag on the public finances because taxpayers must fund interest payments to external creditors. If the interest payments were an ...
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How did Switzerland manage to balance its budget?

Why switzerland managed to balance its budget after financial crisis? Why they had a surplus after 2008? I am not able to find comprehensive source for this type of information.
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What do you call a government intervention that includes both "government failures" and "second-best policies" but not "first-best policies"?

I'm trying to develop a framework where the idea is to advise on first-best solutions with the goal to reduce societal deadweight weight loss. This means I will be taking up both market failures and ...
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Difference between 'Internal Debt' and 'Market Loans' in RBI public debt statistics

While perusing RBI public debt statistics, I am at my wits end in trying to figure out the table headers. I am unable to sum up any combination of them to get any other. Specifically, what is the ...
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What happens if a country omits the zeros of it's current money?

I mean, for example, the government changes all x10000 to x1; where x equals to currency of the respected country (Dollar, for instance).
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Use of DSGE models for the day-to-day government policy decisions? If no - then what are obstacles?

Are DSGE models used for the day-to-day government policy estimation and optimization? E.g. can DSGE model be used for estimation of the return of additional investments in education and how those ...
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Are there examples of businesses that profit from helping consumers coordinate better?

In economics, its often assumed that individuals are unable to coordinate. Moreover, its often assumed that one of the roles for the government is to help consumers coordinate. However, its also ...
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Does Medicaid or Medicare represent a higher risk to the Federal Government Solvency and Debt going forward?

I'm trying to understand not only which program is expected to be larger in terms of costs, but which one has the least capacity to adjust (reduce benefits if revenues for the program fall).
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