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Converting monthly data to quarterly

I have monthly shock series, which I want to convert to quarterly form. I have seen several methods like taking average of 3 months or summing 3 months for making a quarter. I would like to know how I ...
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Dynamic model calibration of rate parameters

Let's say I have this dynamic model where $\delta$ is the depreciation rate of capital $K_t$: $$K_{t+1}=sY_t+(1-\delta)K_t$$ Now, if I'm going to make some analysis where I state time $t$ as being in ...
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Methodology of Estimating Economic Costs?

To be specific, I am currently devising an honours thesis proposal to estimate the effects of a lack of competition in consumer electronic repair markets on variables such as firm profits, consumer ...
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COVID-19 Policy Analysis

Let's assume I have a dataset consisting of fiscal/monetary policy responses and non-pharmaceutical interventions to the COVID-19 crisis in tens of countries. How would I go about analyzing their ...
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Is the mainstream against agent based modelling?

I have heard it said that mainstream economists disapprove of agent based modelling and some of the most prestigious economics journals will not accept papers that employ them. Is this true? And if so,...
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Why is Mises “permitted” to define “Economics is an a priori science”, if a priori is not trustworthy?

Why is Mises "permitted" to define "Economics is an a priori science", if a priori is not trustworthy? In philosophy of science and natural sciences a priori as a method of knowing has long been ...
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Which are some proven methods to compare alternative economic theories?

Based on this question about alternative schools of thought, this question about untested economic theories, and the rather unsatisfactory answer (imo) to this question about which is the "most ...
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Taking observed preferences seriously

You often hear economists (proudly) say that they don't take stated preferences seriously, but instead rely on observed preferences. Correct? To me both are problematic if you want to understand ...