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Criticism of "Modern Political Economics" by Varoufakis, Halevi, Theocarakis

The book "Modern Political Economics" is quite critical about "neoclassical economics", the basic claim being, if I understand correctly, that the models which "neoclassical economics" (armed with ...
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Which metrics best characterise 'socialist' and 'capitalist' economies?

I am interested in finding some metrics that capture how 'socialist' or 'capitalist' a country was throughout modern history, and to include these alongside those in the gapminder dataset, to explore ...
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Isn't it trivial that preferences are single-peaked over two alternatives?

I'm studying Down's Median Voter Theorem which states that if voters have single-peaked preferences over two alternatives arranged along a one-dimensional political spectrum, a majority rule voting ...
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Printing money to put into a Superannuation or UBI fund

It is fiscal policy to keep inflation at between 1-2% (in New Zealand at least) Various tools are used to keep inflation in this range. Let's say the average inflation rate is 1.25% What would ...
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What sectors would be most affected positively or negatively by Trump´s trade agreement renegotiations?

One of Trump´s stated policies is that he will renegotiate the trade agreements with China and the Canada and México (NAFTA). This renegotiation might go well in which maybe the US gets freer access ...
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Is America economy, Connecitcut's economy, and the global in general recovering and better than the year 2008?

Please answer all three if you can. I live in Connecticut, America, and of course global trade and economies matter as we are becoming more global from technology. December 2007 the markets ...
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The new AIIB, Japan and America

The AIIB is the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. It's an international financial institution proposed by China. Almost all Asian countries have joined and a lot of European countries. Here is the ...
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Have there been more US CDS curve inversions since 2011, and do these correlate with (political) disputes around the debt ceiling?

Gori proposes a model of the 2011 US debt ceiling crisis in which the spread (and ultimately inversion) of the US government credit default swaps (1Y/2Y vs 5Y) is used as a proxy measure for the ...
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Interventions during the current Corona crisis: Government credits

In the light of the current public health crisis caused by COVID-19, I would like to know more about how government or central bank interventions are supposed to influence and limit the economic ...
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Yang's Impact on Algorithmic Trading?

Presidential candidate Andrew Yang has published the following policy proposals on his website: 1. FINANCIAL TRANSACTION TAX Financial markets have grown dramatically over the past decades. ...
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Are there political economy models that include a "majority capture" of (protectionist) trade policy?

A highly cited model of protectionism is the "protection for sale" model or Grossman and Helpman. (For an [updated] evaluation of that model see for instance the Advanced International Trade textbook ...
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Basis about money

How RBI prints money on what bases? other than changing old money to new money. If price increases and tax increases on what bases they will print more money. Please explain in simple words
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The intersection of geopolitical wrangling and economics

It seems that economic threats have become a mainstay in geopolitical saber rattling. For example: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/16/world/middleeast/saudi-arabia-warns-ofeconomic-fallout-if-...
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What distinguishes political economic models of dictatorship and democracy?

It seems that fundamentally they are both driven by revolt risk. Is there some inherent difference in how the two systems are treated in political economics or are they more or less the same type of ...
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China's Prosperity

This is my first time doing this but with respects to economic prosperity. What are some of the tools/strategies that Chinese leader such as Deng Xiaoping would have used to stimulate and enhance ...
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If Milei is able to apply his economic plan during the next decade, what are the chances of Argentina becoming (once again) a major economy?

Once Argentina was one of the strongest economies in South America. It is pretty clear that the economic model that made Argentina successful then does not stand a big chance to work again. Javier ...
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Does it make sense to evaluate a country's debt in GDP based on PPP?

Consider a fictional country Gudzan-Tservijstan with a GDP of \$100bn USD, a total (public and private) debt of \$100bn USD, and a PPP conversion factor of 2. Are there advantages to considering the ...
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How 19th century luddites differ from today's political luddism that tries to bound AI?

There are ongoing preparations for the AI regulation summits https://www.politico.eu/article/eu-us-uk-china-artificial-intelligence-control/ that are planned to be held by G7 AI control group and ...
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What cause the capital-output ratio to be low in developing countries?

I'm now studying economic development and I wonder what is the causes of low ICOR in developing countries and high ICOR in advanced countries. Because it's about economic development so I need some ...
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"Technological breakthrough changes social-economic relations" - how this Marxian thesis is perceived in orthodox economy and political economy?

This article https://ojs.library.ubc.ca/index.php/newproposals/article/view/2017 from Neo-Marxian peer-reviewed journal applies the Marxian thesis "technological breakthrough changes social-...
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How will more stimulus checks in California affect inflation?

So we're getting more money here in California. I thought the consensus at this point was that we probably overstimulated the economy. What gives? What was the reasoning economic advisors had for ...
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best examples of helicopter money in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

A quote from "The Optimum Quantity of Money", a Milton Friedman paper of 1969... Let us suppose now that one day a helicopter flies over this community and drops an additional $1,000 in ...
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What were the limits of trade and exchange in the Soviet Union? What about other communist countries?

I'm particularly wondering about what implications the abolition of private property had for families. Since private property was to be abolished, I assume houses were not legally allowed to be traded ...
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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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Effect of trade on voting

It is a common conception these days that exposure to international trade and its adverse effects is a major factor in the rise of protectionist parties or candidates in the most advanced economies (...
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Are things any better in what society considers "third world countries" as they were years ago? If things are better, how did they improve and why?

For years I've seen non-stop commercials of countries in the continent of Africa showing kids who live in sewage huts, parents are dead, war gangs and criminals rule their lives. Like in Captain ...
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Why the source profit is not only trade markups?

I'm researching the source of profit. In Marx I've found the following passage: If then, speaking broadly, and embracing somewhat longer periods, all descriptions of commodities sell at their ...
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How Does Economics Address Society's Major Existential Threats?

Given our societal emphasis on the pace of 'progress', often overlooking its direction, we face a multitude of existential challenges [1]. These range from the looming threat of nuclear warfare and ...
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