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requests for information about papers, books, or other sources that address a particular economic question or issue.

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Asking for reference when using a shipping cost index as a shock?

The Baltic Dry Index (BDI) tracks the cost of shipping commodities, such as coal, iron ore, steel, cement, and grain, around the world. Information is available since 1744 when merchants and ships’ ...
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Asking for sources of country-level data regarding technology literacy, cashless level, financial moneytary policy, and financial stability levels

I am looking for the sources for these variables (country-level), as many countries as possible about: the technology literacy levels, cashless level, financial monetary policy, and financial ...
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What are the economic peer-reviewed journals devoted to literature review?

I am looking for economic/econometrics journals committed to publish just (or mainly) literature review. So far I've found: Journal of Economic Literature Journal of Economic Surveys What are some ...
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I am looking for a full dataset for Human development Index

I am looking for a full dataset for Human development Index, I have tried to search World Bank databank World Develoment Indicators. However, it seems like human developemnt Index is not included. In ...
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Looking for a paper on game theory as a beautiful thing, not needing immediate purpose

I am looking for a paper I am sure to have read a while ago, but cannot recall its title. The message was that we should not judge game theory (or economic theory in general?) by its ability as an &...
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How to explain the coefficients in the marginal effects of Logit regression?

I am asked to interpret the coefficients of the specification showed the marginal effects of Logit regression. I am wondering if there is any reference for this work. I am finding a link that is quite ...
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which papers consider entry of buyers or consumers in a Salop (1979) circle?

I am considering a platform shaped like a Salop circle where sellers and buyers interact. I want to study free entry of buyers which amounts to an increase of the length of the circle or an increase ...
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Type dependent outside option/reservation utility

This is a reference request. I am looking for references that would serve as a starting point or easy introduction to problems dealing with type-dependent reservation utility in the basic asymmetric ...
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Labor economics / econometric survey on employee satisfaction surveys

I'm a neophyte to the domain, so I would like to learn from survey-type resources that focus on labor economic / econometric analyses of "employee satisfaction surveys." Quotations for "...
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Solved examples of Nash equilibria in dynamic games in discrete-time

I am reading the Handbook of Dynamic Game Theory by Bassar and Zaccour. In the first chapter, titled Multistage Games, they discuss dynamic games in discrete time specified as follows: A set of ...
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Convex Preference in Nash Equilibrium

Arrow Debreu (AD) uses the convex preference (A4 among their four assumptions, also see the assumption IIIc in AD 1954 ECTA) to make general equilibrium (GE) exist, unique, and well-behave. What ...
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Did online learning affect the returns to education?

I am interested to know if online learning during the pandemic affected the returns to university education. Anecdotally, education quality suffered from online learning, I wonder if this harmed ...
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What is the name of this economics tale about the role of money?

I recall this simple tale that summarizes the role of money in economy. I am looking for the original reference to its text, author and initial date of publication. A foreign merchant reaches a ...
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Have there been attempts to estimate the costs of obesity?

I have two groups. One is 1.6 to 2.1 times more likely to be obese than the other group. I've also compared the body mass index and found that the group of people in question have higher body mass ...
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Crash self-taught course in microeconomics for exam (bib recommendation)

I'm going to present a test in microeconomics that will cover topics up to undergraduate level, and I need some recommendation in which bibliography and sequence to pick in the interest of time ...
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Lab experiments for a course in standard contract theory

I am teaching a course in contract theory based on the textbooks by Bolton/Dewatripont and Laffont/Martimort. I would like to briefly present some lab experiments to illustrate basic insights of ...
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What to cite in literature review, what to cite in methodology

I am writing an economics term paper where I suggest some own ideas for research. However, I'm struggling to differentiate which citations belong in the literature review, and what belongs into the ...
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Showing the effects of tax differences between firms with an economic model

I am currently working on a master thesis and as a part of my analysis on tax planning I want a good economic model that shows how tax differences between foreign owned firms and local firms effects ...
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Safety: Air travel vs. car travel

One sometimes hears that flying is much safer than driving a car, the death/mileage ratio being much lower. This is very plausible, especially in developed countries, and the safety gap widened as ...
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Where are the equations? Limits to Growth, Meadows et al., 2004

I'm specifically interested in the most recent World3-03 model from 2004. I was just wondering if someone knows how they actually derive their model or any of their predictions? I couldn't find any ...
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How much do second-hand good purchases affect first-hand demand?

For the purpose of this question, I'm only interested in relatively cheap goods (clothing, appliances, furniture, phones), not extremely substantial purchases like cars or houses. Proceeding from ...
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Do property prices drive rent increases or do high rents attract buy-to-let investment?

It is not uncommon to hear someone complaint about the impact of buy-to-let investment on the costs of living. It is alleged to affect not only house prices themselves, but also prices at which these ...
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Book reference for graphs explaining ad valorem and specific taxes

Does anyone know any book in which I can read and see graphs about the ad valorem or specific tax in monopolies or perfect competition? I need a graph like this with the explanation but i can't find ...
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Is there a consensus that carbon prices are poor at driving investment?

A post dated 2017 by Skillings on the website of E3G, a think tank focusing on the political economy of climate change, refers (in the 5th paragraph) to: "recent emerging consensus that, whilst ...
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Monetary and fiscal policies: problem and solution approach

Can the community recommend resources about macroeconomics / public finance that (roughly) follow the following design: Here's a macroeconomics / public finance economic problem (description, ...
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Are there any economic peer-reviewed journals dedicated to, or at least committed to publishing, replication studies?

Because it is widely perceived that generally science has a reproducibility and replication problems recently some replication journals were set up such as ReScienceX (see Roesch & Rougier, 2020). ...
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Algorithmic pricing

Many sellers operating in digital platforms (like Amazon) nowadays rely on artificial intelligence algorithms to set their prices and adjust them over time. I wonder whether there is a sense in the ...
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Does the choice of rating scale affect the average percentage score?

Are there any differences in average percentage score when people are asked to judge things on different scales? Like for example rating something on 0/100 scale or a 0/5 scale or 0/10. Do different ...
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Literature recommendation on market microstructure (real estate, car, etc.)

I am very interested in secondary-market-related research topics. Especially, from the micro-level, e.g., starting from the utility function of consumers. I want to understand how to model rational ...
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Pricing mistakes in user-to-user marketplaces

Consider a user-to-user marketplace, where sellers sell a good at a price that they decide and buyers choose which product to buy. When a seller decides the price for a product, the seller should try ...
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Resources on hunger and sustainable development in India

I need some articles and papers on how hunger causes hurdle to sustainable development in India in the present day scenario. I am doing a research work on this topic. (I am new to this community. ...
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Reference for the sensitivity of consumers to firms' credit policy between developed and developing countries?

I am finding references for the one of these three ideas here: Consumers in developing countries are more sensitive to credit policy of firms in developed countries. Or how prudent or relax that ...
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Difference in difference papers that look at multiple cohorts at a point in time?

I'm trying to see if a CCT targeted at school age children can mitigate adverse impact of weather shocks faced in childhood on their wages in adulthood (at age 30 say) using a setting similar to Duflo,...
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Perfect Bayesian Equilibium - Application to game with inconsistent beliefs / no common prior

Does the concept of a Perfect Bayesian Equilibrium apply only to incomplete games with a common prior / consistent belief? In both Bonanno's "Game Theory" and Osborne's "A Course in ...
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What are the most used econometric methods in economics?

As the title says, I would like to know what methods are most often used in empirical economics. For example, are IVs used more than DiD? I would prefer to see some survey of different methods that ...
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What value does a worker whose job could be automated provide to society?

Has anyone calculated the global benefit of non-workers on government assistance and found their contribution to be less than the assistance they were provided? I'm looking for scientific studies ...
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What is the threshold for treating a country as foreign aid dependent

I am writing a paper regarding foreign aid dependency, and I would like to create a dummy variable for aid dependency (0 if aid dependent, 1 not aid dependent). Is there any criteria in the literature ...
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Literature recommendation on organised crime

I am trying to write a term paper on organized crime analyzing European countries. I would appreciate it if anyone would suggest good literature on violent crime, good governance (gov't integrity, the ...
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Help me find again a paper I saw which calculated a high social cost of carbon

A month or two ago I came across a paper which calculated the social cost of carbon taking into account that less well off countries would be disproportionately affected by climate change, leading to ...
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Asking for citation that not all investor can access to borrow at a risk-free rate?

One assumption criticized of Markowitz(1952) is that all investors are able to access to borrowing money at a risk-free interest rate. Is there any reference for that in reality, all investors cannot ...
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Asking for citation of abnormal distribution of asset return in Markowitz (1952)

Markowits (1952) assumes that asset returns will follow a normal distribution. However, in reality, it has been criticized that asset returns often do not follow a normal distribution, as it often ...
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Is there any good source that explains Chiense early experiment with paper money?

Historically China adopted paper money very early but during Ming Dynasty paper money was replaced by silver coins. I would like to know why, is there any authoritative source that looks at this issue?...
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Are there examples of state banks in history?

Today most banking is private. Has there been any period in history where banking was (in part) state-owned and why was it privatized?
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Experimental Economics

I'm looking for good sources on "experimental economics" and "natural experiments" in economics. Given the comments below to my first version of this question, and a little more ...
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Unresolved paradoxes or puzzles in financial economics

What are some (unresolved) paradoxes or puzzles in financial economics? I am looking for paradoxes or puzzles like for example: The equity premium puzzle (Mehra & Prescott, 1985). Siegel's ...
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How is market share of a firm calculated *in practice*?

As stated in the title: How is the market share of a firm calculated in practice? By emphasizing "in practice", I'm most interested in the market share figures that show up in companies' ...
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Dataset where a group is offered a privilege?

I am trying to find a dataset where a population is put through a selection process, after the selection process a treatment is applied, and we know the covariates of the whole population, but perhaps ...
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Does julia's speed advantage over python make any difference for DSGE modeling?

When compared to Python the main selling point of Julia is its speed as it is often argued. However, from my own personal experience I never noticed any significant difference in speed between Julia ...
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Is the EU COVID stimulus plan recorded in BOP accounts?

I was wondering if the EU COVID stimulus plan will be recorded (or has already been recorded) in the BOP of the recipient countries. My intuition is that loans would be recorded in the capital account(...
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I am looking for references for a research work on predatory prices, do you know where I can read about it?

A simple research work for my intermediate microeconomics course. I searched for it and didn't find it on Varian's and Pindyck's.
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