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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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Long term effects of open technology through makers and fablabs

Are there studies on open technology effects, not just open source code but open hardware as well? For example, there is a community working on a 3D metal and glass printer to print solar cells and ...
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Behavioral Economics Questionnaire

we want to divide our participants in an online-survey into emotional and rational decision-makers in financial actions and couldn't find any questionnaire to measure the style of decision-making in ...
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Does mathematical education imply a better salary?

In some sense this is a follow-up to Correlation between salary level and housing prices in a town There I was reminded to ask for causality, not correlation. I am interested in the causal effect of ...
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Research community around logistics micro-economic topics?

Is there the equivalent of a Rand Journal of Economics for the topic of logistics, focusing on the micro-economics of productivity gains via automation or disruptive technologies. There is the ...
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Economic history/geography of the UK (1960-today)

I am not an economist and I am looking for reference knowledge about how the economy of the UK (mainly focussing on England/Scotland/Wales) developed over the past 5 decades. The kind of information I ...
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Articles about the economics of non-compete contracts

Today I read in a non-scientific article that Amazon requires some physical workers to sign non-compete agreements. I used to think that the idea behind allowing non-compete clauses in contracts is to ...
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The use of preference relations in choice theory and the $\succsim$ symbol

At least as from Edgeworth and Pareto we think about utility in mathematical terms. My question twofold (i) about the start of the usage of binary relations to model preferences in economics, and ...
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Commodity price and production data

I am doing some modeling and need some data. First I would like to get some data on commodity prices, ideally historical price data (but current quotes are fine). For example it would be nice to ...
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Book suggestion related to the subjects of two questions in the yellow box

I have two types of questions as: policy optimality requires that government precommitment to future actions. And the second one: the intertemporal approach to the current account ...
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An index of the The Economist's Schools Brief series

I was wondering whether anyone might have an index of the articles that made up the The Economist's Schools Brief series that ran from 1975 to 1999 (with a brief refresh in 2013)? They were an ...
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Model of sales of a new product

I am looking for any popular model to calculate sales of a new product under the assumption that some goodnesses of the product are given. For example, the novelty $N$ and usefulness $U$ of a new ...
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Adaptation of new keynesian model

I'm looking for literature in new keynesian model adaptation to model price shocks. I'm aware of Blanchard, Olivier, and Jordi Gali. 2007. “The Macroeconomic Effects of Oil Shocks: Why Are the 2000s ...
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Summary data on venture capital

Is there a trade group, government, or other publication providing data on aggregate venture capital investment? Specifically, I'm interested in how overall venture capital funding has changed over ...
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Easy introduction to Heckscher-Ohlin model

I'm looking for an easy introduction to this model. I have no background in economics at all. A bit of math is ok. I would prefer books, but pdfs are also ok. I searched after a few books, but I think ...
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How to find sequential equilibria and weak perfect bayesian equilibria quickly?

I have read several texts on the nature of sequential equilibria and weak perfect bayesian equilibria (called such by Mas-Colell, also called weak sequential equilibria). I am not looking for ...
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Utility Maximisation Subject to Income and Time Constraints

The consumption of economic goods often takes time. Consider, for example: Transport services, eg flights, rail journeys; Leisure goods, eg watching a film, visiting a park. I would like to explore ...
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Rothschild-Stiglitz working paper?

I recently rediscovered Rothschild and Stiglitz's classic paper, "Equilibrium in Competitive Insurance Markets". In footnote 7, they refer to an earlier version of their paper for details on the ...
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What are the contents of “Recursive Macroeconomic Theory”

I am trying to self-study macroeconomics. I just read parts of "Advanced Macroeconomics" by Romer, and found it a good, intuitive introduction to more advanced models (I have also read a more basic ...
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Book summarizing microeconomic behavior of specific industries?

One of my upper level econ classes was called Government and Business We basically looked at how public policy affected firm, and industry performance - as well as the market process as a whole. ...
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Philosophy books for decision theory and economics idea

I have learned economics so far, the most astonishing economics' thing is its though which is talkable and visually in the real world or the abstract world that is worth researching and talking. What ...
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Social conflicts in economic growth models

I'm highly interested in theories and models which explain how do social conflicts influence economic growth. What papers on the topic can you recommend? I was searching for some seminal and most ...
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Simultaneous consumption tax and subsidy

Suppose the government introduces a simultaneous tax and subsidy on a consumption good, which is produced under perfect competition. If the tax and the subsidy are equal, then there will be no ...
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Book recommendations: National income accounting and IS-LM model

Basically I'm interested in solving tricky thought provoking exercises based on National income and on IS LM model. I've read mankiw but it didn't satisfy my needs.
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Is profit margin the same as net profit margin?

I'm quite confused by these two terms because different websites define them differently.
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Why would minimum rent under franchise arrangements for McDonald's decrease year by year?

I am working on a project regarding the refranchising strategy of McDonald's and came across this piece of data in their 2014 annual report. My understanding of minimum rent is that its a fixed amount ...
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Competition and welfare - empirical evidence

Consider the following claims: less competitive markets deliver worse outcomes for consumers, less competitive markets deliver lower social welfare, less competitive markets deliver higher prices/...
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Original Work for Pareto Refinement of NE under Strategic Form

Just looking to see if anyone has any knowledge of original work for pareto refinement of NE under strategic form. I want to give credit to the refinement in a paper I am writing. I pulled the ...
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How is it economically responsible to destroy proprty which has value? [closed]

precursor: bitcoin.stackexchange.com/q/1851 How can it be economically responsible to destroy property which has value? If a property is destroyed (which is the right of the property holder in most ...
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Size and influence of the regulatory/supervisory sector

I am interested in the size of what I call the regulatory/supervisory sector in Western economies. A regulatory/supervisory (R&S) activity involves either: Determining a set of rules economic ...
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Leontief's Paradox and the amount of capital

Leontief (1953) showed that US exports in 1947 embodied considerably less capital and somewhat more labor than would be required for domestic production of competitive imports. \$2.55 million worth of ...
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Reference Request: Primer on Relationship Economic Growth and Science / Technology

I'm in the early stages of planning a research agenda in this area, which means studying the current literature with an eye for further research opportunities. The Economics of Science and ...
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Translated Selten Subgame Perfect Eqm Paper

Does anyone know where I can get a translated copy of Selten's original work on subgame perfection?
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Reference Request on consumer theory

I am looking for a recent literature review of consumer demand theory and its empirical applications. I have tried common places (google scholar, jel and jep papers) but no success. Any help is really ...
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Shipping Manifests

I am attempting to do research on Shipping Manifests and have several questions about them. I am basically asking if any of you guys know of any reliable sources you could point me towards on the ...
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Disruption vs economic growth vs inflation

On the terms: Disruption is when new players earn say 1m but take over of a 100m market segment, causing damage to well established but less innovative businesses economic growth is what we read ...
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Good Europe focused economics blogs

Who can recommend any good blogs or other news sources on economics with a European view. I'm looking for something in the vein of FT, which is already an extremely good source, but I'd like to ...
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What are some important mathematics results that were first developed in Economics?

Economics is known to import mathematical methods that were proven to be useful in other areas. There is any important result in mathematics that was first developed in the context of Economics ...
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What are some results in Economics that are both a consensus and far from common sense?

What are some results in Economics that are both a consensus between most economists and far from common sense? I would also welcome suggestions of clear definitions for what we should mean as ...
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Are there any real world examples of potential Pareto improvements?

Professor George Fallis in his book "Housing Economics" writes when discussing the notion of a Pareto improvement (Page 123) In the real world, almost all policies recommended by economists are ...
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Estimate the impact of technology on wages

First of all this is my first econometric work, so please be patient. im trying to estimate the impact of technology on wages, specially in developing countries. For example you can argue that people ...
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Definition of “Structural Equation” In Economics

The definition of term "Structural Equation" in Economics as defined in Introductory Econometrics: A Modern. Approach, Fifth Edition. Jeffrey M. Wooldridge. (page 859) Structural Equation: An ...
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Papers on Game Theory and the Housing Market

Professor George Fallis in his book "Housing Economics" writes: (Chapter 4 pg. 78) The (home)owners will establish a pricing strategy depending on how they believe demanders are behaving; and the ...
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*Within-country* Fertility vs. income

Any pointers to reviews or data-sets or meta-analyses looking at the relationship between household fertility rate and family income/wealth (possibly with other factors like education and geographical ...
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References? — Coordination Between Groups

Can anyone provide references for research that focuses on coordination between groups of decision makers rather than within group coordination with individual decision makers? \ Edits given the ...
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Has the shrinking of the American household improved or diminished household welfare?

Over the last fifty years U.S. average household size has declined dramatically. When making within-year comparisons of household income, it is regarded as good practice to adjust for adult-equivalent ...
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Where/What should I search to find the big companies annual paid salary information?

I want to know how much salary paid by apple in 2017 to whole employees. Also the details of other payments of the company(How much they paid for raw materials for example). Also like to know these ...
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Kelly criterion wealth allocation alternatives

Thanks for your patience with answering my question. I am interested in building an optimal wealth allocation strategy across multiple betting opportunities, correlated or uncorrelated and with ...
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Measuring Subjective Beliefs

I am starting on a research project that requires the measurement of subjective beliefs of subjects around uncertainty. Since I'm new in this field I'm looking for references that can help me get ...
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How to determine sensible values for economies of scale?

I'm analysing a contest-game in which players exert effort to increase their chance of winning. Each player has a has a cost of marginally increasing their probability of winning the contest given by $...
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Is there any good textbook for theoretical economics mathematical modelling? [duplicate]

I am currently reading some theoretical economics books and, of course, many mathematical expressions appear. I kind of guess their meaning, but it takes a lot of time and, after all, my guesses are ...