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Studies of demand for having children as price goes to zero

Are there any studies analyzing how parents have/adopt children as the cost of having them is reduced? In particular, how many children would there be per say a thousand people if the cost were fully ...
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Axiomatic characterisations of dictatorial social choice/welfare functions?

I am looking for axiomatic characterisations of dictatorial social choice/welfare functions; where a dictatorial social choice function is one that always picks the dictator’s favourite outcome, and a ...
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Are there studies that use the efficient market hypothesis to explain the impact of science in a given market?

I have data on an online market where sellers offer services such as social media bots. I have the following hypothesis: technological development and increased capabilities (e.g., better ...
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What's the name of that famous economics paper that was written using only short words?

Some time ago I came across a famous economics paper that was written using only very simple very short words. I cannot remember the exact criteria for choosing the words. All I remember is that ...
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What are the best criticisms of economies of scale? [duplicate]

What are the best criticisms of economies of scale—the notion that bigger, centralized industries are actually more efficient than smaller, decentralized ones? Which economists historically opposed ...
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What economic theory models describe a financial regulator's decision to monitor a company?

Let's consider an example (that may not describe how these entities actually work, but humor me): You are the Financial Stability Board (FSB), you need to designate systemically important financial ...
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Preference aggregation rules that satisfy the property that the most frequent best alternative is the collective best alternative?

Let $X$ be the set of alternatives, and $(R_i)_{i\in N}$ a profile of partial orders for $n= \#N$ individuals. I make the assumption that those partial orders are so that they all give rise to one ...
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Paper suggestions on innovation-economics

I am in search of seminal theoretical papers in innovation economics, with a particular interest in recent works that model innovation processes. Ideally, I'm looking for papers that explore the "...
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Averaging estimates of cross-price elasticity

We have data for 3 goods (equilibrium prices and quantities) and we want to know the cross-price elasticities among them. I think, this could be estimated as the following system of regressions: $$ \...
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Market for capital goods of housing: Name of the model

I am searching for a model of the market for capital goods applied on purchase prices, rents, and supply of new housing. The model, operating in continuous time, considers prices as a function of ...
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Example of a utility function with cross-price effects in demand functions

I am looking for examples of utility functions where the demand function for a good does not depend solely on its own price, but on the price of the other good(s) as well. For instance, Cobb-Douglas ...
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Significance of simultaneity BIAS in local retail shop belonging to a big retail chain

This question follows from the previous question on multiplicative BIAS in cross-price elasticity, but I think it deserves its own space. I have scanner data from a small store branch belonging to a ...
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Multiplicative (Self-reinforcing) BIAS in Cross-Price Elasticity

I have been trying to estimate cross-price elasticity of demand on market optimum data by simple regression such as: $$ln(x_i) = \beta_0 + \beta_i ln(P_i) + \sum_j^J \beta_j \cdot ln(P_j) + \epsilon$$ ...
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Are higher income people subsidized by the contributions of low income people in pay-as-you-go pension systems

In some countries the main financing of the state pension system is pay-as-you-go. It is my understanding that in these systems the money you pay to the government while you work is not stored in ...
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Resources for a Deep Dive into the New Keynesian / DSGE models

I would like to deep dive into new Keynesian models and DSGE models. Do you know comprehensive resources that cover both the mathematical and economic requirements?
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How does CPI respond to change in shipping costs?

Is there any quality research that already attempted to quantify the effect of shipping costs on CPI or inflation? Preferably I am looking for an estimate relevant to EU (however, I understand there ...
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Dependence of sale-price on bargaining ability

Consider a single seller offering a single item to a single buyer. If the seller's value is $s$ and the buyer's value is $b$ and $s<b$, then every price between $s$ and $b$ is individually rational....
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Study corruption vs economic growth

I am trying to study how corruption affects the economic growth of a country. I am not trying to look at a global scale. So, I am trying to find some literature on that front. However, some I found ...
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What is the average capitalization rate ('cap rate') in the UK?

The capitalization rate ('cap rate') of a property is the net operating income (NOI) divided by the current market price of the property. The NOI is the annual income obtained from renting the ...
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What is the present state of research on the theory of the size and shape of nations?

I recently discovered interesting research from D. Friedman, titled A Theory of the Size and Shape of Nations, where the size and shape of nations is being explained through economic factors. However, ...
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Biggest breakthroughs in Economics in 2023

I recently went through a few videos by Quanta magazine, talking about what, in their opinion at least, are the biggest breakthroughs in Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics and Biology/ ...
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Share of empirical papers

In their answer to the question Why economics does not believe in data/empirical evidence? SE main user/mod/dog emperor 1muflon1 linked this image from Angrist et al (2017): My question is whether ...
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Example of a utility function which yields inelastic demand function

I am looking for a example of a utility function which, when the utility maximisation problem is solved, results in an inelastic demand. The standard examples in textbooks always seem to have unitary ...
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Amartya Sen's must-read works

When I want to read an economist's papers I go to their google scholar page and sort by citations as the most cited ones are likely to be the ones they're known for There isn't a google scholar page ...
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Good tutorial on constrained optimization with state switching (macroeconomics)?

I am looking for some tutorial (website, book, video or even answer that explains it directly) that explains how to solve dynamic constrained optimization problem with state switching. Preferably the ...
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Which Spanish scholastic economist said that economies could not be controlled even if one could track every transaction?

Which Spanish scholastic economist said that economies could not be controlled even if one could track every transaction? I think the context was an argument against Keynesian economics, Cartesian ...
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Complex Analysis VS Differential Geometry as signals/preparation for grad school?

I am an undergrad (in math and econ) interested in pursuing a PhD in the latter. I can afford a pure math elective this semester and I am torn between diff geom and complex analysis. Which one is more ...
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Economic predictions and the general intelligence systems research?

So I have physics background. And I'm guessing a lot of economists have asked "what is the time evolution of society after general intelligence is discovered?" What is the state of the art ...
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Debreu's ordinal representation theorem is unique up to a positive monotonic transformation, what is the source?

In Debreu's 1954 ordinal utility representation theorem, the utility is unique up to a positive monotonic transformation. While the uniqueness result is well-known, I fail to find a proper reference. ...
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Estimating the form of a utility function on two or more commodities

I am looking for experiments for estimating the form a utility function of a consumer on two or more commodities. In particular, I would like to know e.g. if the utility function of a consumer is of ...
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What was the study that shows peoples' tax preferences shift when they get more information about their income?

I am trying to find a study I read a few years ago, but I forgot the names of the authors and the title of the study. I have already tried to search for the study on Google Scholar without much luck. ...
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Choice Theory Book Reccomendations

I am a post-graduate economics student in India, currently taking a core course in Choice Theory. Unfortunately, there is no standardized text which we are following for the course. The course ...
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What is the net effect of organized crime on the economy of Italy?

In connection to this question are there any empirical estimates of the effect of organized crime on economy of Italy? I am looking for some net effect.
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What are some good general economic journals to keep up with the literature in various fields?

I know about the American Economic Association Journal of Economic Literature (JEL), are there any other examples? By good I mean it should be at least Q1 or Q2 journal. It shouldn't also be ...
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Hello, I am a science graduate, looking to learn about economics, any suggestions where can i start?

Any books you can suggest might be amazing, i am completely new to this and it would be a huge help if you guys could help me out
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Transitivity of Preferences paper

I am going through some of my old grad school notes, and in my microeconomics notes on transitive preferences, the teacher made a note of a behavioral economics result where when presented with two ...
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Reference request: Applying statistical mechanics to price and value

I recall reading a paper a while ago, but have forgotten its title, authors, and abstract. The topic of the paper was how to define "value" without regard to any particular theory of value, ...
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Is there a mathematical more realistic version of economics [closed]

List item I have read many informal introductions to economics I want something not only rigorous but realistic I find classical microeconomics to be very weird, I don;t know if the field has changed....
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Economic models that are useful to understand macroeconomics

I started to study economics. Since I majored in Mathematics, I'd like to learn the principles of macroeconomics through the analysis of a simple economic models (using equations). That's why I ...
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To Gain further knowledge on Economics(Undergraduate)

I am currently in high school, but my textbook doesn't appropriately style the subject as it is. So is there some standard author's book which I can follow with math(log, derivative)? EDIT The branch ...
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Literature exploring theoretically the relationship between inequality and economic growth

Specifically, I'd be very grateful if you may refer me to any literature treating wealth or income inequality or both, but the important thing is that it studies the relationship from a theoretical ...
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MSVAR with predetermined regimes

Suppose I have a VAR model that relates income, consumption and investment. And suppose I want the parameters to vary by the political party in power: A, B or C. As far as I know, Markov Switching VAR ...
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What are some good alternative textbooks in international trades for undergraduates other than 'Taylor & Feenstra' and 'Krugman, Obstfeld & Melitz'?

I've been referring to the textbooks International Economics by Alan M. Taylor and Robert C. Feenstra and International Trade: Theory and Policy by Marc Melitz, Maurice Obstfeld, and Paul Krugman ...
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Reference for monotonicity: $x\geq y\implies x\succsim y$ and $x>y\implies x\succ y$

I've seen this definition for monotonicity many times on different papers and on this site: $x\geq y\implies x\succsim y$ and $x>>y\implies x\succ y$. However, what I read on MWG's ...
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Conversion rate models for multi-touch digital advertising over time

Is there any literature on the conversion rate of multi-touch advertising over time, showing that how decreasing the time between touches increases conversion rate? For example, a chart showing: Y-...
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What are some economics resources I should know of?

There seems to be an overabundance of high quality media thesedays explaining physics, computer science, mathematics giving exposition to ideas in the fields. What are some media giving expositions to ...
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Effect of the construction of the Suez Canal on economies of southern Africa

Merchant ships, before the inauguration of the Suez Canal, used to travel between large parts of Asia and Europe by travelling around Africa. I feel this must have boosted the economies of many of the ...
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Books exploring economics of Leisure and free time?

One I found already is "Finding Time: The Economics of Work-Life Conflict" by Boushey, what are some other books I could read about this topic?
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Did Hume or Ricardo show trade deficits are self-correcting?

Economist Paul Krugman said this in a 1993 journal paper: The last 15 years have been a golden age of innovation in international economics. must somewhat depressingly conclude, however, that this ...
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Ricardo Reis and S&D decompositions of inflation

In this presentation at around 21:20, Ricardo Reis discusses a two-sector New Keynesian model to explain that the supply and demand decompositions of inflation by Adam Shapiro as not as informative as ...
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