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How to weakly predict T-bill rates?

I know, I know -- if I could predict Treasuries, I could leverage that information, various forms of the EMH, etc. But a lot of people have mortgages (ARMs) tied to US1Y, and so having some kind of ...
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How to start with scenario study in health economics?

In Health economics, my advisors mentioned scenario studies, especially relating to epidemiological spread (for example relating to COVID-19). I am wondering if there is any some cornerstone reference ...
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Research on the effect of government size on prosperity?

Is there any analysis done to empirically determine the relationship between government size and prosperity of a country? I am not really that familiar with empirical economic research. But it is ...
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Is there Modern Translation Book for Wealth of Nations?

Is there a New/Modern English Translation of Adam Smith "Wealth of Nations"? I cannot locate any online, it is a great read, just trying to understand it better. The old/classical style of ...
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Does bank loan support affect companies in negative way?

I'm new to the economics exchange environment. My question may seem amateurish, but I did not find a satisfactory result by doing the necessary literature search. A question that has been on my mind ...
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Is there research on the level of individuals regarding the origins of hyperinflation?

I am interested in inflation, specifically hyperinflation. Can anybody point me to research (papers, books) done on the individual origins and mechanisms at work at the very beginning of ...
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Mathematics of Marxian Economics

I have studied some Marxian economics, and realise that Marx's writings were not very mathematical. I recently came to know of Analytical Marxism and Neo-Marxian economics. I read the Wikipedia page ...
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locating specific model from organizational economics

I am trying to find one specific model from organizational economics that I encountered in one of my past classes, but I cant remember the name of the model and google scholar search based on some of ...
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Nash bargaining solution textbook treatment

I'm looking for some reference that treats the solution that Nash gave to the bargaining problem in which two parties must share the surplus derived from engaging in a cooperative relationship. ...
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What is economic nowcasting?

I am looking for a short review article on "economic nowcasting". Is there something recommended for someone interested in data science?
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The efficacy of death penalty in reducing violent crimes

Common sense says that the provision of death penalty would make it costlier for people to commit crimes like murder or rape, thus reducing the expected payoffs and accordingly the occurrence of such ...
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Looking for mathematically “rigorous” problem sets to practice Microeconomics at the intermediate level

I am looking for decent resources to practice and learn Microeconomics. I need problems that are more involved unlike the ones in Varian's Workbook. For this, I decided to use Nicholson and Snyder (NS)...
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Idea Production Function References

I've read in growth theory about the Idea production function: $\dot{A}=f(A,S)$ which states that the change in ideas or blueprints or patents is a function of past ideas and the number of scientists. ...
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Where can I find research on the impact of informal/unregulated suppliers on prices and externalities?

I am looking for research and papers on the impact of informal/unregulated suppliers on market prices and negative externalities. I am particularly interested in the manufacturing sector.
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Reference for “Sustainable competitive advantage” and “Strong Balance sheets”

Sustainable competitive advantage are company assets, attributes, or abilities that are difficult to duplicate or exceed; and provide a superior or favorable long-term position over competitors. In ...
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How many ways to call dependent and independent variables?

The words "dependent variables" and "independent variables" are the cornerstones of every regression. However, I am collecting the alternative ways to call these two terms. Because ...
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What are some further readings in Econometrics you recommend?

I've reached the end of my Econometrics courses for the undegraduate level at my university, but I would like to continue learning. I hope I could get some recommendations for further reading. I ...
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Reference for the impact of consumer pressure on firms' competition? [closed]

I am looking for justification or reference for the impact of consumer pressure (consumer bargaining power, or consumer satisfication) on firms' competition.
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What is the economic word for firms buy material in credit?

I am looking for the word relating to firms' account payable, meaning that firms buy the materials from suppliers without paying money immediately.I need the word to search on google scholar for some ...
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Beginner's Guide to Econometrics [duplicate]

I was wondering if you could guide me to a book that I can use as a starting point for preparing myself for graduate level econometrics. I will be applying for MA programs this fall and wanted a head ...
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About the 9 tests on Index number theory to evaluate the efficency of the different types of price indexes

Correct me if I'm wrong, I've seen a section in Wikipedia about Index number theory and I've understand it as "if an index x (Laspeyres, Paasche, etc.) satisfies all of this test, then it's 100% ...
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References for regional classification

I read an international study, Table 2 and see that the author did regions*year fixed effect. I am looking for some reference to classify 64 coutries in their paper to different region. I found a link ...
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Is the book by Nicholson and Snyder more rigorous when compared to Varian's Intermediate Microeconomics?

I am about to start learning college level Economics and the two books that are commonly used are Intermediate Microeconomics by Hal Varian and Microeconomic Theory: Basic Principles and Extensions by ...
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Is there any reference for labour finance?

Is there any recent reference for labour finance, in which labour finance relating to financial statements? And what are the alternative name for "labour finance"?
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Evidence for or against the Efficient Market Hypothesis in financial markets and the currently dominant view

The Efficient Market Hypothesis seems to draw quite a lot of attention in popular debates, and in general during discussions on Behavioral Finance, where it is often seen as not entirely correct. I ...
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Is there any academic paper documented about firms' trade credit collection approach?

I am looking for some papers that documented some trade credit collection approaches, especially when the market becomes more competitive. In another word, what should the managers do to improve the ...
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Is there any academic paper documenting the importance of the Operating Cycle?

Content from a website that : The Operating Cycle offers an insight into a company’s operating efficiency. A shorter cycle is preferred and indicates a more efficient and successful business. A ...
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What are the liabilities of a bank?

Particularly in this context I have come across topics like: 1.Margins held against letters of credit/guarantees. 2..Balances in overdue fixed deposits. 3.Cash certificates and cumulative/recurring ...
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Having difficultly to understand two indices with regard to inflation

What are these terms "provisional headline inflation" and "imputed index" used to predict in terms of inflation?
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Uniform bounds on rate of merging for Bayesian learners

Update. Cross posted at Cross Validated. In a well-known paper, Blackwell & Dubins (1962) show that the posterior probabilities of two Bayesian agents, whose priors agree on events of measure $0$,...
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A Special Case of Difference-in-Differences

I remember reading a paper where the Difference-in-Differences was a bit special, but I had forgotten the details. My recollection was Two time periods, specifically one time period before treatment ...
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In GDP growth studies, are factors of production measured as stock or flows?

Consider the following cases: One machine (capital) is used by multiple producers within one year. For instance, farmers renting tractors from the same company. In this case, in terms of GDP, there ...
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Alternative ways of visualizing longitudinal macro data?

Problem: Visualizing longitudinal is challenging when the dataset has large number of panel members. A common ways to visualize such data is to either make a large set of small individual plots such ...
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Lab experiments of labour markets

I have been searching for papers that conduct lab experiments simulating a labour market, that means for a minimum there are both participants taking the role of firms, and participants taking the ...
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Data on inflation target on different countries around the world

Does someone know if there's a page, like a "global bank" online page, where one could see the inflation target for different countries? For example, in x country, for x' year, the inflation ...
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What cognitive biases reduce savings?

In Thinking Fast and Slow Kahneman explains that people can sometimes save less because they underestimate the future benefit to themselves because they view present and future self differently. I ...
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Examples of the use of Vector Autoregressive Models

I am self-learning Vector Autoregressive Models currently, and have practiced on a few datasets. But I wanted to read some actual research papers that use VAR, so that I get an idea of the level of ...
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Convex rationalization when the budget sets are segments?

Backgroud: SARP can be defined on general budget set. SARP: Assume for all $B$ the choice $c(B)$ is only one element. If $x_i,x_{i+1}\in B_i$, and $x_i = c(B_i)$, for all $i\in \{1,N-1\}$, then $x_1=...
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Complexity economics and computational economics books recommendation

I'm looking for books in complexity economics and/or agent-based computational economics. What are some good introductory and advanced books in these fields? Thanks in advance
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What do they mean by “bottom line” and why did US IRS turned back 810 millions to IBM? and what do they mean by “unspecified “ layoffs?

In the quarter ended in March, IBM’s revenues rose by 5.1 percent to \$19.1 billion, and its gross profits were up by 6.1 percent to \$8.25 billion. There were a whole bunch of things that affected ...
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Labour-saving vs. Labour-augmenting technical change

I've read a number of posts on the above topic but none refers to published empirical papers. Google searches have been hopeless. Does anyone know of any paper on empirical derivation of technical ...
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What are some good Phd or research programs for Economic History / Economic Thought History?

Please correct me if I am wrong, but my impression is that most "mainstream" economics programs are now focusing less and less on economic thought history. So, in order to do research on ...
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Ordinally Separable Utility Representation

Let $X_i$ be a separable, compact, Banach space. Definition: A weak order $\succeq$ on $X=\prod_{i=1}^NX_i$ has an ordinally separable representation if there exists $u_i: X\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ and ...
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Who said that growth would stop because of satiation?

I have a vague recollection I am unsuccessfully trying to find an exact reference for. I recall watching an interview of Jacques Attali about a new book of his (maybe 6 or 7 years ago) where he ...
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What is the point of considering only pure strategies in a game? How could you restrict people from thinking about mixed strategy?

In an experimental setting, how could you effectively incentivize the subjects to not to adopt mixed strategy? I would like to re-emphasize that the question in concern is "how to prevent people ...
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Is egyptology a pyramid scheme: Self-perpetuating university programs

My friend got a degree in egyptology, but can’t get a job, So he’s paying more money to get a Phd, so he can work teaching other people egyptology. In his case college is literally a pyramid scheme. ...
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list of math intense graduate level microeconomics books?

List of math intense graduate level microeconomics books? Except Reny's book, krep's books, varian's book and mas-collell's book books from subfields are acceptable, however by math intense i mean ...
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Order-driven vs quote-driven markets

What is the difference between order driven and quote driven markets? Is there any theoretical microstructure book that gives the intuition behind the types of markets with respect to the orders that ...
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Textbook on the mathematics of RBC/DSGE models?

I'm reading David Romer's Macroeconomics. However, what I don't like is that he doesn't go at all into detail about the mathematical underpinnings of RBC/DSGE models. When it comes to the central ...
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Financial wellbeing overall components and datasets

I am currently doing a project on financial wellbeing, but on the level of entire countries. I am aware of studies and data pertaining to financial inclusion, as often studied in Development Economics,...

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