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Is there existing research on predicting the number of house listings based on exogenous data?

I've been looking for prior research by economists that predict the number of house listings in a particular city (or even, say, the probability that an individual in the city will list his house that ...
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What graph theory textbook should I use?

I'm doing my Msc dissertation on production networks and business cycles and I want to learn graph theory. I need to be able to model the evolution of the network and identify equilibrium graphs. ...
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Economics and Euclidean geometry

I am looking for economics papers which use concepts, techniques and theorems from geometry. I am mainly interested in Euclidean geometry, the kind of material that is taught on high-schools (e.g. ...
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How does US (its economy, banks, industry) profit from dollar being the “standard currency”?

How does US (its economy, banks, industry, "finance industry") profit from dollar being the "standard currency"? I am not seeking "ideological" explanations, but explanations of the mechanisms ...
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A survey on the economics of loyalty programs

Is there a good survey that covers the theory and empirics of loyalty programs? I am thinking of programs like Amazon Prime, Starbucks, and airlines miles/points. What are the mechanisms? Are they ...
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Net of Tax Return on Capital: Definition, Proxy and Data

There is one input factor $k$. The representative firm maximizes profits with respect to employed capital, i.e. \begin{align} \max_k{\pi(k) = f(k)-(r+\tau)k} \end{align} where $f(\cdot)$ is the ...
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Applied Chaos to Economics

Just a question to satisfy my Mathematical itch, but is there anything in Economics that uses Chaos Theory from Math?
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When can the fiscal multiplier be negative?

I am looking for a case study or data which shows a negative (fiscal/spending) multiplier effect. Does anyone know a study where this is analyzed?
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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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Are charitable donations on someone's behalf generally an effective incentive?

A study done in Sweden on 153 female, would-be blood donors showed surprising results. The women were divided into three groups– voluntary donation, paid donation, and paid donation with the ...
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Game theory for showing interest and availability when dating

The more cynical (or perhaps realistic) of us would argue that there's a fair amount of game theory going on in the dating game. For example a classic ploy is 'Don't ring for three days, because you ...
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Present-bias vs future-bias

There is a huge literature in economics that studies time-inconsistencies in decision-making and that consistently finds that individuals make present-biased choices in a variety of contexts: we do ...
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Game theory: Textbooks

I am really a beginner guy in game theory. Which kind of books could you suggest me as beginner/intermediate/advanced textbooks in game theory ? I have no problem in maths, so any books with full ...
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Reading list: history of economic thought / political economy

Can you all please suggest books that I can read to get started in the fields of political economy and the history of economic thought? While my major in Mathematical Economics has given me a good ...
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Can repeated bidding in an auction make each player's type common knowledge?

In Benjamin Edelman, Michael Ostrovsky, and Michael Schwarz(2007), there's a hand-waving argument to justify their setting as a game of complete information: we assume that all values are common ...
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How to write the dual problem of this maximization problem?

On this note for Shapley-Shubik model, there's a maximization problem: $$\max_{x_{ij} \in \mathbb{R}^{M \times N}}\sum_{j \in N}\sum_{i \in M}v_{ij}x_{ij}$$ $$\text{s.t.} \ \sum_{j \in N}x_{ij} \...
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Moral and economic development paradox?

I have often listen to the old man who criticized the lack of morality in the Chinese people nowadays: "To get more money, break through to the bottom line to get more money!" Is there a ...
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Predictive Game Theory

I was reading this neat piece by Fudenberg http://fudenberg.fas.harvard.edu/predictive%20game%20theory.pdf on Predictive Game Theory. He argues correctly that most traditional work in Game Theory is ...
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What is the classic paper that derives borrowing constraints from asymmetric information?

In reading the Wikipedia article about the "financial accelerator," I read this Firms’ ability to borrow depends essentially on the market value of their net worth. The reason for this is the ...
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What are some books for pricing theory with heavy math?

What are some books for pricing theory with heavy math? I've finish reading pricing theory by Hirshleifer and another by Lansburg but both are not math intense.
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Uses of convex analysis in Economics

I'm taking kind of a crash-course in convex analysis to complement my mathematical skills and was wondering if anyone knew about nice ways in which this kind of tools were used in Economics. To be ...
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What is some intermediate or advanced macroeconomics textbook use general approach and focus on general topics?

What is some intermediate or advanced macroeconomics textbook that use general approach, cover major formulas, math intense and focus on general topics similar to Romer's and Branson's Macroeconomics ...
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Why life expectance is growing faster than retirement age? - source needed

Need sources of information about "Why is life expectancy growing faster than retirement age?" Is there any literature about "why the increased quality of life and medicine in rich countries doesn’t ...
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Labour Productivity Growth and Reallocation of Labour

Using a shift-share methodology, labour productivity growth can be arise from productvity growth within a sector (within effect) or reallocation of labour to sectors with higher productivity (...
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Larry Summers on the causes of secular stagnation

In an influential speech on November 8, 2013 at the IMF Annual Research Conference, Larry Summers suggested that slow economic growth in the years following the 2007–2008 financial crisis might be due ...
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Are there papers in evolutionary game theory that are influential in economics?

The concept of evolutionary game theory has been around for about forty years. The mathematical details are worked out quite well. Yet this discipline is usually a side note in game theory classes and ...
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Are there good step by step math intense books substitute for greene's and woolridge Econometric Analysis

Greene's book is a drudgery to read book since it is theoretically based however does not provide what a theoretical book should provide especially on poorly explained the statistics definition both ...
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Application of Poisson process in economic modelling

To understand the emergence of constitution, Myerson (2008) models a scernario that a political leader gathers supports from captains in order to defeat challengers whose arrival is modelled by a ...
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Futures Market Books

Are there any recommendation for futures market or commodity trading books? I am not interested in trading myself, but would like to have a better understanding of it for my research.
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The median as a welfare function

In an economy with several agents who have different utility functions, it is common to define a welfare function, defined as an aggregate of the utility functions of the different agents. Then we can ...
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What are the books usually called for studying the computation of GDP?

What are the books usually called for studying the computation of GDP? It seems that the economics growth by Barro doesn't discuss about that.
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How did Switzerland manage to balance its budget?

Why switzerland managed to balance its budget after financial crisis? Why they had a surplus after 2008? I am not able to find comprehensive source for this type of information.
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Economics of forgetting

I'm interested to know economic justifications of forgetting in various fields. On example is Green and Porter(1984). To sustain a Cartel, Cartel members have incentive to forget deviations in a ...
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Papers about doing development projects by government funding [closed]

I want to read some papers about negative and positive aspects of doing a lot of development projects by government funding from the viewpoint of macroeconomics. However, I can't find anything by ...
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What are the main differences in a macroeconomic model, i.e. New-Keynesian DSGE, under a currency substitution (full dollarization) scheme?

I have searched arround the web and economic journals trying to find out research related to a macroeconomic model in which the country is fully dollarized, but I haven't had any luck. My main concern ...
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Easy to understand explanation of deflation and what causes it

This pretty much went over my head:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deflation Is there something a bit easier to digest than this? For a non econ student?
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Reasons for the recent rise in long-term unemployment

Kroft et al document the raise of long-term unemployed in the US during the recent crises. This is an impressive figure from their paper: They show that the raise does not come from compositional ...
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Where to start with social networks?

I'm working on my master's thesis in industrial organization and I have a model that is based on social networks. I have had two courses about social networks (one more focused on basic industrial ...
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Splittet Value Function and Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equation

General Problem Let $k\in\mathbb{R}_+$ be the state variable, $k=k^*$ a fixed point (saddle) and $v(k)$ a value function. The problem is, that the value function has two distinct functional forms, ...
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Repeated games without a beginning and an end

I'm interested to know results on repeated games indexing each stage game by $\mathbb Z$ which contrast with those indexed by $\mathbb Z_+$. It seems to me this could be quite different from repeated ...
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Books/Papers on Macroprudential Regulation

I am looking for some good introductory papers or possible books on macroprudential regulation.
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price space as a dual of commodity space

I often see papers in economic theory mentioning a duality between the price space and the commodity space. I think they refer to duality of vector spaces. I.e, the commodity space is a vector space, ...
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Ultrafilters in Social Choice Theory Literature Request

I am an undergraduate math major who is intrigued about social choice theory. I am in the early stages of planning my senior project and was wondering if anybody had some recommendations of literature ...
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If a game admits a unique Nash equilibirum, does common knowledge of rationality implies Nash equilibirum?

In a highly controversial paper by Robert Aumann(see here), it is stated as a theorem: In PI games, common knowledge of rationality implies backward induction. If we stick to the strong and ...
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What's the status on uncertainty shocks?

Bloom (2009) analyzes the impact of uncertainty shocks, and Bloom et al (2014) propose a business cycle model based on these shocks. It seems to be a young field, but is there any consensus on ...
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Consumption of the unemployed

I am wondering how the consumption of the unemployed varies over the business cycle. We know that wages of people getting fired in busts are higher than wages of people in booms (Mueller 2012), so ...
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Unemployment: Human Capital Deterioration

I am looking for Macro-Labor models that include deterioration of human capital. The mechanism is simple: The longer you were unemployed, the more human capital you are losing. However, this is ...
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Models for online markets with reputation system

The only relevant model I'm aware of is Liu Qingmin(2011 R.E.S). Is there any other decent models dealing with the mechanism of online markets under reputation system, and perhaps linking to ...
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Alternative to Intermediate-macroeconomics book by Mankiw

Please suggest a good alternative to intermediate macroeconomics by Mankiw. A book with better teaching and which develops better understanding but at a similar level in terms of difficulty. I ...
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Mathematical Micro/Macro Economics Textbook Recommendation

I was formerly an economics major and now also majoring in mathematics. I want a textbook that is rigorously based on mathematics; not just using mathematics whenever the author wants, but in a more ...

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