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Reason for SMEs in the European Union employing the bulk of people?

Is there any specific reason why SMEs in the European Union employ the vast majority of people in general as well as in certain industries? Are they exempt from certain regulatory burdens such as ...
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Is there a list of U.S. government regulations or actions that depend on government produced statistics?

I'm interested in compiling a list of government actions that depend on government produced figures. For example social security benefits depend on the CPI. I don't know if such a list already exists.
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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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Where does the value of implicit government banking guarantees end up?

Post-Lehman a widespread political agenda has established to minimize implicit government guarantees to banks. However, in the buid-up of new banking regulations, lending to small and mid-sized ...
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What sectors would be most affected positively or negatively by Trump´s trade agreement renegotiations?

One of Trump´s stated policies is that he will renegotiate the trade agreements with China and the Canada and México (NAFTA). This renegotiation might go well in which maybe the US gets freer access ...
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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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Assessing the effectiveness of macroprudential liquidity requirements

I would like to investigate the effectiveness of Basel III Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR) and Net Stable Funding Ratio (NSFR) in containing systemic risk during crises. As far as I know, a few studies ...
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optimal lending levels

Many ratios are mentioned to allude to what caps the amount of money a bank could lend. But none is really convincing. Usually debt ratio and solvability (Basel) ratio are mentioned. Elsewhere there ...
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Are there any state-level data on US banking regulation stringency?

In Barth, Caprio, and Levine (2008) Rethinking bank regulation: Till angels govern. Cambridge University Press, authors assemble and showcase large dataset on stringency of banking regulation and ...
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How does a CLEC innovate?

A CLEC, competitive local exchange carrier, is described... A competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC), in the United States and Canada, is a telecommunications provider company (sometimes called a &...
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Do Fines Imposed by Regulators Improve Performance?

After receiving a fine, do companies immediately seek to recoup their loses or do they take it on the chin? I'm just wondering if it's the most efficient way of deterring complacency or non ...
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China approval for US company acquisition

Why does China has to give approval to two US companies merging together? There have been quite a few examples in the last time, as UTC & Rockwell Collins as well as Qualcomm acquiring NXP ...
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What were the liquidity requirements prior to Basel III?

I am investigating the impact of enforcing the Basel III liquidity requirements with a focus on the LCR. I have found some information about regulations in fore prior to Basel III in Sweden and ...
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Is anti-competitive behavior a threat in a society with free trade and no regulation?

A question that I have is whether a truly economically free society needs to (or should) have laws against anti-competitive behavior. Take liquor distribution as an example. In the United States ...
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Effectiveness of liquidty regulation

I am writing to collect some thoughts regarding the best way to study the effectiveness of liquidity regulation (LCR and NSFR). To study the latter, I should avoid to collect actual banks' ratios, ...
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Maximize profit with per unit profit of labor and capital (regulated firm)

Suppose a firm is regulated, such that it is permitted to recover the costs of its labor and capital inputs. Total revenue for the firm is therefore $R= \mu L + \sigma K$, where L=labor, K=capital, $\...
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Could a mandatory intermediary for EU energy imports help in managing price spikes?

Due to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war, there have been significant increases in the price of energy in Europe, not only for natural gas, but also for electricity and oil. The problem seems to be that ...
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Government companies providing products at-cost

Many products are dominated by oligopolies. For example Boeing and Airbus control most of the jetliner market. There have been and are various degrees of nationalization in which a government takes ...
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