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Big research goals in economics?

Are there any big, overarching research goals in economics? Examples from other fields that come to my mind: Mathematics: Millenium problems, Hilbert's problems, Collatz conjecture, ... Computer ...
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Economics PhD graduate? [closed]

What are the options for Economics PhD students after graduation? I am aware most students end up going into academia as either professors or researchers. What are the options in the corporate world ...
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Coming up with a Research Topic for Undergraduate Paper

I am currently a senior in economics, and I have been pondering ideas for doing a research paper. Sometimes I go about thinking theory and trying to find applications I could apply it to empirically, ...
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Does it make economic sense for only some universities in a certain area to pay their sports scholars?

Apparently ‘Athletic scholarships are common in the United States, but in many countries they are rare or non-existent.’ But are there countries where there are some universities that offer sports ...
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Neo-Classical or Neo-Institutionalist Labor Economists?

How would you classify labor economists as neo-classical or neo-institutionalist? I have just begun reading Boyer and Smith (2001) and the authors emphasize the role that institutionalist have played ...
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Dissertations and Advisers of well established economists?

I am researching on labor economists like Francine D. Blau, graduated from Harvard University PhD. Econ 1975. I am trying to find her dissertation and her doctoral advisers to understand the school of ...
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Undergraduate research publishment in Economics/Finance

Currently doing research as an undergraduate student, in Economics/Finance. If the work is decent, then should I send my research paper in an Undergraduate Journal in order to increase my chances ...
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Advice for finding literature for thesis

I have to write my bachelor thesis in the coming months and I was planning on replicating one of the leading papers of the last years in the field of macro economics. Problem is that I am ...
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Are there many examples of the majority of economists failing to understand previous economic work?

In Macroeconomics and the Phillips Curve Myth, (review, summary) James Forder argues that the modern understanding of the history of the Phillips curve is wrong in almost all important respects -- ...
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What is the economic situation in Iran? [closed]

I recently investigated a bit about the Iranian economy and did not get an interesting result: Iran's currency dropped to worst low in four decades (Since the Islamic Revolution in Iran). ...
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What are some database like websites about lower levels of economics (micro/macro) for a research project?

I'm looking for some websites; books or videos on the beginning levels of economics like micro and macro economics to do a research project projects on. I found some course videos but they were a bit ...
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Most influential papers that use rainfall (or weather) as instrumental variables

Any field, must be replicable. Simpler the better. Looking for papers that attempt to estimate a local average treatment effect of an endogenous variable on some outcome, where the endogenous ...
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Why are countries in the Gulf rich but lagging in technological innovation?

Countries in the gulf are oil rich. But they are lagging in R&D sector. Governments do not spend much on R&D. Most countries employ foreign contractors or import technologies. What is the ...
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Unexplained economic puzzles?

Science is full of apparent puzzles and paradoxes, some of which still remain unexplained. Economics is not an exception. It would be interesting to get a list of unresolved puzzles in Economics. ...
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Qualitative methods in Economics

As a quantitative analyst and armchair economist I have seen little reason to do qualitative analysis as done in the other social sciences. However I keep running into these rather wordy analyses of ...
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Forums to discuss and learn hot topics of economics research

Math Overflow is the best forum to learn about pure math researches. Does there exist a similar website or forum for economics researches? The econ stack exchange seems quiet.
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Finding a Research Project

A professor at my college (I'm a rising sophomore) expressed interest in me working for him as an RA as I have had previous research experience prior to coming to college and I did well my freshman ...
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Research Design: Indifference curves and budget lines

I have a basic Idea on how to construct indifference curves such that we must use two goods and then ask for pairs of bundles which are preference indifferent. When doing applied research on ...
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Papers explaining Roberts's law

I was reading this article on power laws in economics. If you look at figure.5 on page 11, you come across an interesting note. Notes: Left panel: The CEO compensation is the ex ante one, ...
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Income Inequality as an indicator of wealth

My employer has assigned me the project of trying to understand where our current and potential International Private Banking clients are, and where they are moving to. To understand this, we are ...
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Is there an index that describes how differentiated a product is?

Some products are commodities, identical regardless of the producer. Others are very different an people look for specific brands of whatever they buy. Has anybody built any sort of index of how ...
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Statistical tests/models to use for Macroeconomic and Financial Research

I am a student, new to research and have chosen a challenging field to perform my research in. While I have been reading about similar research's, as part of my literature review, I observed various ...
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get statistics about the research intensity of an industry

I want to know how much research is conducted in an industry in order to be able to say Industry X is more research intense than Industry Y. For industry categorization I use the NACE classificiation....
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What type of data packages am I looking for?

I did a bit of googling and I see there are companies that sell market research data, and wanted to know if anyone knows more about it. I am specifically looking for consumer interest in the allergic ...
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The 2015 Economics “Nobel”: Angus Deaton [closed]

Angus Deaton is only the sixth economist to not share the "Economics Nobel" (the "Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel") in the last 20 years (i.e. from 1996 onwards)....
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Are there any studies that show that “Affirmative Action” hurts the economy?

Are there any studies that show that "Affirmative Action" (an action or policy favoring those who tend to suffer from discrimination, especially in relation to employment or education) hurts the ...