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Ceo hobbies and company stock price index in S&P 500

Where can I obtain data on hobbies of CEOs of S&P 500 companies?
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Buyer's efficiency in auctions

first and foremost, I'm not an economist, probably a scientist though. In my country the most popular way to buy and appartment or a house is by first-price-auctions (the highest bid takes it all). ...
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Sensitivity Analysis

i have a rather methodological question. I have a theoretical model and to test it I run some simulations. Because some parametervalues are not entirely clear or are up for debate I want to do a ...
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Why is Mises “permitted” to define “Economics is an a priori science”, if a priori is not trustworthy?

Why is Mises "permitted" to define "Economics is an a priori science", if a priori is not trustworthy? In philosophy of science and natural sciences a priori as a method of knowing has long been ...
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Is “management science” a subsection of economics?

Reading about the academic journal Management Science, one can read the following: Management Science is a scholarly journal that publishes scientific research on the practice of management. (...) ...
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Is Soros' theory of reflexivity aligned with normative vs positive economy dichotomy?

Soros' theory of reflexivity is well known and I'll briefly summarize it below based on his Fallibility, reflexivity, and the human uncertainty principle(2013) article. He proposes distinguishing ...
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Methodology of Economics: interpretation and explanation

I am interested in understanding the interaction between interpretation and explanation in social sciences in general and in economics particularly. It is argued that interpretation is pervasive in ...
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Departure point for research in economics

I hope this is the place to ask this question. I am in the first year of PhD in economics. As most of PhD students in economics, I try to show some economic mechanisms by theoretical modelling in ...
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Departure point for research in economics [duplicate]

I hope this is the place to ask this question. I am in the first year of PhD in economics. As most of PhD students in economics, I try to show some economic mechanisms by modelling. Most of time, I ...
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Is there a go-to resources on the use of the scientific method in economics?

I once had a physics teacher who said (paraphrased): for any formula or principle you use on an exam, you have to be able to provide a real world test that would demonstrate the theory's validity. ...
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Is there a “personality test” for societies? [closed]

You may have heard of the Myers Briggs personality profile test. Is there a similar test for societies? The MB has four dimensions Introversion/Extraversion iNtuition/Sensing Feeling/Thinking ...
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What is the evidence that econometrics has empirical value?

Economies are extremely complex systems with many variables, not to mention the fact that they emerge from the interactions of complex beings. I agree that economies have certain underlying principles,...