Questions tagged [soft-question]

A Non-specific question regarding economic practice and analytical development.

11 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
3 votes
0 answers
38 views

Software used for solving demands of different functions

I'm currently doing some research on demand systems and have been experimenting with different underlying utility functions which will generate different systems of demands. However I've been doing ...
user avatar
  • 7,685
3 votes
0 answers
98 views

Open Foundational Problems in Mathematical Economics

What are some open problems in mathematical economics which are treated as if they have been solved in economics papers? As an example, one of my teachers has previously pointed out to me that there ...
user avatar
  • 131
2 votes
0 answers
45 views

Federal Reserve Leveraging of COVID-19 Fund

Reading an article in The New York Times about the COVID-19 stimulus bill, I stumbled on this detail the Fed can take a limited amount of funds and deploy them widely: The central bank only needs ...
user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
55 views

Are there really only two main macroeconomic models?

I was told that there are really two broad categories of economic models in macroeconomics. These Being: 1)Neoclassical Growth Models 2)Overlapping Generations Models All other models that exist are ...
user avatar
  • 7,685
2 votes
0 answers
86 views

How would I assess Pesaran's «Time Series and Panel Data Econometrics»?

Has anyone ever read the book «Time Series and Panel Data Econometrics» by M. Hashem Pesaran? I'm trying to find a hardcopy near me, but I can't find it anywhere, even in libraries near where I live. ...
user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
31 views

Regarding Macroeconomic Models

I've recently started my PhD and upon looking at my textbook (the sargent one) I found that it differed greatly from my Masters textbook (Romer) and in turn my undergraduate macro text (williamson). ...
user avatar
  • 7,685
1 vote
0 answers
23 views

Best texts on cash usage and share buybacks in companies

What would be a good reference for how companies utilise their cash to conduct share buybacks. I am trying to understand how share buybacks affect the valuation of a company.
user avatar
  • 649
0 votes
0 answers
24 views

How much of the textbook "Mathematical Methods and Models for Economists" by Angel de la Fuente should I go through?

I'm working through "Mathematical Methods and Models for Economists" on my own, and plan to go through "Microeconomic Theory" by Mas-Collell, Whiniston, and Green after. I was ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
22 views

What are the examples to the terminology "allocation of scarce resource"

Does allocation of scarce resource mean trading of a perishable goods with the one who needs it most. Say, a drug that can cure cancer and there is only 10 units left. A seller sells the item who pays ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
17 views

How *do* NGOs, think tanks, and governments weigh income/consumption tradeoffs/transfers at different income levels?

In considering policies and transfers, how do we (economists, NGOs, governments & think tanks) weigh income (consumption) tradeoffs between the poor & the very poor? E.g., 'is giving 100 USD/...
user avatar
  • 111
0 votes
0 answers
35 views

Would apprenticeships improve the economy long term?

Evening my name is Nick and I am a high school student from Fairfield California and I’m 17, my super hyper theatrical question is about a substitute to college in order to create more efficiency in ...
user avatar