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microeconomic model of software agents?

I am wondering whether there is a microeconomic analysis of software agents. There seem to be parrallels between software agents, or more generally, programs, and topics in economics: principal ...
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Economics of Selling Software

My understanding: Normally, selling a product has an increasing marginal cost per unit produced. Very often this increases more and more due to poor allocation of resources (diminishing returns). ...
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What is the Thomson Reuters tool that is used in universities? [closed]

I'm not an economics major but when I go to the library of the economics department I see that computers have access to something that is related to Thomson Reuters. given that I'm interested in ...
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Software for field work: collecting survey data (multi-platform, on-line and off-line)

As part of an RCT, I am looking for Software to record digitally the answers some survey questionnaires. The questionnaire is somewhat long, ~100 questions divided into 10 blocks. We will collect 3 ...
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Market efficiency in software, music, news, etc

I'm not an ecomonist, but have been tossing around some ideas in my head for a long time and thought I might ask here what resources or existing work might be out there. There are a lot of market ...
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Game theory software

I was wondering what software/libraries everyone uses to simulate games? For instance finding the Nash Equilibrium. I see that Gambit is a popular one, but I was wondering if there are any other good ...
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Why there are no famous software/IT companies in Europe? (unlike USA)

Both USA and Europe have highly developed economies with famous car, aircraft, food, oil etc. companies. However, when it comes to IT - USA has Google, Facebook, Amazon, Dell, Cisco, Microsoft, Red ...
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Which type of work is actually Software Development?

Inspired by this question on DevOps Stack Exchange, here is a question to economists: For long time being, software engineering and IT operations have been - and I guess they still are - considered ...
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Useful software for notes and graphs in economics?

I'm looking for a software which may help me to both take notes and draw graphs during university lectures. It must have the ability to switch between texts and graphs, add other formats such as ...
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How exactly can blockchain technology be used to make a supply chain more efficient?

I am a software developer, and have been studying Bitcoin, Ethereum and blockchain technology over the last 8 months or so. I have read a lot on the Internet about how blockchain technology will ...
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How to create a Budget line in excel or R

Im interested in programming a budget line or PPF which is responsive to changes in relative prices, and income effect. I know the equation for the budget line is $$m\geq p_1x_1+p_2x_2$$ Lets say we ...
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Recommended ratio of sells of software of basic and advance edition

Our company is selling one software in two edition: - cheap one with basic features - expensive one with basic and advance features According to sells statistic, more than 90% of people are buying ...
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Software to simulate the effects of interest rates on an economy? [closed]

Is there open source software that simulates the effects of interest rates on an economy?
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A graphic calculator for simple microeconomics problems

I can do simple calculations in micro-economics, such as: given the utility function of a consumer, calculate his demand curves; given utility functions of two consumers and initial endowment, ...
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Will a Free Software Society ever become a reality?

I have gone through this question regarding the economic sustenance of the GNU Software and I think it is the foundation of my question. Below is a small excerpt from the GNU Website which states the ...
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Python package for discrete preferences

Do you know of a package allowing to create objects representing agents with (strict) preferences over (a finite set of) discrete objects $A,B,C,…$, and profiles thereof. A minimal requirement would ...
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Create simple graphs without functional forms

I am looking for a suggestion of programs that can be used to illustrate effects like the income/substitution effect with regards to the consumption choice etc. With many programs, need you to ...
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Flexible lab experiment in otree

I am building a lab experiment through otree, ``a Django-based framework for implementing multiplayer decision strategy games." Basics about otree's forms Here is an example of how otree gets the ...
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Why do companies push users to use inferior software?

Sometimes, companies influence users in order to make them use inferior software and other services. For example, Microsoft makes it difficult to use anything other than Bing for Cortana, even though ...
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Free alternative to EViews for ARIMA modelling

Can someone guide me in acquiring an application similar to EViews? I need a free application where I can incorporate the ARIMA model.
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Matlab code example for piecewise linear approximation and Euler Equation Iteration

Where I can find a good Matlab sample code that performs Euler equation iteration with piece-wise linear approximation of policy functions? The Projection method I have in mind is something like ...
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How is software treated in Gross Domestic Product calculations?

Is there a concise explanation of how software is treated in GDP calculations? It seems a bit complicated. I can only figure out part of the story: For consumer purchases, I think all software ...
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What is the statistical program used in the Worldwide Governance Indicators?

I am interested in understanding the algorithm/methodology of the WGI (the most cited and popular corruption/governance) World Bank Methodology. They try to publish as detailed as possible to the ...
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Most common programs used by Economists

I recently asked a professor if he was planning on hiring a research assistant for next semester. I thought I'd be a pretty good candidate since I have decent experience using STATA, SAS, SPSS, R ...
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Has Stack Overflow been economically beneficial to programmer productivity?

Has Stack Overflow an overall positive impact on programmers productivity? On one side, it takes time and effort to ask and answer questions -- thus decreasing productivity. On the other side, ...
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Papers that use R vs Stata

Is there any way to tell if a paper used R instead of Stata or Matlab for the estimation? I know it doesn't matter for the quality of the paper, but I'd just be interested to see how many papers use ...
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How does GNU software development sustain economically?

I apologise if this question is out of topic, but it is simultaneously an economy and a programming question. If it should go to another SE communality, please indicate me. In theory, GNU software is ...
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R in econ departments?

According to my personal observation the majority of (prominent) economists prefer use Stata for their statistical analysis and Matlab for other mathematical work. SAS and Excel are also used (...
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What kind of economic freeware exists for economics students?

Can anyone recommend some free software for students studying economics for use in senior projects, theses, or dissertations?