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What is the average economic value of a human life?

What is the economic value of a human life? If there are multiple methods to use in calculating, what are they, which method is preferred, and why? Considerations/sub-questions on methods A. Is the ...
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Can value be defined as any increase in consumer or producer surplus?

I know that the term Economic Value Added is an internal measure that executives use to measure the financial performance of a company, say, executing a project. However, I'm doing some research in ...
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Securities Prices in Financial Markets

Hello in the moment I am working with the book "Introduction to the Economics and Mathematics of Financial Markets" by Jakˇsa Cvitani ́c and Fernando Zapatero, which can be accessed at the link. ...
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References for “Capturing value”

I have seen in several places references to "capturing value". For example: Value Creation vs. Value Capture Work on Stuff that Matters: First Principles I think that such considerations are ...
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Accounting for machines in the labor theory of value

I have read that the Labour Theory of Value holds that the value of a good or service is determined by the total amount of labour involved in its production. To account for this properly, we must ...
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The Myth of Exploitation According to the Labor Theory of Value

According to the Labor Theory of Value, a good is worth as much as the labor put into it. We might then go further and assume that the labor put into it was as valuable as the goods used to fuel that ...
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What is the difference between present value and face value?

What is the difference between present value and face value? When I search this question on Google is says they're the same in some cases and different in others. It says they are the same when the ...
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Why a new startup should ask a big investment company to value them as low as possible? [duplicate]

In "Silicon Valley TV Series" (in first episode of the second season) a bunch of guys, designed a new algorithm, and asked big companies to invest in that project and value their product. At a ...
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Real vs Nominal Value Concept

I am having trouble understanding the meaning of the real value of an economic quantity. The concept is easy to grasp: take a year as a base and adjust for inflation by pricing a commodity with the ...
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If assets = liabilities + equity, what do we mean by overcapitalization?

Overcapitalization doesn't seem to have a clear-cut definition. For some it seems to deal with the ratio of current output (Y) over optimal output (Y*). A company would then be overcapitalized if Y &...
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How to value market size?

Where can I learn about market value of specific sector? What keywords should I be looking to being understand which reserch facilities publish relevant reports? I'll put it simple: I'm building a ...
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Normalizing comparisons of corporations and countries

When publicly-traded corporations reach record valuations, articles in the media often compare such valuations to the GDPs of countries throughout the world, typically in the form "Company X's ...
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Do large public companies ever “quit while they're ahead”?

Large public companies (e.g. S&P 500) seem to end their lives in one of two ways: either they're acquired (or taken private), or they go bankrupt. Theoretically it seems like there should be a ...
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Why isn't there an “ideal value” for a given currency? [closed]

If a currency can be worth too little (e.g. needing \$10,000,000,000 to buy a loaf of bread) and worth too much (e.g. being able to buy a loaf of bread for $0.00001), why isn't there an "ideal value" (...