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### Why does financial trading data not include “average” for a day?

Unix Timestamp,Date,Symbol,Open,High,Low,Close,Volume BTC,Volume USD These are the fields that the financial data provider shows in a CSV file, showing per-day Bitcoin trading data between USD. As ...
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### Tax revenue formula maximization- whats the name of this formula?

I have been teaching intermediate microeconomics and have come across a formula a number of times relating the tax rate at which revenue is maximized if elasticities are constant. This formula is ...
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### A question on the Reiter method

I am confused about how individual decision rules are approximated via the Reiter method. In particular, on page 653 of Reiter (2009) (JEDC), the link is: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/...
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### Can an irrational function be a utility function?

Given some irrational preferences, that can be represented by a function. If the function does not satisfy rationality (transitivity, completeness), does this imply it is not a utility function. I ...
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### Current House Demand and Supply

Home prices are at an all time high so according to supply and demand, that means suppliers will supply more homes due to the high prices. Demand for a house on the other hand is also at an all time ...
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### Extreme Value Theorem in Economics

Would appreciate some thoughts on proving the existence of a solution (a maximum) in an applied context. Suppose the objective function is one of maximising utility: $\max\Sigma(u_t)$ Subject to some ...
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### Opportunity Cost Comparisons

Suppose we have 1 firm and the firm has three options: (1) Produce and get \$100 in revenue - \$200 in costs = -\$100 in profit. (2) Temporarily shut down and pay fixed costs = -\$50 in profit. (3) ...
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### Are simultaneous equation models out of fashion? Why?

According to Angrist & Pischke "Undergraduate econometrics instruction: Through our classes, darkly" (2017) Tables 2 and 3, econometrics textbooks deemphasized simultaneous equation ...
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### How did the silver standard “insulate” China from the beginning of the Great Depression (1929-1931)

There is a segment from this article that I want to unpack: The Great Depression was a global crisis—almost. Every significant economy was devastated, with one notable exception: China. The reason ...
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### Impact of Expansionary Fiscal on aggregate output [closed]

What would be the impact of expansionary fiscal and monetary policies on aggregate output, interest rate, and prices in an economy under recession, and how would this impact policies on output, ...
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### What's the difference between Gregory Mankiw's “Macroeconomics” 4th ed. and 10th ed.?

I am planning to use Gregory Mankiw's Macroeconomics (not to be confused with his Principles of Economics) for self-studying macroeconomics, along with David Weil's Economic Growth. As you can see, ...
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### What is the main difference between FDI and short run capital inflows/outflows?

What is the main difference between FDI and short run capital inflows/outflows? I feel like both are quite similar in their nature but I don't understand the distinction between the two fully. Many ...
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### What formulas should I know to find national income accounting [closed]

National income and accounting formulas to find autonomous expenditure
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### Estimate unobservable $X_t$ with observable estimation {$Y_t$}, where $Y_t= X_t+\delta e_t$

Suppose there are measurement values {$Y_t, Y_{t-1},..., Y_0$} which come from the relationship $Y_t= X_t+\delta e_t$, where $\delta$ is a known constant, $e_t\sim N(0,\sigma^2_e)$ is a Gaussian ...
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### Fractional Reserve Banking

Highly contrived example with 3% reserve ratio: ...
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### Help finding the right term - Behavioural Finance / Pricing jargon

There is a phenomenon used in Economics(?)/Marketing/Pricing/Psychology when selecting the right price for your product. Within a certain price range, the customer is insensitive to changes in the ...
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### Why does MMT insist on positive rates? [closed]

MMT sounds obsolete and not at all modern to me. You dont even need to print money, you can use negative rates to tax banks which gives the same result and is also a progressive tax, and not a flat ...
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### Which econometric test applied here?

I have been reading an article about the Phillips Curve. But I got stuck in a part of econometric analysis. I am not good at econometric. Therefore I need help here. In this link you can read the ...
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### Best companion for Mas-Colell Microeconomic Theory textbook

What are the best sources to accompany MasColell Microeconomic Theory textbook in 1st year of MA in economics? I mean any sources - textbooks, videos, websites, book companions, etc. And I mean easy ...
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### Can indifference curves slope up and to the right when both goods are inferior goods?

Just a general question related to Micro. I always thought they sloped down to the right. Thanks!
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### How can I model my problems with math?

I want to ask a question about mathematical economics. When I read an article about economics, I see lots of mathematical equations. I can solve them without any help. But I can't create my own ...
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### Deriving the savings function [closed]

The structural model of an economy is given below, C=400+0.8Yd,. I=350,. G=450. ,. T=200 Derive the savings function?
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### What's the logic behind dividing rental price of capital and wage rate by price level?

I've just started to learn macroeconomics and I think even the teachers can't get what's the price level and why we divide by it in order to find for example real economic profits. Textbook says "...
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### unit iso-quant curve and unit iso-value line

This question is about international trade theory. For the labor L and capital K, I know the theory of iso-quant and iso-cost. The price will be determined where iso-cost line touches iso-quant curve. ...
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### mortgage rate in 2008

if banks and finanfial entity paniced, which cause people to stop lending which leads to higher interest rate, how did the mortage rate stayed the same in 2008? it barely dropped. It's kind of ...
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### Understanding the Choice Rule in MWG

I am reading the Microeconomics Theory book by MWG, and I am having a tough time interpreting what things mean to a real life example, so any help would be appreciated. For example, it gave this. ...
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### Is there a concept of the replacement level of an employee for determining compensation?

In sports statistics there is a somewhat common and useful statistic known as WAR, which stands for wins above replacement. This statistic tries to measure the impact of an individual on a group in ...
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### What may the alpha mean in the context of indifference curves? How to solve such questions? [closed]

The question is as follows: A consumer has a budget of 3000 units. He uses it to buy 2 goods: bread and cheese. Cheese costs 30 units/kg, and bread costs 3units/kg. The indifference curve is ...
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### Question involving Engel's curve's slope, substitution, and income effects

The question is as follows: The absolute value of the substitution and income effects for the change of price of good X is equal to 3, and 14. The Engel's curve for good X has a positive slope. ...
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### What's the formula for calculating the Marginal Rate of Substition using Total Utility function, total utility, quantities of both X, and Y?

The question is as follows: If the total utility function of two goods, X, and Y, is: TU = f(X,Y) = sqrt(XY), total utility is equal to 25, and X = 5, then what must the Y be? What's the Marginal Rate ...
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### What is the equilibrium price in this case?

From the Review Questions to Chapter 1: The Market in Hal Varian's Intermediate Microeconomics with Calculus, 9th ed.: Suppose that there are 25 people who had a reservation price of $\\\$500\$, and ...
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### Leontief input output model with column sum greater than 1

In a linear algebra textbook I came across the following question (not included in the answer key): Consider an open economy with a consumption matrix \begin{equation} C = \begin{...
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### If a country experiences high domestic inflation compared to its trading partners with a fixed exchange rate then the effect of inflation will be to? [closed]

A.decrease the county's imports B.shift the country's currency supply curve to the right requiring central bank purchases of the domestic currency to maintain the fixed exchange rate. C.increase the ...
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### Auction with one buyer and multiple sellers

In the standard auction model, there are one seller and multiple buyers, the bidders are the buyers. Consider now an auction with one buyer and multiple sellers, where the bidders are the sellers. ...
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### Does it really matter if the real estate prices change for the owners? [closed]

Assume the following: You buy 100m^2 somewhere at 150€/m2. Ten years later you want to sell it but the prices dropped and now the price is only 100€/m2. So, you lost 50€/m2. However, you can still buy ...