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Is it more costly to raise cattle for beef or raise fish in aquacultures?

I can't find any sources comparing the cost of the two methods. Specifically, I want to know if its more economically efficient to raise fish as a food source rather than beef - not counting ...
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How does a CLEC innovate?

A CLEC, competitive local exchange carrier, is described... A competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC), in the United States and Canada, is a telecommunications provider company (sometimes called a &...
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Behavioral Game Theory Reference Request

I am interested in studying behavioral game theory, particularly in incomplete information games. However, I am having trouble finding a current "textbook" like source to learn from. I've ...
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How do you utilize event studies in policy research?

I apologize if this isn't exactly the right forum to pose this question. I am trying to use an event study to evaluate the adoption of a specific policy in several different states that happen at ...
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Interpreting SARIMA additive/multiplicative moving average models

I have these three models: Model 1: Autoregressive $$(1-L^{12})(1-L)(1-a_{12}L^{12})y_t=(1+\beta_1L)\epsilon_t$$ Model 2: Multiplicative moving average $$(1-L^{12})(1-L)y_t=(1+\beta_1L)(1+\beta_{12}L^...
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Using the Federal Reserve's Implicit Price Deflator to Convert to 2020 Dollars

I have a list of government expenditures from 2011 to 2018 as shown below: 2011 2012 2013... 2018 $30m $35m $42m $120m How can I use the Federal ...
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Can the U.S print infinite money?

I know that a country can't simply print money to pay debt, since it would only lower the value of the money, i. e. cause inflation. But what about the U.S? Since their new printed money is very ...
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If the market parcicipants in a market behave strategically, they will result to a suboptimal (Nash) Equilibrium?

Suppose that we have a market with one tradable risky security, where they participate three different types of agents. Informed agenns, say $n_i=3$, uninformed agents, that are price-takers, with ...
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Finding Walras equilibrium price

Consider an exchange economy with three goods $(1,2,3)$ and two consumers (A,B). The consumers have the preferences $$ u^A (x_1,x_2,x_3) = x_1^\alpha x_2^\alpha x_3^{1-2\alpha}, \alpha \in (0,1/2) $$ $...
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Transformation problems what is it?Solutions?

I've just learned Marxist concepts that Value= cost + wages + owner profit But I do not understand what the transformation problem is and what problems exists because of this.Would some mind to ...
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Why is deflation a likely short-term of an increase in M2?

The year-on-year growth in M2 — a broad measure of US money supply — has rocketed this year due to the efforts of monetary and fiscal policymakers to reduce the economic damage caused by the pandemic. ...
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Why did VelocityShares Daily 3x Inverse Natural Gas ETN skyrocket from 900 to 25,000 in 2 days?

Why Did DGAZF Go From \$400 To \$24,000 In Just A Few Days? DGAZF is the over-the-counter version of the now delisted VelocityShares Daily 3x Inverse Natural Gas ETN (DGAZ). Back in June, I wrote ...
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Total factor productivity (TFP) estimation in R

I'm trying to calculate TFP with the estprod package in R because this package allows me to calculate with Gross-Output (like with levinsohn petrin) but I have ...
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Pooling equilibrium in akerlof's lemon market with certification cost

Consider a market for 300 used cars where 1/3 of all cars are good quality cars and the rest are bad quality cars. All these cars are owned by (potential) sellers to begin with and each seller owns ...
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What's wrong with printing more money

Suppose a government is in debt, why will there be inflation if it makes more money and pay other countries borrowed money back?
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How do 'econometric' explanations differ from 'economic' ones?

I am interpreting some coefficients of a regression model and have been asked to, first, give an 'economic' explanation and then an 'econometric' explanation as to why coefficients differ as more ...
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Statistics on which businesses use flyering the most for advertising

Flyering is a well-known method of advertising. In my country (Russia) flyering is a very common practice and there is a fair amount of demand for flyer designers. I am interested in businesses of ...
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How do I choose an appropriate Instrument to solve the endogeneity issue?

I have a quadratic regression model and one of the variables is endogenous. How do I choose an instrument to deal with this issue?
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How can successful small caps outperform large caps, when they become large caps?

For example, pretend that some S&P 600 corporation succeeds and profits, like some biotech discovers multiple cures to disease like cancer. Assume that its market capitalization then skyrockets ...
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Supply & Demand Modeling in Trucking/Freight

I have a dataset containing weight of freight, spend, mileage, and revenue per mile and I am trying to see if I can roughly create supply and demand curves from this data. I have multiples weight by ...
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What effect has the 30% increase in money supply from Feb-June of 2020 had?

I commented on a previous question that this is probably a better one. Old question Generally speaking, how has the increase in money supply resulting from the CARES act stimulus package affected the ...
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Coefficient of Determination with Weighted Coefficients

I want to compare coefficients of determination (i.e., $R^2$) of the following two models. $fe_{t+h}$ is a forecast error in $t+h$ and $\mathbf{\varepsilon}_t$ is a shock of interest occurring between ...
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How is the GINI coefficient half the relative mean absolute difference?

I've tried to derive a proof myself and have looked through a lot of sources but can't seem to find an understandable mathematical explanation/proof for why this is the case. I found one at(https://...
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How much real value has the stock market lost since Feb. 2020?

In this question I'm using the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund(VTSMIF), which for my purposes I find to be a sufficient indicator of the US market as a whole. (Please explain why this isn't an ...
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Self study on Microeconomic theory book

I am attempting to learn Microeconomic theory book by Mas-Cole’s, Whinston and Green by myself. I am finding it bit complicated and time consuming to follow. If someone could suggest me a video ...
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Identifying assumption meaning

I am hoping to get a good explanation regarding what is meant by an identifying assumption. In many articles, under empirical strategy, authors state that: we exploit firm level variation to identify ...
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How to Interpret Coefficients in Regressions on Filtered Varaibles?

Suppose you have a logged variable $y_t$ which is comprised of a trend component $\tau_t$ and a cyclical component $c_t$. Thus: $y_t=\tau_t+c_t.$ Then you apply a filter to that variable to extract ...
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Most outsourced industries of USA?

Which industries reduced the most in the USA as a result of outsourcing and imports? Maybe textiles is one of them. I heard about a rust belt. Which ones are the others?
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Multi-item Auctions in Mechanism Design

I'm new to auction theory and only started reading it a few days ago. My question is this: Is it possible to design efficient auctions of multiple non-identical items? By efficient I mean maximize the ...
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Why may printing trillions of dollars not lead to inflation?

By definition, inflation should be affected by the increase of the money supply. During the pandemic, there have been numerous huge monetary policies executed, e.g., quantitative easing (QE), ...
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Why is the U.S. birth rate considered below replacement if more people are being born than are dying annually?

In 2018 there were 3.85 million births and 2.81 million deaths. My understanding is that the U.S. birth rate is near or below replacement rate, but I don't understand why. If more people are being ...
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Investing and crises [closed]

i wish you're doing great. I was wondering, what would be the best projects to invest in before predicted crises or at the start of crises (context : 3rd world country, oil producer and exporter, ...
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How do I obtain a correlation between two variables?

Can I differentiate a quadratic regression model formula with the form $$Y_i=\beta_0+\beta_1 X_{1i} +\beta_2 X_{1i}^2+\epsilon_i$$ (added to this formula would be other control variables e.g dummy ...
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Does inflation equal change in M1 or M2?

According to monetarism, inflation can be predicted precisely by the change in money supply and GDP growth. Does "money supply" here refer to M1 or M2, i.e. does it include debts created by ...
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Must a EU bank pay 500€ to the ECB, if I deposit 100k€ into that bank?

Given that the current ECB reserve rates are negative (-0.5%), I suspect that if I deposit 100k€ into a EU commercial bank, that bank must in turn deposit my money at the ECB and pay 500€/year to ECB (...
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Interpretation of Difference-in-Differences Regression Results when Only the DID Coefficient is Significant

I have a standard DID regression of the form: Y= β0 + β1*[Time] + β2*[Treatment] + β3*[Time*Treatment] + ε where Time is a dummy equal to 1 for period after policy change and Treatment is a dummy for ...
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Explaining negative “cyclic” unemployment with a production function

First of all, here is a related post. Unfortunately, it does not answer my question. I have heard that there is an understanding of negative unemployment in economic theory. Obviously, absolute ...
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The Dumping Argument and Trusts

I have often heard the following argument against the antimonopoly/anticollusion law: Whenever the entrepreneurs decide to enter into "illegal" collaboration, each one has an opportunity to ...
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Max of a profit function: partial derivative of an integral function?

I am struggling with the maximization of the following profit function in a New-Keynesian model. Here there is the FOC. $$\frac{\delta}{\delta Y_t(i)} P_tY_t- \int_0^1 P_t(i)Y_t(i)di = \frac{\delta}{\...
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Would a fair distribution of wealth from the super rich increase the purchasing power/life quality of the average person?

I will start by saying that I do not have any background in finance and that the following question might be very much naive, but it has been bugging me for a while now. The general narrative seems to ...
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Is there a per country estimation of the GDP drop due to COVID?

I've been looking around for some per-country estimation of the expected GDP drop due to the COVID pandemic. I've found this answer in this site but it only mentions a few countries. I understand not ...
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Why have so many legitimate smaller biotechs sprung up and thrived?

I lit upon this question on r/AskScienceDiscussion, but I'd like to ask it from a microeconomics or competition standpoint. Why can't Big Pharma accomplish what legitimate small biotechs have? ...
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Are rational expectations in economics purely forwards looking, or can they have backward looking components?

Are rational expectations (Muth, Lucas, Kyland and Prescott) in economics purely forwards looking, or can they have backward looking components?
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Why might it make sense to buy bonds in a company facing restructuring?

In this video, Sal Khan states, "If you really thought that Lehman Brothers in the long term was going to come back, what you might want to do is somehow try to become one of its bondholders, and ...
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How does profit correlate with the duration of options?

To wit, do you profit more off options, the shorter-term they are like 0 DTEs? I know that option premium correlates negatively with duration. Pre-suppose you think some biotech will discover a ...
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Why can't there be a universal basic income for all? [closed]

Where nobody is rich or poor. I don't like capitalism Please explain.
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How would Russia winning the COVID19 vaccine race impact its economy? [closed]

According to reports (see links below), Russia may be the first country to declare victory in the race for a COVID19 vaccine and distribute it on a mass scale. Whether they will be or won't be, isn't ...
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What is the different between a Sales Tax and a Value Added Tax?

The USA has a sales tax which is applied at the point of sale, in states which have a sales tax. During the Democratic Party primaries, one of the candidates, Andrew Yang, proposed moving to a Value ...
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Resources on effects of transactions building in externalities

In theory, a nation could build the full economic cost of externalities, be they positive or negative, into a wide range of transactions. Are there any comprehensive resources on the effects this ...

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