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Anything written on the process behind “multiplicative” production function?

Intuitively, one might make a naive first guess that the production function of the economy, or of a firm, should be a "leontief" production function: "for example, you need both a factory and a ...
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Okun's law nominal GDP growth

Does Okun's law also work for nominal (not real) GDP growth?
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Human capital for under developed countries

I am currently undergoing a study on economic growth in 11 countries: Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Mexico, Philippines, Pakistan, South Korea, Turkey and Vietnam. I plan to use panel regression....
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What is the government's ideal rate of growth for property prices?

If property prices raise too quickly, it can price people out of the market, cause mortgage stress and financial hardship and create a property bubble. If property prices fall too quickly, it can be ...
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Doesnt the fact that cash reserves go down in recessions contradict Keynesianism?

It seems cash reserve is procyclical. Also anyone have the financial cash reserve data?
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What would be the economic effects of a reduction in the general level of protectionism on the Australian economy?

Protectionism methods including: tariffs, subsidies, quotas, local contents rules and export incentives Would would be the effects of a reduction of these methods, not complete free trade.
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Private Investment Impact on Bond Yields

From Japan to the US to Germany, we are currently seeing longer term bond yields falling at an alarming rate. I tune into a fair bit of economic commentary, and can often come to some sort of ...
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Extension on the suspension of national debt ceiling

So I just want to make sure i got this right, The national debt ceiling was suspended, i.e. the government can now freely spend until Dec.8, which they "say" was for providing $15bn in hurricane ...
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How does an elastic Money Demand affects the effectiveness of fiscal policy?

From my notes: 'The elasticity of Money Demand reduces the impact on the interest rate of the increase in government spending...' My question is: if the Money Supply is inelastic, the elasticity of ...
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MLE estimation with serially correlated errors

I want to estimate the parameters of $a_t = a_{t-1}+\theta+\epsilon_t$ using MLE. Assume errors $\epsilon_t$ are serially correlated, then how would I choose the likelihood function?
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Do the stock performances of various companies have a measurable correlation with exchange rate?

For example if the values of big companies in a country decrease, will the value of that country's currency measurably decrease?
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What stops infinite money creation?

A bank shorts treasuries. This raises rates. The fed then buys bonds (assuming an inflation target). This injects more money for the bank to short more. What stops infinite money creation if a bank ...
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How to derive the asymptotic variance from the sampling distribution of the OLS estimator?

The asymptotic sampling distribution, after taking plim, of the OLS estimator is given by $\sqrt{N}(\hat{\beta}-\beta) = E[X_iX_i^T]^{-1} \left(1/\sqrt{N} \sum_{I=1}^NX_ie_i \right) $ It must be ...
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A preference relation $\succ$ is defined as $(x_1,y_1)$ $\succ$ $(x_2,y_2)$ if $x_1$ > $x_2$ and $y_1$ $\succ$ $y_2$

Does this satisfy completeness property? I need an intuitive explanation of this preference relation as well. I am confused about the way how this relation is defined. The commodity Y in the first ...
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Unemployment, reemployment probabilities

Does anybody know where to look up the following unemployment-related figures: Probability of becoming unemployed in a given period (month/quarter/year) Reemployment probabilities in a given period (...
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Currency Devaluation - As a Means of Paying Off Debt

From https://www.sapling.com/8117368/debt-handled-currency-devaluation: Currency devaluation will not only affect consumer debts, but it will affect how a country pays back its national debt. If a ...
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Consumer's side and producer's side

GDP gives the picture from the consumers’ side, while GVA gives the picture from the producers’ side. By definitions of both GDP and GVA "the amount of goods and services PRODUCED in an economy in a ...
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The effect of financing of government debt on the yield curve

Is it reasonable to expect that the US govt's financing of the growing budget deficit and US debt by issuing long term treasury bonds will push long term interest rates higher in the future? Shouldn'...
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What is recession? Two quarters of -ve GDP or two quarters of slowing GDP?

I'm confused with the definition of recession. Is it two quarters of negative GDP growth , meaning GDP growing at -1% and -2% or GDP slowing to 2% and 1.5%.
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What are ways in which world markets are zero-sum games?

Mercantilism is notorious for treating the world economy as a zero-sum game, wherein the local economy is supposed to benefit when regulations that operate to the detriment of foreign economies are in ...
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US Real GDP Growth Rate

I am interested in finding the quarterly real GDP growth rate of US and have found the following two measures from IMF International Financial Statistics: Which one should I choose (Dark Green or ...
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Monetary Approach to a depreciating currency

I am currently doing some research on the monetary approach to the effects of currency fluctuations on trade balance. It's been a while since I took an int econ class back in the undergrad, so I hope ...
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Can there exist something that subsidises that is not a subsidy

Is the set of subsidies exactly the same as the set of things that subsidise? Put another way: can there exist something that subsidises that is not a subsidy? Or are there two definitions of a ...
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Ceo hobbies and company stock price index in S&P 500

Where can I obtain data on hobbies of CEOs of S&P 500 companies?
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Computing the competitive equilibrium given initial allocation

Suppose that there are two agents, 1 and 2, and two goods, honey (h) and lemon (l), and that the agents' preferences over these goods are defined by the following utility functions: $$u^1(x_h^1, x_l^...
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Is deprecation included in the value added approach?

I have been asked this question: "Folt Industries in 2017: It sold 1000 in sweaters, it imported 200 in wool from abroad, and purchased 200 in wool from domestic suppliers, it purchased a sewing ...
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What's the market equilibrium price for the used good?

On a perfectly competitive market, a buyer wants to buy a used good. He is willing to pay $30$ for a badly used good, and $60$ for a nicely used good. The seller is willing to sell a badly used good ...
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Marginal rate of substitution(yx) question

For utility function U= ln(x)+Y How do I determine if MRS(yx) is diminishing or not for this question? I got Mu(x)=1/x and Mu(y)= 1 MRS(yx)=Mu(y)/Mu(x)= 1/1/x = x Does this mean that MRS(yx) is ...
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Budget lines and Indifference curves: How do you figure where exactly you should draw the IC tangent to a budget line?

In Consumer Choice, we frequently encounter budget lines and indifference curves. For a given budget line, the optimization point is at the point where the indifference curve is just tangent to the ...
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Mixed Strategies — Does this lead to Nash equilibrium?

I have a simple payoff matrix defined here: https://prnt.sc/m6rp5m My question is: If both players play all 4 strategies with 1/4 probability, does that lead to nash equilibrium? I can't quite ...
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Would taxing money owned (as a share of purchasing power) be a better form of taxation?

Consider a nation whose money is entirely digital (like Bitcoin), but centralized (unlike Bitcoin). Furthermore, the total money supply is fixed, i.e. money cannot be created nor destroyed. To be ...
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Imperfect Price Discrimination profit per group

During imperfect price discrimination is it possible to determine profit per group. For example: Aggregated Cost function: C(Q) = 18*Q + 5; where Q = q1 + q2 Aggregated Demand (AD) for group 1: q1(...
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Evolution of GDP to debt ratio

Is it possible for an entity (say a state, e.g. USA) to keep a constant GDP/debt ratio with a monotonically increasing debt. I should probably mention that I am not an economist (physics and c.s ...
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Why is entrepreneurship a factor of production?

I'm a student at a faculty of economics. The professor asked us a question to which I still can not find an answer, which is why entrepreneurship is part of the production factors? I would be very ...
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Anti Piketty Confusing Movement Along Demand Curve with Shift

In Anti-Piketty, the author's claim that the statement "If the supply of any good is insufficient and it's price is too high, then demand for that good should decrease which should lead to a decline ...
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Cons of printing more money but not injecting in the system directly

So I don't know if this might be the right place, if it isn't I'd appreciate if anyone can link me to the right place. Anyways here is the question. I've read up on what are the cons of printing more ...
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Inferior and normal good and the change in price of those goods

In general, We know that if a good is normal, then as your income increases, then demand of that good increases as well as price is fixed. Similarly, if a good is inferior, then as your income ...
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Indiference between two lotteries

Suppose that a binary relation satisfies only: Independence axiom: $L≿L′⟺α\circ L+(1−α)\circ L′′≿α\circ L′+(1−α) \circ L′′$ Reduction to simple lotteries: For all $g$, $g~g'$, $g'$ is the simple ...
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Economic impacts of Migration on the Labour Market

Many natives don't prefer foreigners taking their jobs, is it actually a bad thing for the countries economy?
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Productivity issue

Could someone help with the following? Company produces products of daily demand. It employs workers In number of 12 people (HER) Wages of workers. The costs of hiring and firing are 25 per employee, ...
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Calculate real GDP

Assume that the annual growth GDP per capita is 2%, how much will the real GDP per capita increase in 10 years. I know the manual way is to take 2 percent every years. For example after 1 year would ...
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Stochastic process difference equation: stationary distribution

How can I find the stationary distribution (as t goes to infinity) of stochastic difference equations in the form: $x_{t+1} = a*x_t + b*N(0,1)$ where N(0,1) is a standard normal pdf I have ...
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How much of an assets price change is due to speculators and functional buys/sellers

If (for example) a heavily traded asset like crude oil has a price move of x, how much of that is influenced by functional buyers/sellers and how much by speculators? Let's say x is +100, there are 8 ...
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Inflation and stock price

I have indicated my understanding and problem on the attached image below. I'm a bit confused on the impact of inflation on stock price. As increase in inflation would cause nominal interest rate to ...
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Central Banks Currency being used as value keeping hypothesis

I recently came up with the idea that all the worlds currencies with central banks may be being used as a way to steal value from people who give value to them. And no, im not talking about inflation (...
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What is the difference between quoted price and theoretical value of a bond?

When we refer to "quoted price" of bond, or "clean price", it is equivalent to refer to his "present value" or "theoretical value", which corresponds to the price that I invest in the bond? For ...
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Quick Question on Production Possibilities Frontier Curve

Can someone please tell me how or why the curve shifts outward. In the textbook, I was given that: "But if we cut production of mobile phones to 3 million this year, we can produce 2 mobile phone ...
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New-Keynesian-Economics

interest rate in Talor rule is considered as endogenous or exogenous? Similarly there are some fiscal policy rules in assuming fiscal instrumens like government expenditure and distortionary taxes ...
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Explain inflation to an economic novice

I'm trying to get a grasp on how exactly inflation works. What I've read so far seems to be contradictory. In some articles I've read that government spending is always(?) inflationary, and in ...
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Advanced Microeconomics: Deriving Slutsky Equation

I am not sure how to derive the demand for consumption of today's bread; the first thing the problem asks for. I think it might be a piecewise function based on the interest rate that gets you from ...

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