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Why don't economists recommend voluntary childlessness to fight poverty?

Please see the titled question. Poverty obviously demands pressing solutions, let alone a stopgap. Dasgupta beneath refers to "the best Desta’s world can do": isn't Voluntary childlessness ...
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What is economics?

It has been disturbing me since the first year of college that the meaning of economic is express too much as it is too less. "Study of scarcity, utilize the limited resources to satisfy unlimited ...
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Do the efficiency savings of mergers indicate a type of waste or inefficiency in a market?

In this BBC News article about the merger of Tata Steel and Thyssenkrupp, the following figure is reported: The merged group anticipates it will make costs savings of between £350m to £440m a year. ...
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What is the best example social norm effect economy?

Here is my example. I read the paper called "Social norms and Energy Conservation" (2010) by Hunt Allcott, about the energy conservation of households by providing them with the amount of energy ...
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Interrelationship between inflation and foreign capital flow

For the below let's assume domestic currency is ₹ and foreign capital is in \$ Foreign Capital Inflow => ₹ Appreciates (Because of more \$) But consider this, Foreign Capital Inflow => More ₹ in ...
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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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Does Average Total Cost (ATC) include implicit opportunity costs?

Does the average total cost include opportunity costs? If so, are these opportunity costs considered fixed costs or variable costs? How are they calculated.
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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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Revealed preferance: elementary question

When the market prices are Rs 5 per apple and Rs 6 per orange a person buys 16 apples and 28 oranges. When the prices are Rs 4.4 per apple and Rs 6.4 per orange ,the person buys 20 apples and 25 ...
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Do minimum wage laws bring more bad than good? [duplicate]

Let me begin by saying I know nothing about economics. In the past couple of days I've been listening to some lectures by Milton Friedman. They are of non-technical nature. In one of them he makes an ...
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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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Do current Central Banks need to target a monetary aggregate as they set interest rates for a target inflation? [closed]

On reading a textbook, the author state that after the 80's, and the serious consequences of thinking that inflation could be controlled by just targeting a monetary aggregate, modern central banks(CB)...
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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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Why are Americans at the top of nearly every field?

I live in India, and having spent several years in America before returning, I noticed that Americans dominate in nearly every sphere of human activity. For example, the US seems to be blessed with ...
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EMH: Difference between market price and fundamental value?

I am confused by the relation between stocks market prices and fundamental (or intrinsic) values stated by Efficient Market Hypothesis. How these deviates regarding to efficient market theory or are ...
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Strictly increasing function transformation

I have utility function given by: $U(x_1, x_2) = \begin{cases} x_1+x_2 & \text{if $x_1+x_2<6$} \\ 6 & \text{if $6\...
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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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How are the price signals of stocks in the stock market centralized?

We can look up the price of a stock, like that of Google, and it gives a particular figure. I would like to know how the price signal is "centralized". What I mean is: if the trades happen between ...
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Free market vs high income [closed]

While answering this question I was doing some research and found that the high-income world has Free Markets. Is it that because they are high-income, they have free markets, Or, is it that their ...
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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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What is the interpretation of the output matrix of pivoting?

I have the following matrix: $$A= \begin{bmatrix} 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 2 & 3 & 4 \end{bmatrix}$$ After pivoting, I got this matrix: $$B= \begin{bmatrix} 1 & 2 & 3 \\ ...
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Why would banks not want to lend, under Federal Reserve's Main Street Lending Program?

The Fed is paying 95% of the loan, so why would the banks be scared of lending? Even if the bank loses their 5% because they partaked in Fed's Main Street Lending Program, can't the Federal Reserve or ...
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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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Why do many countries hoard gold bars?

In my country, the only legal way to sell a gold bar is to sell it to the central bank. What are the reasons why some countries hoard gold bars?
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Best way to measure inflation in real time?

I'm looking to measure inflation in real time preferably minute to minute. What would be different feasible approaches to this? I know that the CPI measures inflation quite accurately but this is only ...
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Did Zimbabwe have an inflation of 89.7 sextillion percent?

From a Cato Institute article by Steve Hanke1 (emphasis added): The Economist’s most recent infraction on Zimbabwe’s hyperinflation appeared in the May 2016 issue. The magazine claimed that the ...
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What does liberal economic theory say about monopolies?

Ludwig von Mises in his book "Liberalism: In the Classical Tradition" writes that in liberal economic the monopolies are rare and have a tendency to disappear. For an onlooker like me, however, his ...
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Opportunity profits vs. opportunity costs

Having learned that Opportunity costs = the costs for avoided profits are a well established and quite useful economic concept, I wonder how its counterpart is officially called and investigated: ...
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Why does the Fed feel the need to reduce its balance sheet? [closed]

Why does the Fed feel the need to reduce its balance sheet? What is the problem with the Fed having a large balance sheet long term? What would happen if the value on the Fed's balance sheet ...
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Why don't central banks just donate money to their poor citizens, rather than QE?

Why don't they prioritize paying their citizens directly (Americans in this case) over providing liquidity, repo, buying bonds, and lowering interest rates? I have a BA in Economics, so hope this isn'...
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Utility function_maximazation [closed]

A consumer is deciding about her hours ($h$) and consumption ($c$), her preference over bundles of work and consumption are as follows: $U(c,h)= c + \sqrt{24-h}$ The consumer would get an hourly wage ...
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Is the mid-market currency exchange rate something real? Or are bid and ask rates the real rates?

Reading from this and other sources, it appears to me that there are three different ratios between any two currencies, namely the bid rate the ask rate the real rate My understaning is that the two ...
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Does Keynesianism increase the incentive to invest? [closed]

Lets say you invest $1billion in a city in recession. The investment will have a multiplier, boosting the value of your investment. Thus if keynesianism was correct there would be an increased ...
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Does working abroad cause less unemployment? Or is it actually harmful (directly or opportunity cost)?

This question is from subjective origins but is (supposed to be) objective. The context of this question arises from people in third world countries going abroad to work. Often they are seen as money-...
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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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What is homebody economy? [closed]

What is this thing named homebody economy? It seems to be related with the virus It refers to working at home or maybe at online shopping?
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Why can't someone have their money restored if someone they paid in advance goes bankrupt?

A friend paid a travel company €3000 for a holiday in Australia. However the travel company went bankrupt so now her €3000 is lost. She has been informed by the liquidator that the company had such ...
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What amount of Quantitative Easing will cause hyperinflation?

You all know that Quantitative Easing shifts the LM and AD curves right, so I haven't taken the time to redraw this picture. What's the maximum amount of Quantitative Easing that the Federal Reserve ...
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How high of a carbon fee would reduce global emissions by 50% in 15 years?

OVERVIEW OF THE EMF 32 STUDY ON U.S. CARBON TAX SCENARIOS https://www.worldscientific.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1142/S201000781840002X About half of the EMF 32 models met a 50% reduction in carbon ...
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Finding the optimal tax

I have a problem regarding the last two questions of this exercises because I can not understand how to set up my model in order to find the optimal tax the optimal quantity to be as there was not a ...
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Do billionaires like Bill Gates have access to their entire net worth or it is symbolic?

I want to know if these people can spend or have access to all this anytime they want, without harming their businesses, or if there are bounds related to how much money they can spend/have access to. ...
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Implication of first-order stochastic dominance

Use the utility index $U(x) = x$ to prove that if the distribution of $F$ first-order stochastically dominates distribution $G$, then the mean of $x$ under $G$ cannot exceed the mean of $x$ under $F$. ...
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What is the tax rate U.S.Gov takes from individual income

How much should the person must get? and is it taken from any person who works in US? My country is paralyzed to impose this tax due to oligarchs heavy influence. I just wanted to gain some knowledge....
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Do governments really need to tax us, when they can create money at will?

I feel a contradiction between Prof. Howard Chernick's answer and Redditor "galivet"'s comment? Who's correct? Chernick has B.A., Johns Hopkins University, Economics, 1969 Ph.D., ...
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Why are US equity prices and inflation inversely correlated?

Many comments on this r/stockmarket Reddit thread hypothesize an inverse correlation between USD value and US equity prices. Why would this be true in theory? It's not true in reality, right? Has the ...
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Why's Federal Reserve buying individual corporate bonds, when corporations have been selling them successfully?

On Jun 15 2020, the Federal Reserve is expanding its Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility into corporate credit to now buy individual corporate bonds, on top of the exchange-traded funds it ...
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Does quantitative easing appreciate or depreciate the domestic currency?

410 gone says the domestic currency depreciates. You've identified the first-order effect: the supply of local currency has increased, so its price (and from the perspective of other currencies, ...
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What determined the “cost of borrowing money” or the interest rate in a gold-based economy

In the modern economy, the central bank decides the cost of borrowing money using interest rates along with other several tools and technic. But I was wondering, in a gold-based economy (not the gold ...

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