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Interpretation of Incidence Rate Ratio for a Poisson Regression With a Non-Binomial Dependent Variable

Well, the name pretty much says it all. I have searched high and low, but I cannot find a concrete answer to the following question(s): How would one interpret the incidence rate ratio for a poisson ...
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How does Joseph Stiglitz and Greenwald explain why markets with imperfect information fail to have a pareto efficient equilibrium?

How does Joseph Stiglitz and Greenwald explain why markets with imperfect information fail to have a pareto efficient equilibrium? What premises do they use to come to that conclusion? For example, ...
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Is utility function used in customer data/profile analysis? What alternatives in practice?

Utility function is great theoretical concept but is it used in customer data analysis or in building customer profile (e.g. from Big data or cash register/checkout data, ecommerce history) or in ...
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Why does only relative price and not absolute price matter in international trade models?

Suppose I have two teachers: Adam and Bob. Suppose Adam takes 20 hours to lecture and 30 hours to grade, while Bob takes 100 hours to lecture and 60 hours to grade. In absolute terms, Adam is ...
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Reducing the working hours to 32 hours / week - how much it would affect the prices of commodities?

If the working hours would be reduced from 40 hours / week to 32 hours / week (4 days x 8 hours instead of 5 days x 8 hours), but maintaining the wages at the same levels, then I guess that the price ...
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Differentiating under integral sign, capital accumulation

I am reading a paper, the author takes the derivative of the following equation with respect to $t$: $$ q(t) = \int_t^\infty e^{-r(s-t)}c(s)e^{-\delta(s-t)}ds $$ $q$ price of capital goods $r$ ...
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How does the euro swap for Greek debt work?

As I understand it, some portion of the Greek sovereign debt has been converted into "Euro swaps". Can someone explain in simple terms what that means? What debt was given to whom?
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Business plan template [closed]

i have to do a business plan as an assignment in my computer science engineering school. I'm looking for help .. can anyone provides me with a complete template ? or an example to follow thanks,
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Is it likely as automation continues to make more jobs obselete, starvation and poverty levels will rise very badly? [duplicate]

I wanted to know facts, thoughts and such since this article (which was big news that trended this week) popped up: http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/robot-may-take-your-job-next-few-years-n499556 ...
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Is there a problem with Inflation-corrected real price?

Consider CPI and PPI, Consumer Price Index and Producer Price Index respectively. Note that many book correct inflation using the above measures. However, I doubt inflation corrected by these values ...
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Bibliography International Macroeconomics/Finance

I'm looking for some bibliography for International Macroeconomics/Finance. Any suggestions? Any help would be appreciated.
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Second derivative of Capital stock per unit of effective labour

Let $K=$capital, $L=$ labour, $A=$ knowledge or effectiveness of labour. And put $\mathcal{K} = K/AL$ the capital stock per unit of effective labour. If the following is negative $$ \displaystyle \...
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Regression on default rates and backward extrapolation

Suppose that we have bankruptcy data representative for Small and Medium-sized enterprises in a country. We can therefore calculate default rates. Furthermore suppose that we found that GDP, ...
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Marshallian demand help [closed]

Consider a consumer with a Cobb-Douglas utility function over three goods of the form $u=(x_1+z_1)^\alpha \cdot (x_2+z_2)^\beta \cdot (x_3+z_3)^\gamma$ with $\alpha, \ \beta, \ \gamma, \ z_1, \ z_2, \ ...
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More privileges to the rich and less rights for the poor in the Great Depression?

I would like to know if in the Great Depression (1930s) the government of US and other Western governments increased the taxes for the poor or if they reduced the incomes and the rights of the poor. ...
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How can foreign protectionism affect local FDI

I am citing an article here: In a speech at the G-20 in Istanbul, TİM’s Mehmet Büyükekşi said, “Protectionism is increasing in every market around the world and it is affecting not only Turkish ...
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Are things any better in what society considers “third world countries” as they were years ago? If things are better, how did they improve and why?

For years I've seen non-stop commercials of countries in the continent of Africa showing kids who live in sewage huts, parents are dead, war gangs and criminals rule their lives. Like in Captain ...
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Monopoly Profits [closed]

Have a question: In the town of Johnson, there are 100 identical citizens and one bus company. The bus company is owned by the citizens, each of whom receives 1% of the bus company’s profits. Nobody ...
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Leveraging private capital

If an ultra high networth individual, like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Carlos Slim, Paul Allen, Elizabeth of Windsor, Amancio Ortega, Liliane Bettencourt, Stefan Persson, Bernard Arnault etc. would ...
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Data source for a corporate bond yield curve?

Yield curves are a valuable tool for economic analysis. It is particularly interesting to analyse the difference between Government Debt yields and Corporate Debt yields (credit spreads). This gives ...
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How does supply and demand determine price for the following scenario?

Two individuals are stranded on an island. Bob and Jill. By themselves they can produce: Bob: 5 fish & 5 coconuts Jill: 5 fish & 5 coconuts If they specialize and trade, they can produce: ...
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Government Spending, Econimic Growth Correlation

A major problem when testing hypothesis in economics is the lack of historical data. Is there research into the correlation between long term economic growth and government spending, that is based on ...
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Is an increase in the money supply (by buying government bonds) recorded in bank deposits or bank reserves?

When the central bank pays 100 shekels for a bond held by the public, it is assumed that the 100 shekels are deposited. In this case, shouldn't it cause a 100 shekels increase in the bank deposit ...
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Finding Pareto efficiency from competitive equilibrium

So to my knowledge, the competitve equilibrium would be Marginal cost= Marginal private benefit. My question is, how would you determine what the pareto efficiency is from the Marginal social benefit ...
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Data source for average effective personal income tax rate?

Anyone know a source for the average effective personal income tax rate for the US. By state also would be great. Definition: average effective income tax rate = (Total income tax collected)/(Total ...
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Advice on upper and lower hemicontinuity?

Consider the correspondence f: $\mathbb{R}$ -> $\mathbb{R}$ defined by: f(a) = {x $\in$ $\mathbb{R}$:x2 + x $\leq$ a2} for all a $\in$ $\mathbb{R}$. Find the points where the correspondence is uhc ...
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How would a foreign trade multiplier behave if imports depended only on exchange rates?

I was wandering if the amount of imports and exports in an economy depended only on the exchange rates then what would the foreign trade multiplier of this economy look like ?
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Show that there is no continuous utility function which represents the lexicographic preferences [duplicate]

Show that there is no continuous utility function which represents the lexicographic preferences $\mathscr{L}$ given by $(x_1, x_2) \succeq (y_1, y_2)$ if and only if $x_1 > y_1$ or $x_1 = y_1$ ...
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Gross National Income for Personal Income?

is there such a thing as the measure that amounts to roughly the aggregate of personal income for a country (say: all salaries combined) and an aggregate of corporate income. But as separate figures, ...
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Finding maxmin equilibrium in a game [duplicate]

I was solving for a stable equilibrium in the following 2 player zero sum game. I need to calculate the equilibrium using maxmin and minmax strategies. In this game they should come out to be ...
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Federal Reserve conditions [duplicate]

Does the Federal Reserve have conditions attached to the money that's created and distributed to major banks?
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Where can I find an interactive graphic showing the development of countries?

I remember once finding a graphic which let you slide back and forth, showing how third world countries had developed over time. It would be really handy to find it again, but I've tried all the ...
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Which countries invest their state pension in their stock market and its effects?

I apologise in advance if this is not the right stack exchange site to ask this question. China has started investing its state pension fund in the stock market on full scale recently. I know Norway ...
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Calculating economic scope

The costs of running a university are $C = F + m_{1}*q_{1} + m_{1}*q_{1}^{2} + m_{2}*q_{2} + m_{2}*q_{2}^{2}$ where $ q_{1} $ is the number of students taking courses during the academic year and $q_{...
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What is a Stock exchange? [closed]

What is a stock exchange, I understand that it is a place where one buys and sells shares but I would like to know in more detail.
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Corporate Finance: From External Financing Needed(EFN) to Sustainable Growth Rate

Well in this link I get the EFN definition that I know of, with the spontaneous liabilities term included. I'm trying to derive the Sustainable Growth Rate for a corporation, from this definition of ...
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Interpreting coefficient in the disutility function as disutility tolerance?

I am studying a model that relates incentives (money) and a set of actions. Let $f(x) = k\frac{x^2}{2}$ be the disutility function of the agent, where $x$ is the level of effort that the agent is ...
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Real and nominal value interpretation

When price is deflated according to some base year, what does the real value mean? E.g. if we are deflating \$5.000 from year 2000 (base year, deflator=1) to 1980, using the CPI 1.6 from 1980, we get \...
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Fuel trading a market with near-perfect competition

Can I classify the fuel trading market (wholesalers buying and selling fuel by phone) as a market with near-perfect competition? It is a market with many sellers and buyers, the product is ...
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Beveridge Curve: Add a Variable for Young Share

A beveridge curve show the relationship between unemployment and vacancy. Some papers add additional variables like Real GDP, real interest rate, etc to test for the matching efficiency of the BC. ...
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Keynesian consumption law not applicable in USA ?

I was looking at some numbers and saw that in USA in 2010 consumption was at 70% but savings were close to zero and that even places were there is high income savings are still low while the keynesian ...
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Project Financing Evaluation and accounting

While evaluating the whole entrerprise value of Falck Renewables using the discounted cash flow method I end up with a negative continuing value and economic profit due to the negative spread between ...
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Principal agent question

Principal is interested in buying lake. The revenues of operating the lake as a camping site are determined by the weather (a random parameter $w$ distributed uniformly on $[0, 1]$) and by the ...
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Finding the covariance of a stock portfolio

So my question goes like this, I have the returns of 3 different stocks AAPL, NKE and BBRY I make 4 portfolios out of them as follows: and the question asks me to compute the correlation coefficient ...
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Isolating single campaign effects over a sales series

I'm trying to wrap my head around the concept of advertising effectiveness and hit a wall when I tried to measure the quantitative effect of an advertising campaign on the sales tendency of a business....
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How is Comparative Advantage a superset of Absolute Advantage? [duplicate]

Source: 'The Theory of Comparative Advantage - Overview', Prof Steven M. Suranovic Advantageous trade based on comparative advantage, then, covers a larger set of circumstances while still ...
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Do capital goods have to be valued so that (discounted) real expected return on capital goods equal current present value of capital goods?

Let $P_k$ be the value of 1 quantity of a capital good. If one does not sell the capital good and keep it, the good provides interests. In such a case, does standard macro say that all expected ...
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Optimal taxation and substitute commodities

Reading Ramsey's paper: a contribution to the theory of taxation. It says that when we are dealing with rival goods we look if the tax that is going to be applied leave unchanged the proportions in ...
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How does an increase in domestic interest rate increase capital inflow?

What I have typed in the title is all I want to know.
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Data Reduction using Principal Component Analysis

I have performed PCA over a data set containing 25 items (variables). PCA was performed in a view to reduce the number of items (variables) from the data set, so as to move forward with analysis. ...

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