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Proving government expenditure crowds out private consumption [closed]

Please help as I am not able to solve either parts.
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What are the fundamental theorems of welfare economics? [closed]

All of welfare economics is based on some theorems, some of which I can remember, but I am looking for a comprehensive list.
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I need help deciding which academic journal topic to write about for regression analysis [closed]

I need to choose an economic research topic investigating the effect of x on y? Could someone please give their thoughts on which topic i should choose out of the two below. urbanization rates/ rural-...
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Democracy and Freedom [closed]

Firstly, I am no expert in economics, so my question might be trivial to you. I am reading a book about the rise of CNY, which is the currency of mainland China. In the book it says that one of the ...
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Why is the currency ILS increasing against the USD and EUR after the announcement of a lockdown? Shouldn't it be the contrary?

Thought that a lockdown is negative for a macro economy and that investors get money out of that country, hence demand in other bought currencies (USD, EUR) rises and the sold currency (ILS) decreases ...
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In-ovo chick sexing vs. unemployment [closed]

As they report in Wikipedia, daily 7 million male chicks are killed for economic reasons. What I did not know is that obviously the actual separation, sexing is done manually? Instrument or machine ...
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Monopoly facing demand curve of constant unitary elasticity [duplicate]

I have been thinking about a case when demand curve for monopoly is Q=100/p , and Cost function is C=4Q. What should be the optimal output for this monopoly? I've ...
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Do monetary and fiscal stimulus defeat each other? [closed]

They have opposite effects on rates. Do they defeat each other?
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Deregulation by Trump

It is said that President Trump has gotten rid of more financial regulations than other presidents in American history, and that this is the reason why the economy has been doing so well (minus or pre-...
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When must companies report “unaware of any material change in the Company’s operations that would account for the recent increase in market activity”?

I happened upon this r/investing post that enquires about TILT Holdings – Unaware of Any Material Change Canadian Stock Exchange:TILT.CN. I don't affiliate with, or hold, either stock. At the request ...
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If Lebanon has a shortage of dollars, are USD donations meaningless?

I was reading about the dollar crisis in Yemen the other day, which mentioned that even people who owned dollars couldn’t withdraw them. If the situation with Lebanon’s currency is similar, what ...
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Economy with constant amount of money

A thought experiment: (Based on my understanding of economics) Suppose we are guaranteed that no natural calamity/war/pandemic happens for one year (from year $0$ to year $1$) in the world. Then the ...
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Bondholder vs purchaser of bond

Kindly clarify if the term bondholder refers to the bond issuing authority or the person who purchases the bond. Context: if there's inflation in the economy, bondholder will lose and the person who ...
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How does the Greenspan/Bernanke Put semantically relate to put options?

If rational investors reckon that "the Fed, under Alan Greenspan, its longtime chairman, would always bail stock investors out of their losing positions", then rational investors would buy ...
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Could someone help guide me on finding the players with perfect recall, and those without?

Could someone help guide me on finding the players with perfect recall, and those without? For those players that do not have perfect recall, what do they forget? Step-by-step guidance would be ...
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Transparent Fractional-reserve banking as an alternative to the current system

I come from a layman perspective, but I've been trying to understand macroeconomics and finance. Currently I'm struggling with the current topic. Here I'm not worried about the system transition just ...
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Does m0 increase money supply?

If m0 can only be created as an exchange of federal reserve deposits does this mean that m0 does not increase money supply?
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Gvernment deficits, by driving up interest rates, can contract the economy?

I don't grasp that boldened sentence. According to IS-LM model, rise in interest rate does cause decrease in Y. IS-LMentary - The New York Times What use is this framework? First of all, it helps ...
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Shouldn't the total global debt amount to zero and not $253 trillion?

In Jan 2020, the Institute of International Finance (IIF) came out with a report (read summary here) that the total global debt is expected to climb to a new all-time high of more than $257 trillion ...
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Finding an instrumental variable for unemployment

I have the following regression model: Marijuana Usei = β0 + β1Unemployedi + β2Personal Incomei + β3Educational Attainmenti+ β4Sexi + β5Agei + β6Racei + εi The model is a probit model I need to ...
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How to calculate velocity of money when some people make long-term savings?

Bob gets paid every month and lives paycheck-to-paycheck, so for Bob's money velocity is 12 (assuming that there is nobody else in the economy). Al gets paid every two weeks and lives paycheck-to-...
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Low oil price and impact

Today I read an artcicle about the falling oil price (maybe it'll go under 30$ per barel the next days). Why is this a bad news? Lower oil price can give an advantage for a higher productivity.
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Minimizing consumption in a single market( Partial Equilibrium)

Let there be a good X where the optimal consumption is 0; i.e the social costs for any unit provided would always be greater than the utility surplus of the market. We know that prohibiting it( ...
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Which is more economical with resources, an e-tick or a paper ticket?

I always get an e-ticket on my mobile, to save the environment and so on. But then I thought well, am I really saving trees? I have to give my phone a full charge in order that it doesn't run out ...
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Why do some phones depreciate faster than other?

Based on evidence from reselling sites (eBay, Amazon etc.) we can observe a trend that iPhones on average depreciate far less and slower than for example Samsungs (or other phones that lose their ...
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Derive the asymptotic distribution

Let $x_1, ..., x_n$ and $y_1, ..., y_n$ be two independent random samples from $X$ and $Y$. We have $µ_X = E (X ) > 0, µ_Y = E (Y ) > 0$ and $σ^2_X = Var (X )$ and $σ^2_Y = Var (Y )$. Derive ...
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How to maximize total revenue on constant elasticy curve

So to maximize total revenue, we sell at the price on the demand elasticity curve where elasticity=1 right? Lets say on one curve, the elasticity throughout the curve is equal to 1.5? How much should ...
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Do all prices just reflect absence of information?

In information economics, information has economic value because it allows an agent to make better decisions. For example if an agent needs to buy some good, he will benefit from knowing about the ...
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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 $y_1> y_2$

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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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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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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why pound is more overvalued than euro and usd?

Why British pound is more overvalued than euro and usd, even though these currencies(euro and usd dollar) are more traded than British pound?
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Why do interest rates move together?

Why do interest rates (mortgage, LIBOR, Treasury yields, etc.) move together? What is the fundamental reason behind that? From my understanding, what drives it is the Federal Funds Rate, which is the ...
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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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MRTS question involving production function [closed]

My work out shows constant MRTS and also increasing returns to scale. I thought the answer was C as I only found increasing marginal products of labour and capital. I really don't see how the answer ...
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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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Which of the following firms can operate in a perfectly competitive industry? [closed]

This was a question in a test. I am looking for an explanation for the answer. Firm A's cost of producing output y > 0 is c(y) = 1 + y Firm B's cost of producing output y is c(y) = y(1-y)^2 Answer: ...
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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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Keynesian-cross analysis [closed]

I have a question from my textbook which is: Using the Keynesian-cross analysis, assume that the consumption function is given by C = 100 + 0.6(Y – T). If planned investment is 100 and T is 100, then ...
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How to find the optimal consumption basket? [closed]

A consumer has the following utility function and income. 𝑈(𝑥, 𝑦) =1/2 * ln 𝑥 + 1/2 * ln y Price of 𝑥 = Price of 𝑦 = 100. Income = 1000 Suppose that the consumer gets 2 redeemable coupons for ...
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why doesn't every country scale up the prices to the international level?

I live in an Asian country in which the average monthly salary is maybe 300-400 dollars but things (apart from exported goods like laptops or smartphones) are reasonably cheap compared to their price ...
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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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