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Microeconomics is a branch of economics that studies the market behavior of individual actors (usually firms and consumers) and the aggregation of their actions in different institutional frameworks (…
Macroeconomics is a branch of economics dealing with the aggregate economy as a whole, rather than individual markets.
Econometrics is the application of statistical methods to economic data for various purposes such as of testing hypotheses, infering causal relationships and forecasting future trends. Only use this t…
The application of mathematical methods to represent theories and analyze problems in economics.
Game theory is a study of situations of strategic interaction between two or more players in which there is a predefined set of rules and an outcome associated with each choice taken.
requests for information about papers, books, or other sources that address a particular economic question or issue.
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Utility, or usefulness, is the (perceived) ability of something to satisfy needs or wants.
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Inflation is generalized increase of prices of goods and services in an economy, along with a corresponding fall in the purchasing value of money. The rate of inflation refers to the increase of the p…
Supply and Demand is an economic model of price determination in a market. Demand refers to how much (quantity) of a product or service is desired by buyers. Supply represents how much the market can …
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Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is a flow measure of the value of finished goods and services produced within a country's borders in a specific time period. GDP is typically calculated on an annual basis…
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The proportion of an amount loaned which a lender charges as interest to the borrower, normally expressed as an annual percentage. The interest rate is typically determined by a combination of market …
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the study of consumer choice and its fundamental underpinnings in preferences and constraints.
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Monetary policy is the process by which the monetary authority of a country controls the supply of money, often targeting an inflation rate or interest rate to ensure price stability and general trust…
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Labor economics is the branch of microeconomics that studies labor markets and its peculiarities. Labor economists usually study topics such as career choice, returns to schooling, determinants of lab…
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An increase over time in the quantity of goods and services produced within an economy.
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Finance describes the management, creation and study of money, banking, credit, investments, assets and liabilities that make up financial systems, as well as the study of those financial instruments.…
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International trade theory is a sub-field of economics which analyzes the patterns of international trade, its origins, and its welfare implications.
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Binary relations that reflect which states of the world an agent considers to be most desirable. Preferences are a fundamental ingredient in the axiomatic study of consumer choice decision theory.
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a generally accepted form of money, including coins and paper notes , which is issued by a government and circulated within an economy.
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Use for questions primarily related to the stock of money, either narrow money (MB or M0), and broad money (M1, M2, etc). This can also be used in questions related to the creation of money by governm…
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In statistics, regression analysis is a statistical process for estimating the relationships among variables. It includes many techniques for modeling and analyzing several variables, when the focus i…
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Markets in which ownership stakes of firms (e.g. stocks/shares) can be traded.
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A function whose value is the produced quantity associated with a given vector of factor inputs. The production function represents the technology available to the firm.
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Mathematical techniques for the selection of a best element (with respect to some criteria) from the set of available alternatives.
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Elasticity is the measurement of how responsive an economic variable is to a change in another.
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to discuss empirical papers and issues arising when applying theoretical models to data. For theoretical econometric issues, use the `econometrics` tag
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Refers to compulsory or coercive money collection by a levying authority, usually a government. The term "taxation" applies to all types of involuntary levies, from income to capital gains to estate t…
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Use for questions about banks, their operations, and their role in the broader economic and financial system.
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In reference to activities undertaken by the central bank mainly to influence nominal interest rates, money supply and, eventually, price levels.
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Statistics is a branch of mathematics dealing with the collection, analysis, interpretation, presentation, and organization of data. For data requests, use the [data-request] tag instead, or consider …
Requests for (references/links to) data that address a specific question or need.
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Use only for questions that are directly related to the central bank of the United States, the "Fed". For example, US monetary policy, US money supply, US balance sheet, etc. Do not use for generic qu…
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Questions about self-studying economics, including curriculum design, study strategies, resources, etc.
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A basic solution concept in game theory that requires each player to select their best response to the strategies chosen by others.
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any item or verifiable record that is generally accepted as payment for goods and services and repayment of debts in a particular country or socio-economic context, or is easily converted to such a fo…
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In economics, general equilibrium theory attempts to explain the behavior of supply, demand, and prices in a whole economy with several or many interacting markets, by seeking to prove that the intera…
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