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What you're describing is a change in the capital account, not in GDP. They're related through the balance of payments, in that if a country is running a current account deficit (usually arising through being a net importer), they'll have a capital account surplus (i.e., foreigners will on net buy more domestic assets or domestic owners will be net sellers ...


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Jean Tirole just won the Nobel Prize for his studies in regulation in different markets, including the banking market. Check: Balancing the Banks: Global Lessons from the Financial Crisis and The Prudential Regulation of Banks


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Since you mention competition policy, Motta's book on that topic "Competition Policy: Theory and Practice" is excellent (and puts all of the technical material into boxes so that it can be avoided if desired). For micro, a good upper-level undegraduate treatment can be found in McCloskey's "Applied Theory of Price". Now out of print, but available here: ...


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For industrial organization, you might try the freely available IO book by Church and Ware. I don't know the book in and out, but it includes many case studies in antitrust and more general IO topics, so you might find it useful. It's not especially technical, for better or worse, with most chapters beginning with motivating vignettes and a more talky ...


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I would suggest Mankiw and EconTalk (despite my Keynesian leanings). Specifically Mankiw's text "Principles of Economics" is a great math-light introduction that covers both Macro and Micro. I recommend this edition particularly because you can get it new off Amazon for under $20, though of course the latest edition is best, but the field hasn't changed ...


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One of the discussions in financial forecasting is whether econometric methods or machine learning methods give more sound results. Have a look at this paper.


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This is a good question to ask, and the short answer is no there isn't. There probably should be, but the system itself is extremely complex and at the moment this is really the bleeding edge of research in Economics. It's an extremely involved subject, in no small part because the financial system itself is a moving target - it keeps being changed by ...


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