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Are there some sucessfull pro-natality economic policies?

There aren't many successful economic stories in this area. According to the Institute for Family Studies, Polish program that offered tax incentives to parents had some limited success but similar ...
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Are there economic studies surrounding the efficacy of gun control?

To answer the headline question directly: yes, there are. While economists are among the central participants, this is really an interdisciplinary policy-oriented question. The Science of Gun Policy ...
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Why does Game Theory seem to ignore the impact that collectively altering a player's possible strategies can have on their utility?

A basic assumption of game theory is that strategy choices lead to outcomes and players have preferences over outcomes only. If players in a given strategic choice situation are known to also have ...
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Are there some sucessfull pro-natality economic policies?

The evidence is quite mixed, it looks like in different countries similar policies have different effect. For example, Cohen et al 2008 found that even relatively modest subsidy significantly boosted ...
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US minimum wage beyond $15 per hour

With regard to minimum wage I think that we should look at the data and to what they tell us. The fact is that there are evidences that both minimum wage supporters and opponents are right. For ...
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Is there any example to see the differences among Rawlsian ethics, Utilitarianism or (classical) liberalism ethics in policy economics?

Yes a well known example from policy economics is setting of optimal marginal tax schedules. Below you can see differences between Rawlsian and Utilitarian optimal tax schedules taken from Saez (2001)...
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Analyzing a Gambling Race Paradox

There are several problems with your game that you are not considering, the first of which is that the risk of ruin is irrelevant. The game is a race. Your question is roughly equivalent to ...
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How do I test if a given policy was successful?

Let us assume a balanced panel of companies $i=1,...,N$ observed in time periods $t=1,...,T$. Let $s_{it}$ denote R&D expenses for company $i$ time $t$ and let $$\bar s_t :=\frac{1}{N} \sum_i s_{...
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Is there a name for adjusting bad regulation until its negative impact is no longer detectable?

There is term policy optimization or optimal policy design or just policy design, which refers to idea of optimizing or fine tuning public policy. It is a term that will be mentioned in any ...
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Discussing Difference-in-Difference Assumption of the treatment assigment

The first source you found is correct, parallel trend is not sufficient, you can find the same assumption mentioned in multiple places (e.g here). One of the identifying assumptions of DiD is that: $$...
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Impact evaluation of a policy when different individuals adopt the policy at different times

The description is bit vague on how many organizations we are talking but you could still do differences-in-differences (DiD) for all treatment-control-pairs that adopted it at the same time ...
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