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Perhaps you are thinking of mechanism design. In the field of mechanism design, agents have private information about their motivations and preferences. They make reports to a central authority, who then must take an action: who gets a good, which firm gets the contract, and so on. In many scenarios, agents will not be honest. If you and I are haggling, ...


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Let me add a couple more references. There's a (very) recent working paper, "The Macroeconomics of Epidemics" by Eichenbaum, Rebelo, and Trabant: http://papers.nber.org/papers/w26882.pdf Slightly older, but still extraordinarily recent is "Fiscal Policy during a Pandemic" by Faria-e-Castro: https://mfariacastro.github.io/files/Covid_March2020.pdf There ...


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With the right keywords (and author searches) from earlier papers, I actually found some academic output already; this might not be peer-reviewed yet, i.e. preprints: McKibbin and Fernando (2 March 2020) The Global Macroeconomic Impacts of COVID-19: Seven Scenarios examines the impacts of different scenarios on macroeconomic outcomes and financial ...


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Net Present Value (NPV) as a soft concept existed probably even in antiquity but it was formalized and made popular by Irving Fisher in his book the Rate of Interest. Internal rate of return is basically a special application of NPV. It was also first formally introduced in Fisher's book although he called it 'rate of return over costs'. Duration of bonds ...


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For decision theory: Gilboa, I. (2009). Theory of decision under uncertainty. Cambridge University Press. Parmigiani, G., & Inoue, L. (2009). Decision theory: Principles and approaches. John Wiley & Sons. Peterson, M. (2009). An introduction to decision theory. Cambridge University Press. For social choice theory, see my answer to this question : ...


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Start with: A primer in Social Choice Theory, by Wulf Gaertner. If you want more, have a look at: Welfare Economics and Social Choice Theory by Allan Feldman and Roberto Serrano To dig deeper: Handbook of Social Choice and Welfare By A. Sen, Kotaro Suzumura Handbook of Social Choice and Voting by Jac C. Heckelman, Nicholas R. Miller Handbook of ...


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What you are proposing is an unusual application of hedonic regression in respect of house prices. The method is most commonly used for one of two purposes: a) To explain and perhaps predict relative house prices. b) To estimate the value of characteristics of houses and their neighbourhoods, especially those which are hard to value in other ways such as ...


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All four of those books are widely used at the undergraduate level. I would say they are written with the intention to be text-books of a class, so they should be good for self-study. I would recommend you to read 1 and 2 before reading 3 and 4. Will give you a basic overview of the way we think in economics, clarify some basic concepts and explain work-...


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I highly recommend the following books on municipal finance, with a strong focus on municipal bonds: Encyclopedia of Municipal Bonds (Joe Mysak), despite the name a small book with quick overviews of almost all major topics in municipal finance. The Handbook of Municipal Bonds (various authors, a collection of essays), a more detailed and technical volume ...


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