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What are some of the books that ambitious high school students study to advance in econ and research?

open to any subfield. I've taken introductory micro and macro courses.
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How to estimate the impact of college lockdown on students performance?

Some researchers have answered the question in their papers, but I was wondering how one would proceed to estimate the impact of college lockdown on undergrad 1st year students performance, if we ...
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Opportunities for Computer Science Graduates in the Field of Economics [closed]

I know this question has been asked quite a few times already but I have several other different questions to ask too. So, I am asking all of them here. Let me give you a quick summary of my ...
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Are there any papers which used the event study methodology NOT in a financial market context?

I was advised to implement an event study in the context of air pollution levels after an event had happened. Now my problem is, that I can not really find any introductory literature (or papers), ...
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Is there research on the level of individuals regarding the origins of hyperinflation? [closed]

I am interested in inflation, specifically hyperinflation. Can anybody point me to research (papers, books) done on the individual origins and mechanisms at work at the very beginning of ...
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In which domains independent of trading/investing is candlestick charting used?

When one queries the term "candlestick chart" in a search engine, the returned results relate to trading and investment techniques which utilize candlestick charts. However, a candlestick ...
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Do you know how to compute the IRF of a GARCH (1,1)

We have the following model (GARCH (1,1) ) $y_t=\sigma_t\epsilon_t$ $\sigma_t^2 = \omega + \beta*\sigma_{t-1}^2 + \gamma*y_{t-1}^2$ Note that we can rewrite the latter as: $\sigma_t^2=\frac{\omega}{1-\...
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Making sure the p-values of my OLS estimates are correct

I have learned the basics of the Classical Linear Regression Model and also various diagnostic tests to check if the assumptions of the CLRM are met, such as homoskedadticity, absence of near perfect ...
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In Economics, how likely is a R&R paper be finally accepted in a top field journal or top 5 journal? [closed]

Based on reliable data (if there is any), how likely is a R&R be finally accepted approximately? Here is some numbers I found: According to an anonymous comment, the post RR acceptance rate for ...
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Practical guide to Structural Equation Modeling

I am currently self-learning Structural Equation Modeling. I have studied some theory and also a bit about the software implementation, but not enough to practically conduct an SEM study. I wanted to ...
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Scope of DSGE models

Since DSGE models are a type of growth models that focus on assessing short term evaluation of economic fluctuations. Most of the models that I have seen are policy related, that assess the effect of ...
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Economics' position in the hierarchy of sciences (hard vs soft)

As a student of Economics, I often listen to the claim that Economics is a "soft science" and that its results may not be too reliable etc. The explanations are often based on personal ...
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Is it necessary to ask permission before including someone in the acknowledgements of a economic research paper?

Do I need permission to thank someone, even if I said “all mistakes are our own”? Do I have to make sure that the person being thanked must read the paper, or, it is fine if he just discussed about ...
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Research question formation

I am in the process of starting a research paper (for those in the IB Board, this is the Extended Essay) and I had previously formed my research question like this: To what extent will factor x ...
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Governmental debt after COVID

Is there any well-researched studies published about the effect of increased governmental spending and later deepening debt burden due to COVID? Appreciate that the event is quite recent, but being ...
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Thesis research advice on what statistical method to use for small sample?

I am writing my thesis in economics and trying to prove there is a correlation between 2 variables Data collected with Likert scale questionnaire (1-5 scale) I summed up the data and got scale ...
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Typical Farming Economics Resource

Are there any resources available that provide typical books or accounts for the farming or indeed other industries? Something that would list, employee numbers, wage bills, expenditure income (sales ...
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Is there a list of U.S. government regulations or actions that depend on government produced statistics?

I'm interested in compiling a list of government actions that depend on government produced figures. For example social security benefits depend on the CPI. I don't know if such a list already exists.
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Sources to know about latest research

I wanted to keep myself aware of the latest research news and trends etc. in economics. What are some good sources (newsletters, magazines, websites etc.) for that? I did find one from Nature. How ...
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Externalities from motor vehicles - more recent estimates?

I am looking for estimates for the externalities from motor vehicles. There's an excellent paper "Automobile Externalities and Policies" (2007) on this exact issue, but it's a bit old now. I was ...
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Research and development data before 1970 for United States

I'm looking for expenditure of research and development data per sector or averaged across all sectors from the United States prior to 1970 either in absolute values or in percentage of GDP.
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How do you keep up to date and find the most relevant papers?

What tools or methods you use to keep up with the frontier of the field? I follow some specific papers and authors. I was wondering what's the best way to keep up to date with relevant things with so ...
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Big research goals in economics?

Are there any big, overarching research goals in economics? Examples from other fields that come to my mind: Mathematics: Millenium problems, Hilbert's problems, Collatz conjecture, ... Computer ...
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Economics PhD graduate? [closed]

What are the options for Economics PhD students after graduation? I am aware most students end up going into academia as either professors or researchers. What are the options in the corporate world ...
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Coming up with a Research Topic for Undergraduate Paper

I am currently a senior in economics, and I have been pondering ideas for doing a research paper. Sometimes I go about thinking theory and trying to find applications I could apply it to empirically, ...
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Does it make economic sense for only some universities in a certain area to pay their sports scholars?

Apparently ‘Athletic scholarships are common in the United States, but in many countries they are rare or non-existent.’ But are there countries where there are some universities that offer sports ...
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Advice for finding literature for thesis

I have to write my bachelor thesis in the coming months and I was planning on replicating one of the leading papers of the last years in the field of macro economics. Problem is that I am ...
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What is the economic situation in Iran? [closed]

I recently investigated a bit about the Iranian economy and did not get an interesting result: Iran's currency dropped to worst low in four decades (Since the Islamic Revolution in Iran). ...
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What are some database like websites about lower levels of economics (micro/macro) for a research project?

I'm looking for some websites; books or videos on the beginning levels of economics like micro and macro economics to do a research project projects on. I found some course videos but they were a bit ...
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Why are countries in the Gulf rich but lagging in technological innovation?

Countries in the gulf are oil rich. But they are lagging in R&D sector. Governments do not spend much on R&D. Most countries employ foreign contractors or import technologies. What is the ...
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Unexplained economic puzzles?

Science is full of apparent puzzles and paradoxes, some of which still remain unexplained. Economics is not an exception. It would be interesting to get a list of unresolved puzzles in Economics. ...
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Qualitative methods in Economics

As a quantitative analyst and armchair economist I have seen little reason to do qualitative analysis as done in the other social sciences. However I keep running into these rather wordy analyses of ...
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Forums to discuss and learn hot topics of economics research

Math Overflow is the best forum to learn about pure math researches. Does there exist a similar website or forum for economics researches? The econ stack exchange seems quiet.
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Finding a Research Project

A professor at my college (I'm a rising sophomore) expressed interest in me working for him as an RA as I have had previous research experience prior to coming to college and I did well my freshman ...
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Research Design: Indifference curves and budget lines

I have a basic Idea on how to construct indifference curves such that we must use two goods and then ask for pairs of bundles which are preference indifferent. When doing applied research on ...
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Papers explaining Roberts's law

I was reading this article on power laws in economics. If you look at figure.5 on page 11, you come across an interesting note. Notes: Left panel: The CEO compensation is the ex ante one, ...
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Income Inequality as an indicator of wealth

My employer has assigned me the project of trying to understand where our current and potential International Private Banking clients are, and where they are moving to. To understand this, we are ...
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Is there an index that describes how differentiated a product is?

Some products are commodities, identical regardless of the producer. Others are very different an people look for specific brands of whatever they buy. Has anybody built any sort of index of how ...
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Statistical tests/models to use for Macroeconomic and Financial Research

I am a student, new to research and have chosen a challenging field to perform my research in. While I have been reading about similar research's, as part of my literature review, I observed various ...
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get statistics about the research intensity of an industry

I want to know how much research is conducted in an industry in order to be able to say Industry X is more research intense than Industry Y. For industry categorization I use the NACE classificiation....
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What type of data packages am I looking for?

I did a bit of googling and I see there are companies that sell market research data, and wanted to know if anyone knows more about it. I am specifically looking for consumer interest in the allergic ...
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The 2015 Economics "Nobel": Angus Deaton [closed]

Angus Deaton is only the sixth economist to not share the "Economics Nobel" (the "Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel") in the last 20 years (i.e. from 1996 onwards)....
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Are there any studies that show that "Affirmative Action" hurts the economy?

Are there any studies that show that "Affirmative Action" (an action or policy favoring those who tend to suffer from discrimination, especially in relation to employment or education) hurts the ...