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Unexplained economic puzzles?

An important field in current research is the yet unexplained Equity premium puzzle originally published by Mehra, Prescott (1985). Considere a multiperiod investment consumption equilibrium model (...
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Economics' position in the hierarchy of sciences (hard vs soft)

There is actually no clear cut consensus on where Economics belongs (although it is fair to say most would likely put it into category of social science). Some authors consider it to be science, some ...
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Is it necessary to ask permission before including someone in the acknowledgements of a economic research paper?

In short, no it is not necessary. I have never asked anyone for permission and I have never been asked. The people I thank usually have not read my paper (rarely anyone does, to be honest), but we ...
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Journal that sum up a research area

In addition to the +1 list provided by tdm, journal of economic perspectives often publishes literature reviews and quasi-literature reviews. The goal is JEP is to fill the gap between different ...
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What are the economic peer-reviewed journals devoted to literature review?

Elsevier has a series of Handbooks in Economics that contain field/topic-specific survey chapters. Sometimes the New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics has entries that are helpful for literature review ...
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Typical Farming Economics Resource

I don't have many books to share but there is the website on Farm economy data from the USDA. Farm Labor USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) https://www.ers.usda.gov/topics/farm-economy/farm-labor/ ...
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Qualitative methods in Economics

Good question! Qualitative methods (QM henceforth) have become more widespread in the recent decades, according to a 2014's survey in the Journal of Economic Surveys. QM include, among others, in-...
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What are the economic peer-reviewed journals devoted to literature review?

The Annual Review of Economics is a nice one to look into https://www.annualreviews.org/journal/economics
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Macro papers that an undergrad would be able to replicate

A paper that should not be difficult to replicate and is about cross-section regressions is Barro's paper titled 'ECONOMIC GROWTH IN A CROSS SECTION OF COUNTRIES' (QJE, 1991)
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Is there an index that describes how differentiated a product is?

To be honest I am not sure how Henry's answer could be the accepted one. The HHI is meant to measure market concentration that is a different concept from product differentiation: in an industry ...
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Unexplained economic puzzles?

Another unsolved puzzle in economics is the Dividend puzzle studied first by Fischer Black(1976), which evolves from the Modigliani-Miller theorems. Considere well known models for equilibrium in ...
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How do you keep up to date and find the most relevant papers?

Seminars and conferences are the best ways to get exposure to working papers, in addition to following specific authors. (Some of my colleagues also follow economists on Twitter, where they sometimes ...
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What are some of the books that ambitious high school students study to advance in econ and research?

The most direct path from high school to being a research economist will probably lead you to taking standard economics courses, and I'm not sure working through the standard curriculum first is the ...
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What are the defining characteristics of applied microeconomics papers?

There is no universally agreed upon definition of "applied microeconomics", but if you follow the description by Brown University's Department of Economics, The use of data and econometric ...
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How do I elegantly upload my working paper on SSRN?

Will registering SSRN with a private email address impact credibility or other dimensions? I am a Ph.D. candidate and have an institutional mailbox. But considering that I am about to graduate, the ...
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What are the economic peer-reviewed journals devoted to literature review?

I think the Journal of Economic Literature is your best bet. The Journal of Economic Perspectives might also have some things of interest.
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What are some of the books that ambitious high school students study to advance in econ and research?

I think as a starting point I would suggest the following books G. Mankiw: Principles of Microeconomics This book provides introductory understanding of economics, it is recommended for people ...
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Research question formation

I want to know if it's valid to talk about the economic growth and development of a city instead of a country In principle there is nothing wrong with narrowing your research question down to ...
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Economics PhD graduate?

Your claim that most go into academia is wrong. From the top universities, about half to two-thirds go into academia, but from most universities, most go to non-academic careers. It's simple ...
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Macro papers that an undergrad would be able to replicate

Any unit-root checking paper will be very easy to replicate even for undergraduate student. For example; Zivot, E., & Andrews, D. W. K. (2002). Further evidence on the great crash, the oil-price ...
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How To Publish a Quantitative Economics Paper Without a Degree or Affiliations

Economics journals generally do not require any degree or university affiliation in order to submit an article. Technically anyone can submit an article to a journal and it can be accepted and ...
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Why are countries in the Gulf rich but lagging in technological innovation?

Update Resource Curse literature attempts to address the issues you are raising, take a look at here and here. Here is an interesting example of a technology transfer case. Original answer They do,...
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What are some database like websites about lower levels of economics (micro/macro) for a research project?

Fama-French library has good data on which you can test your first Fama-French regression model. I have found this video on Youtube that might help you with this first project. Ps.: It would help a ...
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Sources to know about latest research

The National Bureau of Economic Research is a good source for the latest in economic research: https://nber.org/ You can also go to Brookings institute: https://www.brookings.edu/ Federal Reserve ...
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Making sure the p-values of my OLS estimates are correct

The answer to your question: I wanted to know if it is possible to have an exhaustive set of things I need to test to be reasonably confident about the p-values I get, both overall and for each ...
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Journal that sum up a research area

Here are few: The Journal of Economic Literature The Journal of Economic Surveys The Annual Review of Economics
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Choice theory vs decision theory

It's the latter. The Wikipedia article on decision theory uses the term "choice theory" but links it to rational choice theory. As to the difference between rational choice theory and ...
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