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Mathematical techniques for the selection of a best element (with respect to some criteria) from the set of available alternatives.
generally accepted as payment for goods and services and repayment of debts in a particular country or socio-economic context, or is easily converted to such a fo…
In reference to activities undertaken by the central bank mainly to influence nominal interest rates, money supply and, eventually, price levels.
statistical techniques for application to data whose observations concern an entity or phenomenon at different points in time.
An obligation to pay another party at some point in the future. Examples include national debt, corporate bonds, and household credit.
A basic solution concept in game theory that requires each player to select their best response to the strategies chosen by others.
The branch of Finance that studies and models how specific assets (such as options, bonds and stocks) are priced.
directly related to the central bank of the United States, the "Fed". For example, US monetary policy, US money supply, US balance sheet, etc. Do not use for generic qu…
a field that builds on the theory of the firm by examining the structure of (and, therefore, the boundaries between) firms and markets. Industrial organization adds real-wor…
an institutional arrangement in which buyers and sellers exchange goods, services, or information in transactions with or without money.
Bond markets and legal aspects of bonds. For government debt use the tag "government debt" unless the fact the the debt is in the form of bonds has significance.
Questions about how economic terms, quantities, or ideas can be defined.
the mathematical study of strategies for optimal decision-making between options involving different risks or expectations of gain or loss depending on the outcome.
the condition of one who is capable of working, actively seeking work, but unable to find any work.
A branch of economics that incorporates insights from psychology by allowing for systematic deviations from idealised rational behaviour.
Differences in resource allocations or opportunities that arise within or between countries.
An efficiency standard based on the idea that the most efficient outcomes are those where no individual can be made better-off without making at least one other worse-off.
Procedures in which participants submit bids, with resources being allocated among bidders in accordance with some pre-specified rule.
A modelling approach in which firms' plants are chosen via maximizing a profit function under a demand or resource limit restriction.
a term used for studying production and trade, and their relations with law, custom, and government, as well as with the distribution of national income and wealth.
Public economics (or economics of the public sector) is the study of government policy through the lens of economic efficiency and equity.
The study of equilibrium when individual agents have no power to influence market-level variables like prices or quantities.
Expert level questions which do not arise prior to graduate studies in economics.