AndrewC
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What are some important papers using difference-in-difference in economics?
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This is far from exhaustive, but hopefully it can get you started! (I'd recommend skimming most of them, then really focusing on those where the application and/or modeling environment is uniquely ...

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Claiming that food delivery apps are purely rent extraction
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In addition to @KennyLJ 's answer, I think it's worth pointing out that your points require some pretty restrictive assumptions about the demand for food delivery. Some individuals might substitute ...

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What at all justifies income taxes (as opposed to sales taxes only)?
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There's a fair amount to unpack in the question, so it might be useful to take it step by step, and consider everything from a more abstract, economic theory perspective. ...those who are more ...

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Lucas Critique and RE: Did one arrive before the other?
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While this probably doesn't fully answer your question, at least it might be able to serve as a start. I think the biggest conceptual difficulty here is regarding what exactly the heart of the Lucas ...

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How would you call a market for kidney donors and recipients?
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Generally, these types of markets are called matching markets. That's also the same term given to a variety of economic decisions and market structures, from school choice to some types of marriage ...

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Asking for paper or data source mentioning the social restriction due to COVID-19 globally
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I think the data you're interested in can be found in the source Our World in Data uses for their index calculations (this is the website of the researchers dedicated to the dataset, and this is the ...

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Doraszelski and Jaumandreu (2018) Intuition
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I'm not a macroeconomist (so definitely not used to looking at those types of equations in that setting), but I think the intuition is that the estimated substitutability of labor and materials is <...

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What is the reason of devaluation in Turkish Lira?
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The recent shift was likely two major interrelated reasons: First, there was already relatively high uncertainty regarding the future viability and value of the currency (as @zeta-band noted, they're ...

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Marxist Economics: Understanding Capitalist Exploitation through "speed up" or increase in intensity
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Though I'm certainly no expert in Marxist economic theory, I think he's presenting it as an "if you can figure out a way of speeding workers up, then you can generate additional surplus from their ...

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References for particular definitions of risk and uncertainty
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At the risk of being a bit repetitive from my earlier comments, I believe there are a few notable caveats and assumptions made in my answer. Wherever possible, I’ll try to highlight the assumptions ...

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Theoretical/Empirical Arguments for Migrant Workers in the US
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There is a broad literature that attempts to address the very question you pose- what is the impact of immigration (legal and illegal) on native wages? However, if you're interested in the 'real world'...

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What would be the Dual Expected Utility function for an English Auction?
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It seems like the answer to your question depends a bit on what assumptions you want to make regarding bidder decision-making and behavior, and which additional axioms of choice you want your bidders ...

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How much did it 'cost' slave-owning nations to emancipate the slaves as a percentage of GDP?
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Unfortunately, I'm not sure this will really answer the questions you raised to your satisfaction, but I can at least give some of them a try: First Note: It wasn't 40% of the GDP of the Empire, but ...

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Inclusion of firms on the efficient frontier of a Production Possibility Set
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Though I echo many of the sentiments posed by @AlecosPapadopoulos, maybe this would be helpful for your understanding. Ultimately, we can consider the efficiency frontier as the firms that make up the ...

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Why do anti-trust regulators in China need to approve NXP's takeover?
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Generally, antitrust regulators have authority over any company doing business inside the zone of its control, hence why the EU antitrust regulators hit Google in 2017, or the EU's recent examination ...

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Concentration Measures
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Unfortunately, I'm not sure there's a clear answer to your question, since it so often depends on what the specific needs are for the specific project. Overall, there are a number of different ways to ...

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Malaysia's national debt - who's correct?
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From a quick glance, it looks like the difference is that the new finance minister is including promised payments that the government had previously made, but hasn't had to pay yet. For example, say I ...

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How are payoff values in game theories calculated / estimated?
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Though I'd ask for a bit more clarification which papers you are referring to for a more specific answer, overall the answer depends a bit on what the purpose of the paper/game and payoffs being ...

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Efficient revealed preference check of whether two preferences over lotteries are the same?
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Perhaps I'm way off base on this, but given the relatively strong requirements imposed in the question, I'm tempted to say that we can never truly be able to state with certainty that some individual'...

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Does it make economic sense for only some universities in a certain area to pay their sports scholars?
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I mean, even in the US, the ability of a school to offer sports scholarships is determined by what athletic conference(/division) they belong to: Division III schools are forbidden from offering ...

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Understanding the use case of farming crickets in developed countries
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I think there are probably a few different answers to your question, all of which likely play some role. First, in many developed countries, insect use in human food is regarded not as an inferior ...

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Relevance of government liabilities to GDP
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The government debt represents the total liabilities outstanding that the government must (at some point) repay to investors. Generally to do so, governments tax their populace, either now, or at some ...

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Continuation value versus utility in asset pricing
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I can't speak to Back's usage (I can't access the book through the link), though in general, I believe the "utility function" refers to the standard meaning of the term (the ultimate function that ...

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References for particular definitions of risk and uncertainty
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At the risk of spamming this question- this answer focuses more closely on the papers I've come across for models of uncertainty, risk, and ambiguity in the broader finance landscape. Note- this isn't ...

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What portion of our annual deficit is financed by bonds?
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Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be a single site that clearly identifies the data you seek. However, that information does appear in a couple of different sources, (in a couple of different ...

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Why are many railroad rights-of-way held in easement rather than in fee simple?
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Though these are only educated guesses (contract law is not my forte) I'd suppose that there might be a few reasons why this is: It's best able to handle the competing interests of the parties ...

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Relative risk aversion, a property of period or lifetime utility
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Though this probably doesn't fully answer your question, given that it's been active for a little while with no other responses, this might hopefully be able to give some direction. First, it's ...

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Algebraic demand curve in a perfectly competitive market for a firm
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If we're considering the canonical case of one firm facing perfect competition, then we're faced with a demand curve (for each firm's goods) that's perfectly flat- regardless of how many units any ...

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Should housing be considered a form of capital for the purpose of capital gains taxation?
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I think there are a few different ways one can go about examining the topic and general question you bring up. For that reason, I'd like to highlight that this isn't my primary field, and so my answer ...

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Repeated game with stage game has more than 1 NE
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Though a bit unconventional to assume an infinitely repeated game without discounting, the short answer to your question is: yes. Any sequence of stage game Nash Equilibria is supportable as a SPNE. ...

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