Louis. B
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Why can't a government print money to pay its debt?
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Your get the basic intuition, but real-life situation is a bit different. First, I didn't really understand what you meant by "try to catch some 'fool'", but what you are calling foreign exchange ...

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Estimating the second derivative of function from optimizers
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The first order condition of the maximization problem is \begin{equation} f'(x)-s=0\iff f'(x)=s \end{equation} We can then replace $x$ by $x(s)$ because this is the optimal value given $s$. Since ...

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Why isn't the Fed funds rate greater than interest rate on loans to the pubic
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I think you are missing the credit risk attached to any loan. You, as an individual borrower, are far more likely not to reimburse your loan than a bank. Thus the loan is far less risky. Central bank ...

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What happens to the money that the government is in debt from?
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This does not work like that. If you want to add-up all the debt in the world you will not end-up with 0. Think about a situation in which I owe you \$100, you owe someone else \$100, and this ...

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Why are stock prices so time sensitive?
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Prices changing so frequently is simply the result of an adjustment between demand and supply in the market. Demand and supply change all the time, because market venues allow them to change very ...

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Fractional reserve banking and bank insolvency
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Let's assume (as you do if I understand well) that the bank's only liabilities are deposits, so that the bank's equity valuation is simply the value of assets minus deposits. In order to provide loans ...

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When do trades between two countries not result in gains for either of them?
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If I understand well your point, you want to know whether 2 agents (say countries) can make transaction if they don't each gain from that trade. In general, agents optimize some function, called the ...

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Constraints on a symmetric pareto allocation under uncertainty
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The idea is that since agents are ex-ante identical, they should have the same (ex-ante) expected utility. Ex-ante identical means that even the agent does not know what's his type until resolution ...

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Capital Asset Pricing Modeling for Consumption
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I guess the question is : which asset would yield the higher risk premium or expected return? Risk premium depends indeed on the intrinsic characteristics of the asset, and on the pricing kernel, in ...

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Having trouble solving system of equations through matrix approach
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Your system may be rewrite as : \begin{equation} \begin{bmatrix}1&-\frac{1}{3}\\-\frac{1}{8}&1\end{bmatrix}\cdot\begin{bmatrix}s_1\\s_2\end{bmatrix}=\begin{bmatrix}2\\7\end{bmatrix}\end{...

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What is the interpretation of the output matrix of pivoting?
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Pivoting helps solving linear system of equations. Imagine you want to solve for X that satisfies : \begin{equation}A\cdot X = Y\end{equation} where \begin{equation}X = \begin{bmatrix}x_1\\x_2\end{...

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