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Comparing relative change for different base value

I need to compare change in employment size for a sample of companies. I could use percentage change, however, the problem with it is that when the base is small,...

Asked on 11/27/2021

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Nelson-Siegel-Svensson parameters provided by the Bundesbank

I am a college student and I have recently learned about Nelson-Siegel-Svensson method which is used by the German Federal Bank to determine the yield curve. I have to generate...

Asked on 11/27/2021

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Does the concept of Capitalism increase the net wealth?

I am currently going through a video by Peter Schiff from the occupy Wallstreet period where he is talking with the protestors at the time. I'm pretty...

Asked on 11/27/2021

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Arrow’s Impossibility & Validity of Social Welfare and Pareto Improvement Analysis

Arrow’s Impossibility states it is impossible to formulate a social ordering (Social Welfare Function) without violating some desirable conditions ( one of the “No dictatorship”, “ Pareto Efficiency”, “Independence...

Asked on 11/25/2021

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How can a government save, if it has deficit?

I am reading an IMF paper about China's debt (link) which says: ❝ Despite a large augmented fiscal deficit of 10 percent, fiscal savings remain higher than...

Asked on 11/22/2021

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Contribution by each factor

Must admit it has been many years since I have done advanced calculations or anything remotely like it, so please bear with me.I have problem that I hope to...

Asked on 11/20/2021

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Why are Americans at the top of nearly every field?

I live in India, and having spent several years in America before returning, I noticed that Americans dominate in nearly every sphere of human activity. For example, the US seems...

Asked on 11/18/2021

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What's the economic argument (if any) for taxing dividends as ordinary income?

My (limited) understanding is that dividends and share repurchases are economically very similar: while share repurchases are slightly less direct, both transactions are effectively ways for publicly traded companies to...

Asked on 11/18/2021

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GDP accounting: Insurance spending belong to which part of GDP?

We know that $GDP = C + I + G + NX$, where $C$ is household consumption and $I$ is private investment. I don't know whether insurance...

Asked on 11/18/2021

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Monetary policy rate and fiscal deficit

A colleague in work mentioned today that Chile is keeping a flat monetary policy rate given "there is a higher expected fiscal deficit". If there is an expected fiscal deficit...

Asked on 11/17/2021

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