General economics

M&S Research hub announces for the “Economic Posting Contest”

M&S Research hub announces for the “Economic Posting Contest” Authors of the 2 winning posts will receive 100 USD and 50 USD respectively, besides public exposure of their blog/profiles and publicizing their work over wide academic and social networks. We invite students, researchers, public officials, junior and senior academicians to submit their work to John …

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Government and Transparency: An Applied Econometric Case for Colombia

In modern times, there has been an integration of the technologies of information and the public sector, which are strictly correlated with the development of open government policies across the world. This is an increasing concern in empirical approximations from the field of Public Economics, in the sense that we can ask several questions regarding …

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Modeling Asset Prices with Geometric Brownian Motion in Python

One landmark theorem in Financial Economics is the Efficient Market Hypothesis (EMH). This theorem posits that in an arbitrage-free market, we can model an asset’s present price as the discounted expected future price: We can take the natural logarithm to show that the natural logarithm of asset prices follows a random walk – the best …

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Threat to validity of regression analysis – Omitted Variables Bias

Most of the readers of this blog would be familiar with ordinary least squares estimator and regression models. Let us talk about one source that can cause these estimates and models to be biased and inconsistent. This is especially important when we think about the causal relationship of interest or the relationship which being studied. …

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Central Bank Borrowing and Inflation: between Myth and Reality

Pandemic covid-19 was a global disaster and every nation was affected with different levels of intensity. Many huge industries such as the aviation and tourism industry faced huge losses. In such circumstances, it was not possible to provide a huge covid support package using the tax revenue. Despite this, many governments including those running deficit …

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Mainstream Monetary Economics: A Package of Logical Fallacies

The mainstream monetary economics is filled with contradictions, logical inconsistencies, missed and messed normative implications and data inconsistencies. There exist heterodox theories having better match with historical data, but the theories are often undermined and ignored. It is in fact difficult to find something logical and valid in classical monetary economics. Despite a clear empirical …

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