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Sustained Budget Deficits: Longer-Run U.S. Economic Performance and the Risk of Financial and Fiscal Disarray AEA-NAEFA Joint Session, Allied Social Science Associations Annual Meetings, The Andrew Brimmer Policy Forum, ""National Economic and Financial Policies for Growth and Stability"" By: Allen Sinai, Peter R.
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Mundell–Fleming model The Mundell–Fleming model , also known as the IS-LM-BoP model , is an economic model first set forth (independently) by Robert Mundell and Marcus Fleming . [ 1 ] [ 2 ] The model is an extension of the IS-LM Model . Whereas the traditional IS-LM Model deals with economy under autarky (or a closed economy), the Mundell–Fleming model describes an open economy. The Mundell–Fleming model portrays the short-run relationship between an economy's nominal exchange rate, interest rate, and output (in contrast to the closed-economy IS-LM model, which focuses only on the relationship between the interest rate and output). The Mundell–Fleming model has been used to argue that an economy cannot simultaneously maintain a fixed exchange rate , free capital movement , and an independent monetary policy .
In economics , deflation is a decrease in the general price level of goods and services. [ 1 ] Deflation occurs when the inflation rate falls below 0% (a negative inflation rate ). This should not be confused with disinflation , a slow-down in the inflation rate (i.e., when inflation declines to lower levels). [ 2 ] Inflation reduces the real value of money over time; conversely, deflation increases the real value of money – the currency of a national or regional economy. This allows one to buy more goods with the same amount of money over time. Economists generally believe that deflation is a problem in a modern economy because it may aggravate recessions and lead to a deflationary spiral . [ 3 ] Historically not all episodes of deflation correspond with periods of poor economic growth. [ 4 ] Deflation occurred in the U.S. during most of the 19th century (the most important exception was during the Civil War). Deflation
IS/LM model The IS curve moves to the right, causing higher interest rates (i) and expansion in the "real" economy (real GDP, or Y). The IS/LM model ( I nvestment — S aving / L iquidity preference — M oney supply ) is a macroeconomic tool that demonstrates the relationship between interest rates and real output in the goods and services market and the money market. The intersection of the IS and LM curves is the "general equilibrium" where there is simultaneous equilibrium in both markets. [ 1 ]
Why do good institutions ever decline? I have just been to the annual EHES conference in Geneva, superbly organized by the Graduate Institute. I attended, wearing my hat as an editor of the European Review of Economic History .
Caucus Night Colorado Tonight is Caucus night in Colorado . Thousands of political junkies and activists will turn out to elect delegates to represent candidates at the party state assemblies in May. Key races to watch include the Democratic and Republican U.S. Senate contests. Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet faces a primary challenge from popular former state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff.
Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse (9781596985872): Thomas E. Woods Jr., Ron Paul
In economics , hedonic regression or hedonic demand theory is a revealed preference method of estimating demand or value . It decomposes the item being researched into its constituent characteristics, and obtains estimates of the contributory value of each characteristic. This requires that the composite good being valued can be reduced to its constituent parts and that the market values those constituent parts. Hedonic models are most commonly estimated using regression analysis , although more generalized models, such as sales adjustment grids , are special cases of hedonic models. An attribute vector, which may be a dummy or panel variable, is assigned to each characteristic or group of characteristics. Hedonic regression
January 24, 2003 By Peter Monaghan How do you start a fire under a huge wet blanket? A faction of disgruntled economists says that is their predicament. Their efforts to open the field to diverse views are smothered, they say, by an orthodoxy -- neoclassical economics and its derivatives -- that is indulgently theoretical and mathematical in its aspiration to be more "scientific" than any other social science. Although it is inadequate to explain human behavior, they say, that brand of economics Taking On 'Rational Man' - Research
Table 1. Overview of the World Economic Outlook Projections (Percent change, unless otherwise noted) Concern over sovereign risk spilled over to banking sectors in Europe. Funding pressure reemerged and spread through interbank markets, fed also by uncertainty about policy responses. World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update -- Restoring Confidence with
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Happiness economics The economics of happiness or happiness economics is the quantitative and theoretical study of happiness , positive and negative affect , well-being , quality of life , life satisfaction and related concepts, typically combining economics with other fields such as psychology and sociology . It typically treats such happiness-related measures, rather than wealth, income or profit, as something to be maximized. The field has grown substantially since the late 20th century, for example by the development of methods, surveys and indices to measure happiness and related concepts. [ 1 ] Its findings have been described as a challenge to the economics profession. [ 2 ] [ edit ] Subject classification The subject may be categorized in various ways, depending on specificity, intersection, and cross-classification.
Michael Eysenck Michael William Eysenck (born 8 February 1944) [ 1 ] is a British academic psychologist, and is an emeritus professor in psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London . He also holds an appointment as Professorial Fellow at Roehampton University . [ 1 ] His research focuses on cognitive factors affecting anxiety. Eysenck has written and co-written many publications, including several textbooks. In the late 1990s, he developed the theory of the ' hedonic treadmill ', [ 2 ] stating that humans are predisposed by genetics to plateau at a certain level of happiness, and that the occurrence of novel happy events merely elevates this level temporarily. He is the son of the noted psychologist Hans Jürgen Eysenck .
Social comparison theory Social comparison theory was initially proposed by social psychologist Leon Festinger in 1954. Social comparison theory is centered on the belief that there is a drive within individuals to gain accurate self-evaluations. The theory explains how individuals evaluate their own opinions and abilities by comparing themselves to others in order to reduce uncertainty in these domains, and learn how to define the self. Following the initial theory, research began to focus on social comparison as a way of self-enhancement (Gruder, 1971; Wills, 1981), introducing the concepts of downward and upward comparisons and expanding the motivations of social comparisons (e.g.
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