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city level data in bloomberg

Does bloomberg terminal provide economic information on the city level such as GDP, etc for countries other than us? If yes, just can I use the GDP function or there are other available functions? ...
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What is the use of the Euler equation in the Ramsey growth model?

I apologise for being brief, but I don't understand how is Euler equation used in the Ramsey growth model. I am reading a textbook "Dynamic General Equilibrium Modeling" and there is mentioned about ...
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Understand the white noise condition in Vector Autoregression

In the following vector autoregression model with lag polynomial representation: $$\Phi (L) y_t= \epsilon_t$$ where $Y$ is the vector of endogenous variables, $\Phi$ is the parameters matrix, $\...
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Demand Function

I have seen the following demand function $q=a-p+c\bar{p}$ where $p$ is the price, $\bar{p}$ is the so called "average price". The values $a=1-c$ are competition parameters. I have basically two ...
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Asset class dynamics differences

If we compare daily return dynamics of the main asset class time series (e.g. Stock indexes, bonds, precious commodities, etc) do we observe quantifiable differences? Are there some reference paper on ...
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What are the canonical global-macro investing books?

What is a good reading list for Global Macro investing? What does Bridgewater, Bervan Howard, Soros, AQR etc. use to teach their staff about macroeconomic investing? Let us assume a top-class ...
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Fixed Income Trading Intuition

Is there any literature discussing the economics of trading fixed income securities? I was asked in an interview the other day how I would trade/construct a bond portfolio if a) the fed raised rates ...
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Emerging market debt local vs hard

In an environment where the dollar is appreciating in value, similar to the current environment. Is it better to invest in emerging market debt local currencies or emerging market debt hard currency (...
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what's the difference between Peak-Load pricing and price discrimination?

i just don't get it. Peak-load pricing wiki page gives example: in public goods such as public urban transportation, where day demand (peak period) is usually much higher than night demand (off-...
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basic econometric model on country spread methodology

I am doing some research on Germany, France and Spain on their spread. I would like to try to 'forecast' or 'explain' the the spread on sovreign debt using OLS regression on unemployment and debt ...
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Measurable effects of quantitative easing on corporate financing cost

I have read about Quantitative Easing (QE) and its attempt to bring back inflation. In this, central banks create money, then give it to other banks that buy government bonds, corporate bonds, and ...
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What kind of indicators would you look in the market preceding a recession/crisis?

What kind of indicators may have predicted the upcoming financial crisis in the 2000 or 2008?
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Trading with Inflation, Unemployment, Trade Deficit Information

I am trying to create a model for inflation for trading purposes. In his book The Market: Practice and Policy S. Nickell presents a model that relates unemployment, inflation and trade deficit. His ...
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Are COFER unallocated resource changes meaningful?

I've been looking at the currency reserves (COFER) data on the IMF site: http://data.imf.org/?sk=E6A5F467-C14B-4AA8-9F6D-5A09EC4E62A4&ss=1408202647052 What caught my eye was the 5% drop in ...
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Liquidity effect in case MS decrease

What is the result if the liquidity effect is grater than other effects in case of decreased money supply? I got this question on the exam, In case of an increase in the money supply by the central ...
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A citizen's life as an investment project (from the State's PoV)

An average citizen's life can be seen as an investment project: the State starts investing into prenatal care, the child's education etc., a young man starts making money and paying taxes (breaks even ...
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Can the money market break in a crisis situation?

I am researching the question, what happens during a crisis situation to the money market. Can it break? In 2007-08 there is evidence that liquity hoarding from banks became a rather common problem. ...
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Stressing the going up of LIBOR - Which balance sheet variables to stress?

Analysts expect the LIBOR to rise in the next two years. Hence, all companies that have foreign currency loans will face problems. I am preparing a study on this topic, but data is an extreme issue. ...
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Sample data of quarterly (annualized) real GDP growth

I am looking for a database that provides me the quarterly (annualized) real GDP growth (quarter t and t-1) of US, Germany and England. For the US data i went here: https://www.philadelphiafed.org/...
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Looking for a definition of financial entropy

In Science, Entropy is generally considered to be the irreversibility of stuff. Google defines entropy as: lack of order or predictability; gradual decline into disorder The 'gradual decline in ...
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What is the gross accounting relation of Cobb-Douglas function?

We have Cobb-Douglas function like this $Y=AK^\alpha L^{1-\alpha}$, in one of the book, it deduce like this: How can we get this formula? $$\frac{\Delta Y}Y = \frac{\Delta A}A+\alpha\frac{\Delta K}K+(...
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What are the most effective market variables to measure liquidity/illiquidity in the market?

I'm trying to find/create a variable that measures liquidity in financial markets in order to assess, for instance whether credit conditions tightened? Does anyone know any relevant literature ...
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How does trade deficit affect the economy of a country

How does trade deficit for a prolonged period(say 10-15 years) affect a country's economy? I have read that it should affect it adversely, but the US trade deficit has been negative since the mid 1960'...
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Economic indicators leading the yield curve

There is a lot of research on how the government yield curve can be used to predict the economy. The government yield curve is often seen as a leading indicator. But for which variables is the curve a ...
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Liquidity and Prices

Do fewer transaction costs and higher liquidity relate to lower market prices? Are there any good resources that deal with these topics in more detail?
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Fixed Income free research available online

As from the title, I would like to know where it is possible to find free research focused on fixed income markets' themes and topics, such as interest rates, credit risk related fundamentals, new ...
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Relating Quantitative Easing to the rally in the SPX

The Fed's balance sheet has been expanding over the last few month due to QE3. When the Fed goes out to buy treasuries or MBS, it's taking those securities out of the market and exchanging them with ...
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How to reconstruct a discontinued economic time series such as the Fed's CP rate?

The old 3-Month Commercial Paper Rate (CP3M) on FRED was discontinued in 1997. I would like to reconstruct this series in a reasonable fashion, so I can use it to analyze more recent events. I was ...
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How do I replicate John Hussman's recession forecasting methodology?

John Hussman has a recession forecasting methodology he often posts about on his blog, and I am trying to replicate it using publicly available data. I would like to assess his accuracy in predicting ...
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Will price levels fall even though money supply increases?

Given this equation, according to the article at this location , which provides the following equation as an argument, the author claims that he predicts "deflation" in the last paragraph of the ...