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This paintings presents a necessary evaluate of an important advancements in fiscal idea and alertness over the past decade. Comprising twenty-seven specifically commissioned overviews, the quantity provides a finished and student-friendly consultant to modern economics. formerly released by way of Routledge as a part of the Companion to modern monetary Thought, those essays are made on hand the following for the 1st time in a concise paperback variation. A advisor to trendy Economics could be a necessary consultant to all those that desire to familiarize themselves with the latest advancements within the self-discipline.
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With costly information the expected benefit of acquiring the information needs to be weighed against the expected cost of its acquisition. It is no longer clear that complete learning is economically desirable even if it were possible in a world with no information costs. A good example of learning under costly information is the problem faced by a monopolist who wishes to learn about the parameters of the demand curve that he faces. Should the monopolist try to improve his estimates of the demand curve by varying output substantially over a number of periods, although he may be incurring a loss in the short run?
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1979). 4 This model was first proposed by Goodwin (1947). See also Turnovsky (1970). 5 For examples of these types of data see Meiselman (1962) on the term structure of interest rates, and Froot and Ito (1989) and Pesaran (1989) on exchange rate expectations. 6 The same criticism is also applicable to the time series approach where the weights ωi are derived optimally from the estimates of a univariate ARIMA representation of the yt process. 7 This is justified when yt has a multivariate normal distribution, but not generally.