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Asset Pricing: Cross-Section Predictability

"A fundamental question in finance is the study of why different assets have different expected returns, which is intricately linked to the issue of cross-section prediction in the sense of addressing the question “What explains the cross section of expected returns?..." – By Paolo Zaffaroni and Guofu Zhou

Unintended Fertility: Trends, Causes, Consequences

"Unintended fertility occurs when an individual, who did not intend to, becomes pregnant or gives birth. Most measures of unintended fertility account for whether the pregnancy (birth) was wanted and whether it occurred at a desired..." – By Christine Piette Durrance and Melanie Guldi

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