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I am Francesco Lovecchio, a guy who wanted to write something like “Glimpses of World History” and, instead, ended up reading  “The Tale of Genji”. I am also an economist.


This is a space where to find short stories that can be twigged either through evidence-based theories or hard-nose data.

Why “first order condition”

A ‘first order condition’ is normally required in the solution of optimization problems. That condition, in modified forms, is also applied in more complex problems in which costs and opportunities are compared (e.g.  dynamic optimization, optimal depletion of exhaustible resources, option pricing and decisions about marriage, just to mention a few).


From Rome, Italy.


Just started and hopefully updated weekly.


Weekly posts of less than 300 words (on average, over a period of n years!).

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