For this site to succeed, we need enough "experts" (meaning, for example, graduate students, academic economists, or professional economists) around to provide high quality answers.
I am interested to hear from experts about their views of various types of question we get on the site. What kind of questions do you most like answering? How positively do you feel that various types of question contribute to the vitality of the site.
Some "types" of question might be:
- Technical, specific graduate-level questions (e.g. How to solve a variation of Merton's optimal portfolio problem?)
- Conceptual questions about basic (i.e. undergraduate) academic economics (e.g. Why does Slutsky compensation "overcompensate" the consumer?)
- Homework-style undergrad-level questions with effort shown.
- Laymen asking economists to explain stuff (e.g. Why do celebrities get high wages? or How does Black Friday work?)
- Reference requests (e.g. Is there a folk theorem for repeated games on networks?)
- Requests to use economics to answer practical/"how-to" questions (e.g. Is a universal basic income possible in the United States? or Best way to analyze return rate data)