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I am no economist. However, economy literally affects everybody. Are lay questions welcome or is this site aimed only at academic research level questions and answers?

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  • $\begingroup$ Welcome! The site is definitely aimed towards experts. However, well-thought out questions are welcome from everyone. I think we should write up some guidelines for asking high quality questions. I think I've seen some meta posts related to this. $\endgroup$ – jmbejara Dec 4 '14 at 22:00
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    $\begingroup$ I had the impression that this SE was also geared towards students of economics, which would give room to well-expressed but novel questions. Am I wrong here? $\endgroup$ – Simon Shine Dec 4 '14 at 22:32
  • $\begingroup$ You might want to check this thread also meta.economics.stackexchange.com/questions/142/… $\endgroup$ – Alecos Papadopoulos Dec 4 '14 at 22:58
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    $\begingroup$ Also, if you don't consider yourself an expert, consider not up-voting answers unless they are clearly backed up by references or the person demonstrates clear (think mathematical) rigor. $\endgroup$ – jmbejara Dec 4 '14 at 23:27
  • $\begingroup$ I think the strategy is to first attract experts and then, after attracting experts, answer more lay questions. I think we are still in the attract-the-experts stage, but I am happy to be corrected by others. $\endgroup$ – CompEcon Dec 5 '14 at 3:03

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