just wondering who are Econ Phds or Econ PhD students on the site. Obviously knowing anyone can claim anything. I just want to know if anyone here is an Econ PhD or Econ PhD student can you post below if you are and what your research interests are.
The reason I ask is really to understand if there is any real interest in me starting an Economics Overflow site. The requirement obviously would be to have some users with a little bit of "Above average" academic economics knowledge and interest.
I feel a little pessimistic about the viability of an econ overflow site. We initially tried to moderate this site to be focused on professional-level economics, but without much success. An overflow site would also be competing with the likes of EconSpark, which has the backing of the AEA but nevertheless seems to be failing.
Do I still count as PhD student if I had to put my graduate program on hold due to medical reasons? I have MSc. In international economics and second MSc. in Policy economics though. My research interests are macroeconomics, financial stability and hysteresis.