We have been a beta site for 2031 days, just over 5.5 years at this point. Taking a look at our recent statistics:
The criteria regarding questions per day has been fairly healthy, even with some seasonality. Traffic is good and some of the more technical questions are what contributes to the % of questions answered and answer ratio. Many of these criterion are flexible as I understand it, in that we do not need to hit every benchmark in order to become a full site.
Our community has a relatively focused core of knowledgeable users who can consistently run a modestly sized stack with meaningful contributions to knowledge on economics. Other economics forum sites don't accomplish the same sort of discourse and activity that we do (e.g. Econ Job rumors, EconSpark, etc.). I think as is, we would be able to sustain ourselves healthily if we were to be promoted to a full site now, but I also think becoming a proper full site would be a boon to us in terms of our credibility and activity in the Stack community as a whole.
Therefore, I am tagging this question as status-review to petition the staff to consider us for the removal of the beta label. This is also a call to arms for those who would like to see us become a full site to post an answer with your own thoughts for why we should become a full site, or to just vocalize your support. And of course, even though we are not always a high voting site (:P) please give an upvote if you approve of this proposal.