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Getting out of Beta - Again

Every now and then we have a discussion about getting out of beta. So I thought it might be time to have one again. My understanding is that all the Area 51 criteria no longer matter and the only ...
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Which textbook proves that Pr(Touch)≈2×Pr( Probability of In The Money)?

What "details or clarity" can re-open Which textbook proves that $Pr(Touch) \approx 2 \times Pr($Probability of In The Money)? please?
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Do we need all 3 tags : Finance, Financial Economics, Financial Markets?

How do these 3 tags differ? Can't we merge (some of) them? https://economics.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/finance v. https://economics.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/financial-economics v. ...
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Why wouldn't Japonification happen to US, except the US's higher birth and immigration rates?

How can I rescue or improve Why wouldn't Japonification happen to US, except the US's higher birth and immigration rates??
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Alexandru posted 2 duplicate questions

I don't know how to edit them because they each have answers. I think How is monetary policy sustainable, or even fair, in the current economy? should be shortened? Alexandru's question at How is ...
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Where should I ask a given question, how and why is it vague what I am asking in said question?

What is the academic( research, teaching, learning) use of advanced mathematics in Economics? Where should I ask the question cited above, how and why is it vague and unclear what I am asking?
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Creation of a Econ-Overflow Tag?

I've been thinking of creating a Tag exclusively for research based questions as a tool to signal expert questions with the creation of a econ-overflow tag. A tag ...
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If banks don't repay their repos to Fed, then how will Fed react?

5 users closed If banks don't repay their repos to Fed, then how will Fed react?. "This question needs details or clarity." What "details or clarity" do they mean? Anyways I edited it. But this ...
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Why did S&P 500 recover ≥ 50% before it nose-dived in 1929, 1987, 2008?

Why did S&P 500 recover $\ge 50\%$ before it nose-dived in 1929, 1987, 2008? This question needs details or clarity. Fizz commented and corrected me, so Fizz understood my question? What "...
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Is the Federal Reserve buying too many Mortgage Backed Securities?

How can I edit Is the Federal Reserve buying too many Mortgage Backed Securities? to make in on topic? I just mean if Federal Reserve bought so many MBS that if the mortgages default, financial ...
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Potential Community Wiki on Modern Banking

An idea that has been floating around in my head for a while, and is particularly salient now. Would it be appropriate to make a community wiki containing a "FAQ" on money and banking, with ...
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What's wrong with this rent control alternatives question and answers? Why the turnaround from mostly upvoted to mostly downvoted?

I'm wondering about the downvotes to this question and all its answers: If rent control "doesn't work" and supply induces demand, how can cities improve affordability? The question ...
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Serial downvoting

In the past few weeks I frequently encounter questions that are being downvoted without a close vote. This is a valid course of action in some cases, but not in the cases I have encountered. When the ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Should we further qualify which software questions are on topic?

We have specified in our welcome message that software questions related to economics and econometrics software are on topic, and it's been a topic discussed before. This question, however, left me ...
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Answered questions but unaccepted

Went to Area 51 and saw that the only thing that "Needs Work" on Economics StackExchange is the portion of questions answered. As of now, there are 2,136 questions that are "unanswered." Of these, ...
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Are layman level questions about the availability or price of a concrete food on topic?

I am a moderator on Cooking. Every now and then, we get questions which we close because they are not about cooking, but about buying food. They generally fall into two categories: Why does food X ...
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Policy on promoting personal projects

I just wanted to make a post regarding this posts that include personal projects and articles and would like some sort of consensus from the community (if there isn't one already). As a general rule I ...
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I see we're getting trolled about economists being "always wrong"

Based on this answer I have the impression this is the same "fascism" troll that occasionally posts antisemitic remarks as well. I dubbed them the "fascism" troll because one of their recurring ...
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Misbehaviour by moderators

I have a question about my Economics Stack Exchange post: problem of the origin of profit Excuse me, I have asked a question in economics and mathematics section. Some of the moderators there (not ...
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How to change economics

Some of you will have seen my posts. I am looking for advice. I am not posting it on the main site as this is about the process of economics as a science rather than the contents. For about a ...
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Who are PhDs and PhD candidates on this site?

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 ...
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Interdisciplinary Questions Law and Economics

https://law.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/865/legal-theory-and-deference-of-a-corporate-law-question-de-lege-ferenda-to-https/866#866 Should I ask https://law.stackexchange.com/questions/43507/...
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I can't post because it says: "This post does not meet our quality standards." Where are the quality standards explained?

I want to ask: "Is there a version or analogue of Gibbard's theorem for voters with cardinal utility functions?" but I can't. What should I do? Where can I read the quality standards? Why isn't ...
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is my question really unclear?

How do people check or trust money system, that central bank or something else is not cheating? put on hold as unclear what you're asking by Fizz, Bayesian, Adam Bailey, Maarten Punt, VicAche Jun ...
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Who left the site on May 25?

I recently noticed a -255 on my reputations on May 25 due the removal of a user. Apparently, the same reputation drop also happened to many other users who have ...
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Tags: price vs pricing vs price-theory

I noticed on a recent question that we have at least three price-related tags price, pricing and price-theory. None have any usage information attached right now. Is more than one price tag necessary ...
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Terminology vs definition tag

I noticed that there are two tags here that potentially apply to a question that solicits definition(s) and/or clarification of terminology. terminology - For questions about clarifications of ...
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When will we exit beta? What should we look like once we've left?

We have 9.5 questions a day, and have been around for 4 and a half years. We should leave beta soon. Also, any ideas for when we do leave? Site logo etc.
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'Famous question' list

This is not really a question, it is more like the updates on site statistics the mods post sometimes. In case you find it irrelevant, feel free to downvote and or vote for closure. There is badge ...
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Basic income tag synonyms

A user mentioned that there is no tag for universal basic income. Technically this is not true, as there is the basic-income tag, but it seems to me that mapping the universal-basic-income tag would ...
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Multi-Massive Research -- any interest in this?

Will provide missing details soon.
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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Econ.SE Site Graduation -- 2019 Potential New Year's Resolutions for Our Community

The New Year quickly approaches, and the site is fairly mellow these holiday seasons. It gives one some time for reflection. (This is a long post, and if you want the nitty-gritty you can read just ...
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Are economics related code requests on-topic?

Specifically I was wondering about this question. It is definitely economics related, but once one writes down some equations it seems more like a computer science problem.
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How come specific questions get much more exposure than others?

I notices that most questions on the economics site get very few views, One large anomaly, is this question: Car prices haven't changed in 20 years, no inflation? I can only assume that this ...
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Would this question be off-topic?

I would like to ask about statistics on how many imported good and services have tariffs in US. I dont know why but I have the feeling this might be offtopic somehow. Would this question be off-topic?
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1403 days in the beta

An update from our previous check up on the health of the site. The important stuff, like % answered and answer ratio are still about the same. Questions per day is up, but perhaps that is due to ...
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Do we need a liberalism tag

I just saw we have a liberalism tag. https://economics.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/liberalism Do we really need this? It does not seem to be on-topic for the site. If we agree that we don't ...
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"EconSpark": The AEA's new forum

Just wanted to draw people's attention on "EconSpark", the AEA's new: https://www.aeaweb.org/economics-discussion-forum. Although there might be some overlap, I believe EconSpark and EconSE are ...
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Econ stack exchange versus math stack exchange

I know this not a perfect question. But I think that math stack exchange works better than Econ stack exchange because more people on math stack exchange are helpful, gentle and wise and give more ...
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Homework questions with effort by someone other than the poster

This is a continuation of Homework questions with scans of notes/exam papers. Was I correct to approve the following edit, in which a user (not the OP) converts the scanned images into Mathjax? ...
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Update to Homework Policy 2018

As a follow up to the post made by my fellow moderator ubiquitous Homework questions with scans of notes/exam papers An additional stanza will be added to our site's homework policy. however some ...
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Homework questions with scans of notes/exam papers

We have a user who is asking lots of questions like Cournot competition question or Consumer theory with lump sum fee I don't like them (the questions)!They are homework questions that nominally ...
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Why are discussion questions not encouraged if Economics is a social science?

While often called the dismal science, economics is a social science at the end of the day. Social sciences don't have absolute truths and thus require debate and discussion. I thus feel that by not ...
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User with multiple accounts

What's the community's take on users with multiple accounts? The case I have in mind concerns a user (ID1/ID2/ID3) who frequently asks homework-type questions (some with shown effort, others without)...
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Is this correct

Over the post few weeks there have been several "Is this correct?" questions. It seems like this is a weird fit for SE, but on the general meta (based on Stackoverflow context) they seem to encourage ...
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OP answering his/her own question right after posting it

I'm referring to what are the essential aspects of the Keynes revolution in economic theory are? The question is asked on 2018-04-30 14:58:50 and the OP supplied an answer to it less than three ...
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6 Visitors to Econ.SE daily?

A strange statistic on the site activity is being posted. Why is this the case? On the main site:
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Economics.SE: A call for papers

In an attempt to put together something to represent the site I'd like to propose putting together a collection of working papers and articles written by regular contributors of the site. I'd like ...

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