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Should we require software questions to be applied to economic problems?

Our current help center states that: Software questions: Questions related to software used in economics and econometrics, are on-topic here. I wonder if it should be changed to: Software questions:...
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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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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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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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Are Questions on Supply Chain Management on topic?

I noticed there are some questions that are more specifically in the category of supply chain management floating around the site. Namely: How to proceed with safety stock calculation when demand is ...
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Changing sub-title for our SE

Some of you might remember Alecos asking some of the moderator candidates about changing the subtitle for our SE, per this thread from a year ago. I'm down to try and gain a new consensus on the old ...
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Can I ask about metodology employed by organizations that make reports of economic interest?

I'm planning to ask a question about the accounting methodology employed by the IMF on their GFS, the GFSM. Is this within the scope? The would-be question: How can I identify whenever a GFS ...
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Policy on posting surveys to the site?

Im looking to collect data for a research project. can I post a survey to the main site or meta?
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It's Identity-Crisis time

Inspired by this innocent question, I bring to the notice of the community the following issue: The official "subtitle" of the economics.se site is "For professional and academic economists and ...
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Does the site want questions on "everyday economics" about consumer markets?

I moderate Cooking.Stackexchange. Every now and then, we get questions about the price or availability of certain food items. For example: Why is canned tuna cheaper than frozen or fresh tuna? Why ...
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Creating a list to measure the site's coverage of subfields

I'd like to start a list that could serve to measure the site's coverage of subfields of economics. This question is a partial response to the concerns expressed in the question, "How can we broaden ...
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How can we broaden the site's coverage of the various subfields of economics?

Prompted by this recent question, "Are questions about social choice and voting on-topic here?", I am starting to worry that we might be losing potential newcomers because the site does not currently ...
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Are mathematical game-theoretic questions considered on-topic at EC.SE?

I've been working recently on a game-theoretic related research and quite a few questions which are not trivial to a non-expert game theorist came up. I've tried a few different SE sites: math.se: ...
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How welcome are lay questions?

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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What level are we aiming for, now we are in public beta?

Congratulations to us all - we're in the public phase of the beta, now. So now we're here, what sort of level of question and answer do we want? This is our chance to shape the site over the next ...
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Are questions about phenomena? Or are references to convention?

Unless otherwise stated, a question and answer pair is presumed to be ontological. It is "about" phenomena; it is not about the opinion regarding a phenomena independent of the arguable truth or ...
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Is there a place for heterodoxy during the private beta? [closed]

We've already had a couple of questions that are into that grey area where heterodoxy and crankery flow seamlessly into each other. And while a developed public beta, or better a fully graduated site,...
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