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The "elasticity of substitution" tag is misspelled

The tag for "elasticity of substitution" is currently spelled "elasticity-of-substituion". It would be great if a moderator could please rename that tag to insert the missing "...
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New tag merge thread

Starting a new thread akin to Should we start dealing with duplicate tags. Post merge proposals under here. Unless convincing counterarguments or negative votes follow within a week, mods may consider ...
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Proposal to make the site more useful for experts (PhDs, academics, professionals)

Problem Description There aren't enough experts and expert-level questions on the site. A long-standing criticism of this site is that there are too many non-expert level questions. This makes the ...
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Two tags for the United States

At the moment, Economics SE has tags usa and united-states. I propose that they be merged.
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Current tag synonym candidates

I suggest adopting the following system for handling tags that could be made synonyms. The system has worked very well on Cross Validated: see here. Please post your tag synonym suggestions as new ...
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Tag for perfect substitutes

It is really correct that there is no tag for perfect substitues? There is one for complements. Can someone perhaps create it?
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Tag for Trolling

Edit: I am not reopening the question, but note that currently there is a question written in the distinct style of the resident troll and it has so far attracted 4 answers, 3 from our top users. End ...
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Two tags for dynamic programming? Should they be merged?

At the moment, we have tags dynamic-programming and dynamic-optimization. Should they be merged?
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Tag for differential equations

At the moment, we have tags ode and difference-equations. Unfortunately, tag ode does not have the synonym differential-equations, which makes it harder to find. I propose that the tag differential-...
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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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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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Proposals to merge macroeconomics tags

Does anyone have any problem with a merge-tags tag here so we can have things like macro and macroeconomics and ...
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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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Should we have a tag for Family Economics?

In this question, the OP points out that we have no tag for Family Economics, which can reasonably be claimed to be a sub-field of economics (see here). My only doubt about having such a tag is ...
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You want Academia? Then look like Academia, to begin with

An answer by @Ubiquitous reminded me of a past discussion 3 years ago about using the JEL classification system for tagging in economics.se I am bringing the issue up once more, and I make the ...
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preferences tag vs. utility tag

The two tags utility and preferences look similar. Usually (although not always), preferences are represented by a utility function. Do you think they should be merged?
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Rename "growth" tag?

The tag growth is very popular, but I feel it is not precise enough. Should we rename it "economic-growth", as that is what it currently stands for? (tag excerpt reads "An increase over time in the ...
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Merge tag request

There is the quantitative-easing tag and the quantative-easing tag. The latter is clearly a typo. Can these be merged please? That would avoid me spamming the main page with tag edits :)
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Difference between econometrics tags?

Whats the difference between the usage of the tags econometrics and applied-econometrics? Im seeing alot of overlap in the use of the two tags and am wondering if there is a functional difference ...
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Appropriate use of education tag

Our site has a tag education: https://economics.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/education and another for education-economics: https://economics.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/education-...
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Is it ok to create tags for specific markets?

I'm very interested in marriage and dating, and how people match. Can I create a marriage-market tag? Or if someone is really interested in oil prices, is it good to create a oil-market tag? But ...
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Should we start dealing with duplicate tags

Alright, now that this site's existence appears to be secured, we could spend some time "cleaning it up". How about we gather some duplicate tags in the answer and decide on whether they are really ...
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Rename "bounded rationality" tag?

We have a tag for questions on bounded rationality here, which goes by boundedrationality. Might we want to change this to ...
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Is there a tag to indicate the required quality of answers?

I am mostly familiar with Worldbuilding.SE. There, we have a tag, hard-science, which is used by the askers that s/he expects answers to provide a certain amount of references and proofs to the claims ...
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Delete Unnecesary Tags?

As well as merging a few tags It would probably be a good idea to delete a few unnecessary tags as well. Post any tags you feel can be deleted. For example, I think that the tags ...
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Non-specific tags

Most tags are standard categories and either subfields of Economics or specific concepts. Less specific tags are not useful if, once invented, people misuse them. One example is soft-question. I don'...
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Mathematical Economics/Tag Abuse

Does anyone else feel like that Mathematical Economics tag gets abused (https://economics.stackexchange.com/questions/5531/production-theory, Derive a cost production function give prod f, only K, How ...
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Meta filter: Layman/Academic/Real World

I've stopped being here as frequently as before, or say, invest as much time as I used to in the start, also as I feel that slowly the ball started rolling. However, now, as a not-fulltime-consumer, ...
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JEL vs tags: ontology of behavioural economics

I had a look at where behavioural economics fits into the JEL classification, for this question: Creating a list to measure the site's coverage of subfields I see that experimental design fits ...
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How should we tag questions about Business Economics?

I'm writing a question about business start-up from an economical approach. Is a practical and answerable question i think. How should be tagged? EDIT: It would be preferable to wait for public ...
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The usefulness of very broad tags - macroeconomics and microeconomics

we've already got macroeconomics and microeconomics . The risk is that these are so broad, that they are no longer useful ways of locating questions. Should we keep these very very broad tags, even ...
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How should we guide the growth of the "tag universe"?

I understand there was a question before about merging tags, but what about the overall evolution of the universe of tags? There have been several questions in meta regarding how we handle "homework" ...