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It's Identity-Crisis time

Three years ago, September 18 2013 I posted a question in Area 51 exploring whether a 2nd attempt to launch an economics.se seemed to have a chance to succeed. It wasn't a site proposal proper, just ...
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What level are we aiming for, now we are in public beta?

I agree with the approach of @Ubiquitous' answer (if I have understand it correctly): our policy should be determined in terms of the content that will be generated and will remain on the site. ...
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What level are we aiming for, now we are in public beta?

I am still forming an opinion on this, but right now I see a lot of very basic homework questions that even a mediocre undergraduate should have no problem handling. Honestly, I don't think this is ...
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Are mathematical game-theoretic questions considered on-topic at EC.SE?

Yes. I think this is a good place to ask these sort of questions. Math Overflow might be good for the more technical details of a model but I think that in terms of model development, those sorts of ...
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Does the site want questions on "everyday economics" about consumer markets?

My approach: questions about pricing, relative prices and the like are on topic here but it is my impression that they will rarely get an answer that matches the very narrow and specific level that ...
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Changing sub-title for our SE

The sub-title that I proposed has received 15 upvotes (and no downvotes) in the original thread. Don't these count towards a decision? Why a "new consensus" is needed? Because it has been 10 months ...
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Is there a place for heterodoxy during the private beta?

Frankly, I think the best argument against heterodoxy in the private beta stage is that questions of that nature will--in all likelihood--simply go unanswered, left to rot during a period when high ...
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Are mathematical game-theoretic questions considered on-topic at EC.SE?

I think up until now there haven't been a whole lot of math-heavy questions on EC.SE. There haven't been a whole lot of statistics/econometrics-heavy questions either. I'm hoping this will change. The ...
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Should we require software questions to be applied to economic problems?

How about: Software questions: Questions on how to use software to address economics and econometrics problems are on-topic here. Remarks: Nowadays all sorts of software are used in economics so ...
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What level are we aiming for, now we are in public beta?

Ha, politicians typically delay the big questions until it's to late - but you start right away with the big question. Regarding the level of questions, let me suggest this relative metric, somewhat ...
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Policy on posting surveys to the site?

I would say no. If allowed, survey questions would probably outnumber other types of questions.
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Does the site want questions on "everyday economics" about consumer markets?

Of the one's we've received so far, they're pretty much all terrible questions. In almost all cases, there's only one rudimentary economics concept involved - the crossing of supply and demand curves....
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How can we broaden the site's coverage of the various subfields of economics?

I'd say let it come naturally. For whatever there is demand, people will ask questions - don't regulate this market. The one thing to speed up the process is to invite colleagues from all areas, but ...
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Is there a place for heterodoxy during the private beta?

Questions concerning heterodox schools of thought should be perfectly acceptable. If we are to assume that economics is an objective discipline with methodologies driven towards positive instead of ...
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Is there a place for heterodoxy during the private beta?

I think all schools should be welcomed, but that does not mean that one can be non scientific, e.g., why wouldn't neoclassical economics accept the such and such theory? That is not an expert question,...
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Are questions about phenomena? Or are references to convention?

mathoverflow, tex, and other sites like them are what I'll call here "deterministic systems": for a given input, a given set of assumptions, you'll always get a given output. e.g. for a given set of ...
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Is there a place for heterodoxy during the private beta?

I think we must distinguish between hetrodoxy and crankery. We should be open to all points of view that actually try to understand economic phenomena. We should be strict against conspiracy theories ...
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Creating a list to measure the site's coverage of subfields

JEL: B – History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches Tags: history What was economics like as a field before Adam Smith, the father of *modern* economics?
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Does the site want questions on "everyday economics" about consumer markets?

Somewhat following up on @Alecos's answer : I'll leave it to others to decide whether these kind of questions are on topic, but if they are, I think we should adopt a policy similar to the one we ...
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Does the site want questions on "everyday economics" about consumer markets?

I don't think these are on-topic here. We most likely don't have the knowledge of the particular product to say more than general economics insights. Moreover, these aren't really "deep" questions, ...
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Can I ask about metodology employed by organizations that make reports of economic interest?

I believe this is on topic because it is a clear question regarding a query of economic related data. See the related help page for this site: Queries for Data: Queries for Data sets and data in ...
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Policy on posting surveys to the site?

As denesp said, in general no. But if you did want to enquire further, then send an email to team@stackexchange.com and ask the staff.
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Where should I ask a given question, how and why is it vague what I am asking in said question?

Here's one reason why the [original, unedited] question is vague. One of the most useful mathematical topics for economics is multivariable calculus, eg when finding the optimum of a function ...
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Interdisciplinary Questions Law and Economics

Hard to say, I find that the question is long and kind of rambling. If you can make it clearer and succinct, link to the necessary legal phrases and explain on what you mean by "should", e.g. what is ...
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Are Questions on Supply Chain Management on topic?

The first question is "business economics", in that it is Inventory management at its most applied version. It is something that needs a specialized consultant, so I would say it is essentially off-...
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Changing sub-title for our SE

Based on Alecos's answer I propose the new blurb "Primarily for professionals and academics, but everyone is welcome - in principle."
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Changing sub-title for our SE

Vote on whether you agree or disagree with the following: I prefer not changing the blurb to any of the other options and would prefer to keep it the same. You are free to wait to vote on this one ...
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Changing sub-title for our SE

The blurb Alecos suggested: "For those who study, teach, research, and apply economics and econometrics." is one possible change we can make to it. I considered replacing "those" with "students and ...
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Creating a list to measure the site's coverage of subfields

JEL: E – Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics Tags: macroeconomics Examples: (click on one of the tags above for more) What are main methods for econometrics of Macroeconomics? Unemployment and the ...
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Creating a list to measure the site's coverage of subfields

JEL: J – Labor and Demographic Economics Tags: labor-economics Examples: (click on one of the tags above for more) Unemployment and the Minimum Wage---what are the main counter-arguments to Card and ...
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