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Hélène ReyEdit

I've added some initial discussion of the contributions of Prof. Hélène Rey here: [1]. There's a lot more that can be added, if anyone's familiar with her work and contributions.

What are the appropriate number of threads on this Wikiproject talk page?Edit

Regarding [2], what do other editors think the appropriate number of threads to leave displayed on this talk page should be? My understanding is that it is not uncommon for wikiprojects to have dozens of simultaneous projects. EllenCT (talk) 23:00, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

In my experience, 20 minimum threads seems to be rather high when configured to an age of 90 days. WikiProject Finance & WikiProject Globalization use 6 & 5 minimum threads respectively. However, they are configured to expire threads after only 30 days. I think WikiProject Economics would benefit from a minimum thread count of 5 to 10, and an expiry of 30 to 45 days. My general view is that minimum threads and thread expiry should generally have an inverse relationship: less-active projects warrant threads sticking around longer because it takes longer for them to get attention, while more-active projects may not need threads to stick around as long since they may resolve more quickly, and may instead have a desire to see more minimum threads since there will likely be more things to discuss. Ultimately it boils down to what a project is willing to handle. On talk pages with an aggressive auto-archiving configuration, editors can always include a <!-- [[User:DoNotArchiveUntil]] 12:00, 01 January 2020 (UTC) --> exception at the beginning of a talk page thread to exempt it from archiving (and remove it when the participants deem the thread ready for normal archiving). John Shandy`talk 03:28, 11 January 2015 (UTC)

To what extent does gross private domestic investment determine the rate of growth?Edit

The article on gross private domestic investment says it "is an important component of GDP because it provides an indicator of the future productive capacity of the economy." To what extent does GPDI actually determine the rate of growth?

Please answer at Talk:Economic growth#To what extent does gross private domestic investment determine the rate of growth? thanks. EllenCT (talk)

Davos question listed at Redirects for discussionEdit

An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Davos question. Please participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so.

Anti trade screed in articleEdit

I hate the drop this here and run. But someone has inserted an anti trade rant in the article on David Ricardo. I would fix it myself but I'm currently traveling and am editing on my mobile phone. Thanks to anyone who looks at this. LK (talk) 02:46, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

Featured quality source review RFCEdit

Editors in this WikiProject may be interested in the featured quality source review RFC that has been ongoing. It would change the featured article candidate process (FAC) so that source reviews would need to occur prior to any other reviews for FAC. Your comments are appreciated. --IznoRepeat (talk) 21:38, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

Louisiana purchaseEdit

All, there's a discussion underway at Talk:Louisiana Purchase about converting the purchase price into today's dollars. This could use input from those more knowledgeable than I am. It seems this has been discussed before, but I can't figure out what may or may not have ever been decided. If anything is decided this time, it might be a very good idea to leave a <!--comment--> in the article to advise people like me that stumble upon it in the future. Thanks, –Deacon Vorbis (carbon • videos) 01:05, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

List of common misconceptionsEdit

Should the List of common misconceptions be included in this WikiProject?

It has a section on economics.

Benjamin (talk) 07:56, 22 November 2018 (UTC)

Yes. The project can give it an importance ranking. Qzekrom (talk) 06:54, 22 February 2019 (UTC)

WikiJournal of Humanities published first articleEdit

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As an illustrative example, Wiki.J.Hum published its first article this month!

  • Miles, Dudley; et al. (2018). "Æthelflæd, Lady of the Mercians". WikiJournal of Humanities. 1 (1): 1. doi:10.15347/wjh/2018.001. ISSN 2639-5347.

T.Shafee(Evo&Evo)talk 09:39, 26 November 2018 (UTC)

Charts showing GDP change for various countriesEdit

One of your project's articles has been selected for improvement!Edit

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Merger proposal: Migrant worker/Foreign workerEdit

Discussion is invited about a proposal to merge 'Foreign worker' into 'Migrant worker'. Thanks - Meticulo (talk) 12:29, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

Discussion about article "Rent regulation"Edit

 You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Rent regulation, which is about an article that is within the scope of this WikiProject. Qzekrom (talk) 07:01, 22 February 2019 (UTC)

P.S. I would appreciate your input on the POV issues we have been discussing on this talk page, especially whether there is a consensus among economists (or social scientists generally) on the effects of rent controls and how to represent differing viewpoints. The most recent discussions are under § Significant viewpoints missing. Qzekrom (talk) 07:10, 22 February 2019 (UTC)

Discussion at Wikipedia:Village pump (idea lab)#Attention WikiProjectsEdit

  You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:Village pump (idea lab)#Attention WikiProjects. We are designing a bot to do auto-assessment (among other tasks) and would appreciate your feedback. Qzekrom (talk) 01:20, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

WP 1.0 Bot BetaEdit

Hello! Your WikiProject has been selected to participate in the WP 1.0 Bot rewrite beta. This means that, starting in the next few days or weeks, your assessment tables will be updated using code in the new bot, codenamed Lucky. You can read more about this change on the Wikipedia 1.0 Editorial team page. Thanks! audiodude (talk) 06:50, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

Updates to Ethereum articleEdit

Looking for some assistance making improvements to the Ethereum article. I've posted an edit request here, but so far editors have not updated the article. Are there any editors here that would be willing to take a look at my request on the Ethereum talk page?

For disclosure purposes - I work with a campaign consulting firm called Kivvit, and am reaching out on behalf of our client, Parity Technologies - so I'm keeping all my activity on talk pages rather than directly editing the article. I've also disclosed my COI on my user page and on the Ethereum talk page per Wikipedia:Paid-contribution_disclosure. Thanks! AlexLewis13 (talk) 15:52, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

AlexLewis13 can this be removed? Based on the Ethereum talk page it seems this was resolved. Bleybovich (talk) 23:51, 17 April 2019 (UTC)

The request at the Ethereum talk page has been resolved. Thanks! AlexLewis13 (talk) 15:52, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

Econ portalsEdit

I noticed that The Transhumanist created Portal:Economics, and while a lot of the portals they have created are being considered for deletion, I believe this portal is worth saving. While Portal:Business and economics is better maintained than the new econ portal, I think business and econ should have separate portals because they are different subjects with some overlap. Right now, the "cover article" is Business economics, which only covers the intersection of business and economics; this portal's scope is the union of business and economics. How should we deal with the two portals? Qzekrom 💬 theythem 03:30, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

I agree that the economics portal should be retained and that it is unhelpful to lump business and economics together. I would favour reducing the economics content in the business economics portal and making economics a ‘related portal’ there rather than a subcategory. Colin.champion (talk) 08:27, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
I agree with Colin. - CRGreathouse (t | c) 13:27, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

Related task forceEdit

I created a new task force for Wikipedia:WikiProject Numismatics focusing on American currency. The task force, Wikipedia:WikiProject Numismatics/American currency task force, is still starting up and does not have many members. If anyone is interested in helping, feel free to do so. - ZLEA T\C 17:37, 5 April 2019 (UTC)

A new newsletter directory is out!Edit

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'Supply Creates its own demand' removal suggestionEdit

There is an article Supply creates its own demand which is seemingly wholly encompassed in scope (though written differently) from what appears in section 5.1 of Say's law. I'm not sure why there should be a dedicated page for this, and moreso the title is very likely to cause confusion with the article on Say's law itself. In fact, that's how I found it, I was searching for Say's law.. At the very least it should be renamed to "Keyne's rebuttal of Say's law" or something similar — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bleybovich (talkcontribs) 00:01, 18 April 2019 (UTC)

Real bills doctrineEdit

Could someone create an article on the real bills doctrine? We had an article on this topic from 2005 until a few minutes ago, when I deleted it because someone had identified it as copyright infringement — extensive amounts of infringing content were added in 2005, and extensive amounts remained in 2019. I deleted the article, rather than wiping everything infringing, because the scale of the infringement made me suspect that the whole article would be worthless if I just cut the bad content, and I doubted that we'd want the stub that was present in the first few revisions. If you'd like any assistance with the deleted page, please notify me at my talk page, and I'll do my best to help. Nyttend (talk) 22:35, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

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