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Hélène Rey[edit]

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 discussion[edit]


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.

List of common misconceptions[edit]

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)
@Qzekrom: How can we go about that? I'm not familiar with how WikiProjects work. Benjamin (talk) 05:02, 14 July 2019 (UTC)
@Benjaminikuta: I just added a {{WPECON}} template to the talk page. All you would have to do is add an importance rating. Most WikiProjects rate it low or mid importance. Qzekrom (she/they • talk) 19:18, 14 July 2019 (UTC)
@Benjaminikuta: I have to reply to this for practice on reviewing an article and posting on a talk pageDshan19 (talk) 06:44, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
@Dshan19: Eh? Do you have any input? Benjamin (talk) 07:55, 21 January 2020 (UTC)

Updates to Ethereum article[edit]

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)

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'Supply Creates its own demand' removal suggestion[edit]

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 doctrine[edit]

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)

Changes in the entry Economies of scale[edit]

I am a Wikipedia user and I have some experience working on the Italian platform of Wikipedia. I am a Master’s student at Pisa University and, under the supervision of my professor of Economics, I would like to contribute to entries in economic issues in the English edition. I have already made some changes in the entry Economies of scale, that will appear on my Sandbox in the next few days. How may I proceed? Do you suggest that I modify these directly or do you think I should verify the accuracy on my Sandbox in advance? May someone advise me on this matter? Thanks in advance for your help. Best wishes, Mc cogg (talk) 10:25, 28 May 2019 (UTC)

Be bold. Go ahead and make the changes yourself. If you wait for permission, you may be waiting a long time. Just be ready for others to edit your work in a similarly bold fashion without asking for permission. MarginalCost (talk) 12:49, 28 May 2019 (UTC)


[3] I'd like to add a bit about how regulations that make it harder to fire make firms more reluctant to hire. What are the relevant articles, and how should I go about this? I'd appreciate any advice or direction. Benjamin (talk) 05:04, 14 July 2019 (UTC)

Economics question at the Mathematics Reference Desk[edit]

I asked an economics question at Wikipedia:Reference desk/Mathematics#Math question at WP:CANCER. Would anyone like to jump in and destroy the many bad assumptions I almost certainly made? It will be fun! --Guy Macon (talk) 00:05, 18 August 2019 (UTC)

Neutrality and original research issues in articles related to Medicaid estate recovery[edit]

Recently, I noted that some of the content about Medicaid estate recovery that was added to the following articles introduced neutrality and original research issues into these articles:

I brought this to the neutral point of view noticeboard at WP:NPOVN § Medicaid estate recovery and User:NormSpier, and the editor who added the content (NormSpier) agreed to have it examined for policy compliance.

If you are interested in the topic of Medicaid estate recovery, or in United States healthcare laws in general, please help us review the newly added content at the noticeboard discussion or on the talk pages of these articles. Thanks. — Newslinger talk 13:50, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

Request for comment on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act article[edit]

There is a request for comment on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act article. If you are interested, please participate at Talk:Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act § RfC: Recent additions. — Newslinger talk 06:02, 8 September 2019 (UTC)

Sourcing problems[edit]

Looks like we may have some bad sourcing based on this: (koavf)TCM 04:42, 24 October 2019 (UTC)

Request for information on WP1.0 web tool[edit]

Hello and greetings from the maintainers of the WP 1.0 Bot! As you may or may not know, we are currently involved in an overhaul of the bot, in order to make it more modern and maintainable. As part of this process, we will be rewriting the web tool that is part of the project. You might have noticed this tool if you click through the links on the project assessment summary tables.

We'd like to collect information on how the current tool is used! How do you yourself and the other maintainers of your project use the web tool? Which of its features do you need? How frequently do you use these features? And what features is the tool missing that would be useful to you? We have collected all of these questions at this Google form where you can leave your response. Walkerma (talk) 04:24, 27 October 2019 (UTC)

Historical estimates of GWP at market exhange rates?[edit]

I've been reading the Wikipedia article on Gross World Product, which includes a table showing Bradford DeLong's work on estimating its historical values. However, DeLong, as Maddison has done before (and as he references in his work) uses purchasing power parity (PPP) to exchange the nominal currencies to 1990 Gheary-Khamis US dollars, the currency in which he gives his final ciphers. This could be expanded by including estimates calculated at market exchange rates, going as far back as 1880 (when the gold standard began to be used), and that's what I'm trying to do. The problem is that nobody seems to have done those calculations? Do you know of any source for that? Or a way to calculate them myself? Miguerum (talk) 16:59, 22 November 2019 (UTC)

A merge discussion[edit]

There is a discussion at Talk:Supply chain finance#Merge "Reverse Factoring" and "Global supply chain finance" which was opened on 2 November 2019 and which has so far attracted no participants other than the nominator (not me), and to which members of this WikiProject may be able to contribute. Narky Blert (talk) 10:58, 1 December 2019 (UTC)

Proposal for Workforce in country XX[edit]

I'm quite involved with the WikiProject Organized Labour. I've recently been involved with two articles covering workforce issues of India and Nepal. The articles are somewhat poorly named as Labour in Nepal and Labour in India. It's a little confusing because these could imply a political party, childbirth, and work. At the same time the issue itself is very significant - that is, the labour force and labour market within national economies - that the issue deserves stand alone articles for every country. It is generally seen as a subset of economic issues, but overlaps with demographics, law, history and politics. I've done some precursory searches through the archives, but not had any luck finding conversations on this issue before. If editors thought this was a good idea would seem the following:
1. An Ngram search comparing:

labour force,labour market,workforce
labor force,labor market,workforce

shows workforce as the overwhelmingly common usage (although interestingly a recent change). Although labour force and workforce are synonymous, labour market is not. I would generally argue that workforce in XX would be better as a general title since workforce is universal, whereas one could be part of the workforce but not be in the labour market (eg a person not looking for work), so labour markets could be covered within these articles. Also Labor force in the United States exists, but with Workforce could avoid US/UK english spelling issues.
2. An infobox could be created for each article using {{infobox economy}} as a base and including key labour market statistics defined by OECD and ILO.
3. Relevant to a number of other projects (Countries, Organized Labour, Statistics) - I've left a note on those projects of the comment here.
Thoughts?--Goldsztajn (talk) 14:38, 5 December 2019 (UTC)

Subject matter expert at Risk aversion[edit]

Hi - I wonder whether someone would be able to take a quick look at this series of edits and see whether the content and sourcing is sound. I have no strong grounds to assume anything other than good faith, but it's a new user who is referencing their own book - could be perfectly valid, but thought it would be worth checking and I don't know enough about the subject to be sure. Cheers GirthSummit (blether) 13:34, 8 December 2019 (UTC)

Petition to improve the Women Economists Page[edit]


I was redirected to the Women Economists (a list of women who are economists) page via the Women In Economics (research on the presence of women in the field of economics) page, which claimed there were "hundreds more" women listed on the WE page. However, when I visited, there were 7 entries, a couple of which were not individual women.

A quick google search of "women economists" returns a article detailing 16 "powerhouse" female economists. This tells me that we can do at least 9 women significantly more justice by including them on the WE page. I would love to see them, and many more women included on that page, if someone would be willing to do the work.

Thank you for your time, and I wish you a great day! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:13, 30 January 2020 (UTC)