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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)

Add a link to World Basic Income's website[edit]

A new organisation has been set up, based in the UK, to campaign for a world basic income. The concept is discussed in detail on the website

Please could a link to this website be added?

World Basic Income (talk) 13:07, 7 September 2016 (UTC)


In view of the recent surge in anti-trade sentiments in the US, the article on Protectionism needs to be more closely watched. Can I suggest that people add it on their watch list. Thanks. LK (talk) 02:14, 11 September 2016 (UTC)

Done. Good call. -- econterms (talk) 19:27, 1 November 2016 (UTC)

Deflation article[edit]

I just reverted an edit at the deflation article. Although sourced, I believe the sources are cherry picked, doesn't reflect mainstream views, and are fringe. It appears to be from the Austrian/Misean 'inflation is always bad, deflation not so much' viewpoint'. Other eyes welcome, please. LK (talk) 12:29, 11 September 2016 (UTC)

Hi Lawrencekhoo, I think that was pretty rude and not constructive, to revers big commit without even addressing original article issue. Question of who is "mainstream" is personal bias and speculation, best case scenario that is original research. All facts needs to reflected and referenced carefully.

  • Deletion of backed by data and citation from academic sources and respected media is not a good approach.

Original article is purely POV. Several claims you do defend and restored are not even supported by valid sources linked and reflects POV, not a general consensus (if we can talk about one).

Author of "03:58, 9 September 2016‎" (talk) 01:50, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

Irresponsible reversal of edits on economic topics[edit]

Removal of well framed commits without particular complaints for each block, isn't a good practice.

Please respect work of other people and if you do edit, at least read what you are editing. Removal of relevant pieces from articles makes it biased.

Citation/opinion that is supplied by link to reliable source MUST be present in linked materials. Otherwise you dis-inform people about citation and subject. Opinions that are not supported by link (e.g. "majority of economists" (who counted? original research?) and/or reliable source can't be part of Wiki Article. Please review Article before and After commit, before you decide to undo whole edit. If edit is problematic but better than original Article undoing it is unreasonable. Make your modifications, clearly communicate your vision of problem with the edit. Support it by evidence, especially if you are removing facts supported by links on reliable sources and restoring speculations. (talk) 03:10, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

List of Indian cities by GDP per capita[edit]

An anonymous user, who changes IP addresses daily, has been deleting content from List of Indian cities by GDP per capita. If anyone with knowledge of the subject can review this list, that would be appreciated. NYCRuss 16:12, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

Indian banknote 'demonetisation'[edit]

This page needs some input from editors with knowledge of the subject. The page has been moved about 4 times and is now at the rather ridiculous:

The 8th November 2016 Indian delegalization of 500 and 1000 rupee notes issued till that date

The move 'discussion' is at:
'Talk:The 8th November 2016 Indian delegalization of 500 and 1000 rupee notes issued till that date#Change title. Change demonetisation to delegalization' 220 of Borg 04:47, 19 November 2016 (UTC)

ExpertIdeas subpage[edit]

An ExpertIdeas group member has expressed interest in updating their list of edit requests. As the list now numbers in the thousands, I've created a subpage, Wikipedia:WikiProject Economics/ExpertIdeas, for that purpose, and added a link to the subpage in the edit requests subsection of the project page. I think this is better than having the list on the main project page. I hope that sounds ok to everyone. Smmurphy(Talk) 15:49, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

2016 Community Wishlist Survey Proposal to Revive Popular Pages[edit]

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Primary source added to article Great Depression[edit]

Please see discussion section at Talk:Great_Depression#Primary_source_added_to_this_article_-_Joseph_Stalin. Sagecandor (talk) 01:28, 8 December 2016 (UTC)

A recent Forbes article[edit]

A recent Forbes article stated that the Indian economy surpassed that of the UK. However, Forbes used an unconventional method to arrive at this conclusion - they took the recent 20% slump in the value of the pound, and used that exchange rate for the entire 2016 GDP of the UK. Needless to say, this method of calculating GDP is completely wrong; the IMF and World Bank (etc.) take average monthly exchange rates. However, over at the Economy of the United Kingdom, Economy of France and Economy of India articles, many (uninformed) editors are taking the Forbes article as gospel. This is bad practice and I think it better we stick to official figures as provided by the IMF, where the methodology is proper. It would be nice if other editors here could help me keep an eye on those articles. Cheers. Antiochus the Great (talk) 12:20, 19 December 2016 (UTC)

Separation of investment and retail banking[edit]

There's a Cfd to delete a related category, so I threw together a skeleton article on the Separation of investment and retail banking by recycling the ledes of some related articles. I'm no expert on the area, but this is a very topical subject and an important one. We've got quite good coverage of Glass-Steagall etc in other articles, my aim was to try and push this article towards a more global overview - any Europe and Asia experts are more than welcome to contribute! Also this project might be able to contribute more on the theory of the pros and cons of separation. Le Deluge (talk) 01:47, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

Missing topics list[edit]

My list of missing topics about economics is updated - Skysmith (talk) 13:14, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

Need article[edit]

We need an article Monetary policy credibility. Right now all we seem to have is a single paragraph in Dynamic inconsistency#Stylized examples. Loraof (talk) 21:19, 12 February 2017 (UTC)

100s of economy related graphics being made available on Commons from the UNESCO Science Report[edit]

Dear all

I'm currently uploading a few 100 graphics from the UNESCO Science Report to Wikimedia Commons here, many are related to economics. Please do keep checking back to the category as I continue to upload images over the coming weeks. Here are a small selection, almost all are .svg files to allow best quality, adaptation and translation.


--John Cummings (talk) 11:43, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

One of your project's articles has been selected for improvement![edit]

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Please note that Grey market, which is within this project's scope, has been selected as one of Today's articles for improvement. The article was scheduled to appear on Wikipedia's Community portal in the "Today's articles for improvement" section for one week, beginning today. Everyone is encouraged to collaborate to improve the article. Thanks, and happy editing!
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Latin American ecoomy[edit]

Would someone mind taking a look at Latin American economy and assessing it? It's a newly created article by a member of Wikipedia:Wiki Ed/Northeastern University/Advanced Writing in the Technical Professions--ONLINE (Spring 2017). It did not go through WP:AfC, so it has not really been reviewed yet. Personally, the first part seems fine, but I do have a few concerns about the second part per WP:RECENTISM and WP:CRYSTAL. I am also wondering whether the page should be renamed to Economy of Latin America since that appears to be the preferred naming per Economy of South America, Economy of North America, Economy of Europe, Economy of Asia, etc. Thanks in advance. -- Marchjuly (talk) 21:27, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

Massive deletions of free-market think tank sources[edit]

WP:REFSPAM campaign underway that should be brought to the Econ Project's attention. The initial scope looks reasonable but seems to have broadened to a general blacklist of free-market think tanks. While not always optimal, sometimes we need to reference partisan sites to best represent and source significant opinions on a topic as described in WP:BIASED. Here is the Administrative Noticeboard discussion. Morphh (talk) 17:46, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

This campaign also resulted in the removal of Marginal Revolution and Marginal University links. See User_talk:JzG#Problematic_mass_alleged_REFSPAM_removals and User_talk:JzG#Removal_of_sources_as_not_complying_with_RS. I'm didn't find the response I got there very satisfying, but I don't know if other editors have something to add. jhawkinson (talk) 01:19, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

GDP for countries[edit]

Which numbers should be quoted in infoboxes for countries:

  • last year
  • current year estimate ? Xx236 (talk) 11:37, 27 March 2017 (UTC)