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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)

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

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Use of GDP per capita as an inflation adjustment[edit]

There was a discussion at Template_talk:Inflation#Nominal_vs._real_GDP which prompted a deletion discussion at Wikipedia:Templates_for_discussion/Log/2018_January_25#Inflation-related_templates_that_were_initially_created_by_mistake. Is anyone with an economics background available to weigh in at the TfD?--Father Goose (talk) 07:58, 26 January 2018 (UTC)

Draft:Free enterprise[edit]

A draft has been initiated for the topic of "Free enterprise", which is currently a redirect with no article of its own. Please help improve this draft so that it can be moved to mainspace. Cheers! bd2412 T 17:39, 9 February 2018 (UTC)


See discussion here: Template_talk:WikiProject_Economics#Banner_content_aligned_to_fill_only_left_half_of_box

Jonpatterns (talk) 15:07, 12 February 2018 (UTC)


Is there a category for these hiding anywhere? I am working on a piece about the one -possibly- being built by cryptocurrency moguls in the Caribbean, with enough references to elaborate and prove notability... Yet, I am having a hard time categorizing it. Most of the CC categories are limited to the individual currencies, applications of cryptography or people involved with them. El Alternativo (talk) 10:45, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

@El Alternativo: You can search for categories here: Special:Categories. More information about categoies and creating them here: Wikipedia:Categorization. Jonpatterns (talk) 20:13, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

Draft:Uzawa's Theorem[edit]

Will someone review this draft, please? Is it technically sound, and should it be accepted? Robert McClenon (talk) 04:40, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

It's fine and notable. I am generally not in favor of having proofs in math or economics pages except when the proof itself is particularly important. I'll try to take a look at the page tomorrow for copyvio and exposition, but if I forget, and if copyvio checks are passed, feel free to accept it. Smmurphy(Talk) 06:32, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
Following up for anyone else who looks at this, it looks like it was accepted (by Robert McClenon). Smmurphy(Talk) 19:31, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

Single purpose account - needs review[edit]

We have a new WP:SPA roaming the monetary-policy related articles, apparently to promote current initiatives of the fringe group Positive Money in Europe.

Please see [3]. Also AfD discussions at Positive Money and A Program for Monetary Reform. Thanks. SPECIFICO talk 15:45, 25 February 2018 (UTC)

Irish GDP (and GNP) replaced by GNI*[edit]

Hi, the Central Bank of Ireland has (finally) admitted Irish GDP (and GNP) are too distorted by multinational fund flows (like Apple), to be useful as economic statistics. They have now published GNI* (or Modified GNI) as their recommended metric. I wrote a wiki on Modified gross national income. I think Ireland's GDP per capita (and GNP per capita) figures should be replaced with GNI* per capita on the relevant pages, and on the datafeeds used for the Economy of Ireland / Republic of Ireland (and related) pages. Is this a fair conclusion. thanks Britishfinance (talk) 20:28, 14 April 2018 (UTC)

Editor spamming links to trade-related pages[edit]

This editor[4] is inserting the link to an unknown website of dubious reliability into a large number of trade-related pages. I've reverted two such instances, but I'm prohibited from doing the same revert on more pages. Snooganssnoogans (talk) 18:03, 17 May 2018 (UTC)

WikiProject collaboration notice from the Portals WikiProject[edit]

The reason I am contacting you is because there are one or more portals that fall under this subject, and the Portals WikiProject is currently undertaking a major drive to automate portals that may affect them.

Portals are being redesigned.

The new design features are being applied to existing portals.

At present, we are gearing up for a maintenance pass of portals in which the introduction section will be upgraded to no longer need a subpage. In place of static copied and pasted excerpts will be self-updating excerpts displayed through selective transclusion, using the template {{Transclude lead excerpt}}.

The discussion about this can be found here.

Maintainers of specific portals are encouraged to sign up as project members here, noting the portals they maintain, so that those portals are skipped by the maintenance pass. Currently, we are interested in upgrading neglected and abandoned portals. There will be opportunity for maintained portals to opt-in later, or the portal maintainers can handle upgrading (the portals they maintain) personally at any time.


On April 8th, 2018, an RfC ("Request for comment") proposal was made to eliminate all portals and the portal namespace. On April 17th, the Portals WikiProject was rebooted to handle the revitalization of the portal system. On May 12th, the RfC was closed with the result to keep portals, by a margin of about 2 to 1 in favor of keeping portals.

There's an article in the current edition of the Signpost interviewing project members about the RfC and the Portals WikiProject.

Since the reboot, the Portals WikiProject has been busy building tools and components to upgrade portals.

So far, 84 editors have joined.

If you would like to keep abreast of what is happening with portals, see the newsletter archive.

If you have any questions about what is happening with portals or the Portals WikiProject, please post them on the WikiProject's talk page.

Thank you.    — The Transhumanist   10:55, 31 May 2018 (UTC)

Various Economics drafts[edit]

Over on WP:WPM we been working on identifying draft which come under our project and reviewing them at Wikipedia:WikiProject Mathematics/List of math draft pages. Part of this process involved finding draft which had mathematical of chemical equations in them. Quite a few of them come under your project and we have listed them at Wikipedia:List of draft pages on science and engineering. You may wish to examine these and see if any should be promoted to main space. --Salix alba (talk): 07:48, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

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.

Help needed at Equity premium puzzle[edit]

Hi, I could do with someone who understands economics and suchlike (as I do not) to help out at Talk:Equity premium puzzle. There is a bit of a dispute between editors about the article. There have been discussions about COI and "ownership" of the article by one editor. ExpertIdeasBot left a message from an expert saying the article is lacking "many important contributions to this literature". I am unable to mediate this as I don't know thing one about the subject matter. Thanks. Fish+Karate 09:06, 26 July 2018 (UTC)

New Public Management[edit]

The article should have been under the WP:ECON umbrella from the start. Sadly it's been orphaned at WP:POLITICS for way too long, and is in dire need of review and clean up. I find the whole article to be sub-par. I beg someone with more knowledge than me on the subject, give the whole article an overhaul.(Rettetasten (talk) 22:54, 26 July 2018 (UTC))

For this image, feedback or critique from an economist, journalist or researcher specialized in offshore tax avoidance would be appreciated[edit]

Please open the the original SVG file on a desktop browser other than Internet Explorer to interact with and explore the statistical analysis within the image) in which I have included data, mainly extracted from this PDF (mostly starting from page 159).

To improve the usability and quality of this interactive image, I would like to get some feedback or critique from an economist, journalist or researcher specialized in tax avoidance or international structures of companies. In particular, I would like to hear what other data categories I should include into the image for particular interest.

Kind regards, Vincent Mia Edie Verheyen (talk) 15:15, 28 July 2018 (UTC)

My primary comment is not as a specialist, but as an ordinary user: wow, that's really cool! I had no ideas SVG's could do that!
If you are planning on using this to illustrate tax structuring, the next logical step in my mind would be having some representation of tax payments in there. That could be another shaded category according to tax paid, or perhaps some arrows. I don't know the exact structure of these particular companies, and the underlying reality may be too complicated to represent uniformly. But at the moment it's not immediately obvious what conclusion I am to draw from the image other than just that "capital, income, and assets are not necessarily correlated with one another" when it comes to holding companies. But maybe that's enough.
Again, super cool! MarginalCost (talk) 03:14, 29 July 2018 (UTC)

Industrial organization, and the space launch services industry[edit]

Would love to get another pair of eyes on the changes being seen in the space launch service provider industry in recent years, as more economic incentives appear and have effect in the launch services industry. Unlike any other mode of transport (automobile, marine, train, aircraft), this industry, for the first five+ decades that humans possessed spaceflight technology, had been principally a government and nation state thing, where even commercial orbital payloads (after c. 1980) flew on launch vehicles that had been developed, and were often operated by, government agencies. The industry has begun to undergo (somewhat) rapid change in the past decade.

To that end, would like to invite any interested editor to take a serious look at Space launch market competition, and join me in improving the article. Cheers. N2e (talk) 14:47, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

Wiki Education hiring an experienced Wikipedian[edit]

Wiki Education is hiring an experienced Wikipedian for a part-time (20 hours/week) position. The focus of this position is to help new editors (students and other academics) learn to edit Wikipedia. The main focus of the position is monitoring and tracking contributions by Wiki Education program participants, answering questions, and providing feedback. We're looking for a friendly, helpful editor who like to focus on article content, but also with a deep knowledge of policies and guidelines and the ability to explain them in simple, concise ways to new editors. They will be the third member of a team of expert Wikipedians, joining Ian (Wiki Ed) and Shalor (Wiki Ed). This is a part-time, U.S. based, remote or San Francisco based position.

We are especially interested in people with a background editing economics-related articles. See our Careers page for more information. Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 20:02, 6 August 2018 (UTC)