I'm just curious, due to a lot of Mathematics being used in Economics (i.e. Use of Multivariate Calculus and Linear Algebra) if it would be ok to ask Math questions pertaining to Economists. It could be comparable to financial Mathematics.

Hope to hear some feedback on this.

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    $\begingroup$ There is a (finance) tag with more than 1000 questions. $\endgroup$
    – Surb
    Jun 22, 2016 at 7:56
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    $\begingroup$ In general, yes. But keep in mind that math.se is not a discussion forum, and is not an opinion forum. it is a question-and-answer forum. $\endgroup$
    – GEdgar
    Jun 22, 2016 at 12:37

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Yes, it is fine to ask about mathematics as it relates to non-mathematics areas. There are, for example, many questions on MSE relating to physics, economics, and computer science. In fact, I would encourage you to post such questions. I find it personally interesting to see how mathematics is used in various contexts.

The general rule is that your question should be about the mathematical part. You can/should explain the context, but the question itself should be about the mathematics. If you, for example, have a mathematical model that relates to economics and you have questions about the model, then this is the right site. If your question is about the economic principles behind the model or interpretations, then another site might be more appropriate. There will, of course, always be grey areas.

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    $\begingroup$ There is also quant.stackexchange.com for Quantitative Finance $\endgroup$
    – wythagoras
    Jun 26, 2016 at 10:08
  • $\begingroup$ And Economics has a tag mathematical-economics $\endgroup$
    – cat
    Jul 2, 2016 at 3:00

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