Update: As planned, the original Economics Stack Exchange was shut down shortly after I posted this back in 2012. A few years later, in 2014, a new Economics site was created at the same URL, and as of 2019 seems to be doing fine. This meta post is thus now only a historical curiosity. Sorry for any confusion!
As a side effect of shutting down the site and recreating it from scratch, the database (including all post and user IDs) was reset. Thus, any links to questions on the old Economics site below will, if clicked, now take you to a random question (or answer) on the new site that just happens to have the same ID number. I have
struck outsuch broken links in this post.
It now looks like many of the other sites are going to be fully or partially absorbed into more active SE sites with overlapping topics, where their question can remain on the web and receive the tender care of an active community. However, no-one seems to have expressed an interest in Economics.SE yet.
Math.SE does have an economics tag. A quick look at the Economics.SE front page suggests that many of their 412 questions so far would be on topic for us. Here are a few random examples:
Cournot Nash Equilibrium Between Two Firms What are the relevant properties of cardinal utility functions for defining a notion of expected utility for mixed strategies in games? Can someone explain Cremer-Mclean's astonishing result in auction theory? Game-theory strategies to overcome holdout problem? Markov Perfect Equilibrium with Incomplete Information Nash equilibria of mixed strategies
Some of the questions over there may be a bit "soft" for us (but then, we're not MO), and some may suffer from a lack of good answers (after all, there's a reason why the site's being closed down), but I do believe that many of them would fit in here.
Of course, we're no the only Stack Exchange site that could adopt some of these questions; besides Stats.SE (a.k.a. Cross Validated), there are also beta SE sites for Quantitative Finance and Personal Finance and Money. Some of the more computationally oriented questions might also find a home on StackOverflow, or perhaps on the Computational Science Stack Exchange beta. Then there's also Cognitive Sciences for behavioral economics, and History.SE for economic history questions.
(Whee, I had no idea there were that many SE beta sites around!)
posted about this on the Economics meta, but I'd like to request opinions and help from the Math.SE community here. If you'd like to help in keeping the more mathematical questions from Economics.SE on the web, here's what you can do:
- Express your support for the migration process, so that the SE folks can tell that the community here is (as I hope, at least) in favor of it.
- Go through the list of questions on Economics.SE and look for ones that could be usefully migrated here.
- Collect links to the questions here, so that we can point an Economics mod at them before the site closes (example of such a list at SF&F meta). Or you could just flag the questions for migration directly, but this way we avoid needless duplicate flags.