The Economics Stack Exchange beta will be closed down next week along with a bunch of other quiescent beta sites. There's a movement building up (approved by the SE staff) to migrate as much of the content from these sites as possible to other, more active SE sites.
It seemed to me that some of the questions on Economics.SE might be on topic here, so I thought I'd ask for your opinions and help with getting these questions salvaged. If you feel that this would be a good idea, here's what you can do:
- Express your support for migrating these questions here, 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 would be on topic 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.
Note that we only have about a week to do this before the site will be closed. The SE folks have said that they may be willing to extend the deadline to let active migration finish, but that applies only if the process has at least been started well before the deadline.
Ps. I've also posted about this on the Math.SE, Stats.SE and Quant.SE metas, as the scope of all these sites overlaps at least somewhat with Economics.SE. There's also a central post on the Econ.SE meta listing potential migration targets.
(Personal disclaimer: I've never been active on either Economics.SE or here; indeed, I only found out about these sites recently. I just feel I should at least try to do something to help keep these questions alive and on the web, rather than just gathering digital dust in a compressed archive somewhere.)
UPDATE: Prior to closing, Economics SE sent us a handful of questions that were on-topic for Personal Finance & Money. Some that were migrated in error were sent back and/or closed.