Has mentioned in the other post, I hereby would like to suggest some actions to get this work group going again.
- I’d like to see the Failed Bank project running again. Unfortunately, I can’t keep up with all that by myself. In order to bring more users to the group, I thought we could make it more complex and thus add more assigned tasks. It would be great to see some experts insights about why a given failure happened and what could have been done to avoid such things.
- For my master’s thesis, I have been researching and studying the effects of reference pricing schemes in a given model that studies the incentives for branded firms to release a so-called pseudo-generic to the market. I have realized this topic is pretty sensitive and honestly I don’t think that the regulators have been succeeding their task, since the drug prices are still too high and some corporations are still winning big time. As before, it would be interesting to have a work group within the Open Economics to research this industry in particular. It’s a very sensitive topic, since we all have to use these type of products sometime.
- Speaking of which, it would be interesting if we could have insights on the oil market development, providing trustworthy analysis and data.
- This last suggestion is more of a structural suggestion, rather than a work one. Do you guys think it would be useful to have an IRC channel so that we can all communicate instantly with each other? I searched for a #OpenEconomics on Freenode but there is no channel over there.
Thank you for your time.
If you think that an idea was not very clear, please let me know that I will elaborate it.