Where Do All the Real Economists Blog?


Ethan Gach

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14 Responses

  1. Avatar Kimmi says:

    Calculated Risk tends to be my go-to. (read the comments!)Report

  2. Avatar clawback says:

    I wouldn’t call any of them good, but you’d have to read Mankiw’s and Cochrane’s blogs, and especially Tyler Cowen’s, to get the conservative conventional wisdom. You might consider Worthwhile Canadian Initiative for a fairly well balanced collection of viewpoints.Report

  3. Avatar Ryan Noonan says:

    I know I’m not “less liberal”, but I think Miles Kimball writes from a pretty good libertarian-to-neo-liberal perspective.


  4. Avatar rmv says:

    It depends on where your interests lie really.

    –Marginal Revolution is a good all around econ blog.
    –EconLog – Run through the Library of Economics and Liberty which also hosts Econtalk, a pretty great econ podcast.
    –Carpe Diem
    –Kids Prefer Cheese
    –The Money Illusion and The Market Monetarist – If you’re looking for something more monetary-policy oriented.
    –Becker-Posner blog – Nobel laureate Gary Becker and Richard Posner’s weekly blog on current event topics.
    —Steven Landsburg’s blog is pretty great, too.

    There are also some good(i.e. non-crazy) Austrian-oriented blogs, but those may or may not be your cup o’ tea.Report

    • Avatar Will Truman says:

      The only one missing from this list is Modeled Behavior. I have MR, EL, TMI, and B-P on my feed in addition to.Report

      • Avatar rmv says:

        I don’t know how I overlooked Modeled Behavior in my list but definitely.

        Just to add some more:
        -Austrian(leaning) blogs
        –Cafe Hayek(Double up on Jason’s rec)
        –Coordination Problem
        –Free Advice(Robert P. Murphy)
        –Free Banking(George Selgin is especially incisive, imho)

        -Overcoming Bias is a good one that deals a lot with biases and signalling theory. A proponent of prediction markets.

        -Division of Labour

        -David Friedman’s “Ideas” blog won’t blow up your reader, but a good read when he does post.Report

  5. Avatar Jason Kuznicki says:

    Don’t neglect Modeled Behavior and, for Austrian perspectives, Knowledge Problem and Cafe Hayek.Report

  6. Worthwhile Canadian Initiative – It’s a group of Econ profs, and there’s no real partisan slant (though one guy tends to prefer the Green Party). They don’t just focus on Canadian issues; they’re mainly just talking economics.

    There’s also http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/economy-lab/ – but it’s probably more focused on Canadian issues.Report

  7. Avatar db says:

    My favorite econ blogs are Marginal Revolution, The Money Illusion, Modeled Behavior, and Supply Side Liberal. I also like Matthew Yglasias’s Slate Moneybox blog. He isn’t an economist but he engages with the other blogs I follow and he adds interesting comment.Report

  8. Avatar Plinko says:

    I’m a big fan of Marginal Revolution as a home base in no small part because Cowen and Tabarrok have kind of turned it into the Daily Dish of econ/policy blogs – lots of links and short discussions that point you to interesting things that you might not otherwise stumble upon.

    FWIW, I think Cowen especially does a better job of actively engaging ideas that conflict with his than just about anybody.Report

  9. Avatar Patrick Cahalan says:

    We should actually have a blogroll page up. “This is what the League reads”.Report

  10. Avatar James K says:

    In addition to the above I’d suggest Offsetting Behaviour. It’s the blog of a GMU-trained Canadian Economist living in New Zealand.Report

  11. Avatar Roger says:

    Great question Ethan,

    I can’t wait to explore some of the new links provided by others.

    I am a daily reader of Econlog, Marginal Revolution, Cafe Hayek, Carpe Diem, Landsberg and Overcoming Bias. I also recommend Coyote blog, Unbroken Window, Mises Daily and Will Wilkinsons feed. I also occasionally enjoy New$ to U(SE), Modeled Behavior and the Calafia Beach Pundit.Report