Economics blogs

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Leading economists such Paul Krugman have turned to blogs as forums for discussions (see images of his blog below). Economics blogs provide easily accessible analysis of our economy to everyone from economics students to policy wonks to people with no background in economics


Fernando Lozano, of Pomona College and IZA, offers a Spanish-language economics blog at Ideas Marginales.


In 2009, the Wall Street Journal made a list of the top 25 economics blogs. The links are from WSJ, but the descriptions and commentary are from the editors of Div.E.Q.:

1.Angry Bear Blog "Slightly left of center economic commentary on news, politics, and the economy

2. The Becker-Posner Blog A blog run by economists Gary Becker and Richard Posner

3. Brad Setser: Follow the Money This blog is no longer updated

4. Baseline Scenario Dedicated to explaining some of the key issues in the global economy and developing concrete policy proposals

5. Calculated Risk Economics blog run by Bill McBride, has great graphics particularly for unemployment numbers

6. Stan Collender's Capital Gains and Games Centrist blog by Stan Collender, a renowned expert on the federal budget

7. Conscience of a Liberal: Paul Krugman Paul Krugman's renowned blog from the NY Times which is known for being firmly in the Keynes camp

8. The Curious Capitalist Blog from Times Business written by Rana Foroohar

9. Econbrowser Blog by Prof. James Hamilton of UC San Diego and Prof. Menzie Chinn of University of Wisconsin Madison

10. EconLog A right-leaning blog written by Arnold Kling, Bryan Caplan, and David Henderson

11. Economic Principals A Web-based independent weekly commentary on the production and distribution of economic ideas. Claims to not be a blog.

12. Economist Mom Blog Blog written by Diane Lim Rogers, an economist formerly on staff of the Council of Economic Advisers under Clinton with a focus on fiscal responsibility

13. The Economist's View Very good blog by Mark Thoma that also tends to excerpt from other interesting blog posts. Helpful for expanding your economics blog list.

14. Economix The New York Times' general economics blog. Broad range of topics, typically left leaning.

15.Environmental and Urban Economics BLog on environmental and urban economics written by Matthew Kahn

16. Freakonomics Blog derived from the book of the same name, this focuses more on 'pop' economics

17. http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/ Free Exchance] General blog for The Economist. Broad range of topics, typically center- right leaning.

18. Grasping Reality With Both Invisible Hands Left-leaning blog written by Brad DeLong. Originally entitled Yes. Republicans Lie All the Time. About Everything.

19. Greg Manikiw's Blog Harvard Professor Greg Manikiw's blog, geared to be accessible to introductory economics students as well as economists. Right-learning

20. Keith Hennessey Conservative blog from Keith Hennessey, a professor at Stanford, research fellow at the Hoover Institution, and former senior Economic Adviser under Pres. George W. Bush

21. macromomblog.com Neat thoughts from Claudia Sahm, at the Federal Reserve Board

22. Marginal Revolution Blog from Professor Tyler Cowen of George Mason University

23.William buiter's maverecon This blog is no longer updated

24.Megan McArdle/ The Atlantic's business and economics writer Megan McArdle writes this blog.

25. Real Time Economics The Wall Street Journal's economics blog.

26. VOX Research-based policy analysis and commentary from leading economists

27.Women in Economics at Berkeley