About The Intelligent Economist

Want a better understanding of today’s must-know economic topics?

The Intelligent Economist is here to serve as your reference and roadmap to the field of economics.

Originally a passion project by a former economics student, The Intelligent Economist has rapidly grown over the past 9 years to become a valuable economics resource by millions of people around the world.

With over 6 million visitors in just the last two years and readers from over 238 countries, countless people from all walks of life have used The Intelligent Economist as their guide to a better understanding of economics.

And with overwhelming media recognition and an award from Inomics as a top economics blog, The Intelligent Economist serves as a go-to source for accurate, trusted and well-researched economics info.

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Give back and help others benefit from a free and high-quality education on economics – one that strips away any confusion or complexity so that it can be easily understood by even those with no prior knowledge.

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Inside this site, you’ll find a wide collection of the most important economic concepts you can use to get ahead – whether that’s in the classroom or the real world.

How The Intelligent Economist helps readers accelerate their education

You’ll get the tools necessary to build, supplement, or accelerate your understanding and education of economics – whether you have no prior knowledge, you’re a student seeking a degree or you’re a professional looking who wants an edge in your field.

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The Intelligent Economist’s content is even regularly used by universities in their curriculum and is recognized as an excellent resource for students.

About The Intelligent Economist

Prateek Agarwal
This site was created by Prateek Agarwal, a former Economics student (University of Southern California).

To say I’m passionate about Economics is an understatement. It’s one of the most useful topics we can use to understand our world, plan for the future, and make the best decisions possible. Especially when times are volatile and uncertain.

I graduated with a B.A. in Economics from USC in 2013 and then received a certificate in international business from UC Berkeley in 2016. And beyond traditional schooling, I’ve sought to expand my knowledge and understanding of economics throughout the years in any way I can.

I’m also a member of the Financial Writers Society and I served as their Director of Technology for 2.5 years.


You can find me on Twitter or on Linkedin.

I’m determined to provide readers with high-quality articles and an exceptional educational experience. If you think I could be doing better, then I want to hear from you.

You may contact me via email at: prateek@intelligenteconomist.com

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Teachers who want to supplement their material for their class or curriculum.

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