After the overwhelming success of our 2016 and 2017 Top Economics Blogs lists, we’ve decided to release a brand new list for 2018. The 2018 list highlights many newcomers and covers a wide range of economic topics. Blogs are included in categories ranging from general economics to specific topics such as finance, healthcare economics, and environmental economics. There are microeconomic blogs, macroeconomic blogs, and blogs which focus on specific geographic regions.
Whether you are a professional economist looking for a math and statistics-rich blog, or someone who just wants to know more about economics and its effects on the world around you, you’ll find the perfect blog to meet your needs.
Every effort has been made to create a well-balanced list, one which contains blogs of all types, political affiliations, schools of economic thought, and beliefs. Candidates were chosen based on quality, not popularity or mainstream appeal. So don’t be surprised if you find a few great blogs you’ve never heard of.
Regardless of your personal views and beliefs, you’re sure to find a blog that is perfect for you. So here are the Top 100 Economics Blogs of 2018, listed in no particular order.
GENERAL ECONOMICS BLOGS
General economics blogs are perfect for anyone wanting to learn basic economic principles, as well as keep up with current economic issues. General economics blogs cover a wide range of topics and provide an excellent overview of the field.
Founded in 2003 by Professors Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok of George Mason University, Marginal Revolution is one of the most popular economics blogs on the web. Content includes articles, links, commentaries, and fascinating debates on the real world implications of economics issues.
Robert Reich is the former secretary of labor for the Clinton administration and was named by Time Magazine as one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the 20th century. He is currently Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at U.C. Berkeley and is the author of fifteen books. Reich’s blogging style is easy to understand, thought-provoking, and direct.
This popular and highly praised blog is written by Mike “Mish” Shedlock, a successful investment advisor. His posts cover global economics and focus on macroeconomic trends around the world, making it a must-read blog.
THE UNDERCOVER ECONOMIST
Written by Tim Harford, a senior columnist for the Financial Times, Undercover Economists is a blog through which Harford shares his thoughts on numerous economics issues. Harford has worked at Shell and World Bank, is the author of several books, and was a professor at Oxford University. Harford brings this wealth of experience and understanding to his blog. The blog is especially effective in that Harford uses his own life experiences to illustrate how economic issues affect our daily lives.
Cafe Hayek is a popular economics blog which is written by Professor Don Boudreaux (George Mason University) and Russ Roberts (Research Fellow at Stanford University). The blog looks at current economic issues and argues against utilizing the Keynesian view of economics when analyzing modern issues and governmental systems.
A daily blog from the Library of Economics and Liberty, Econlog applies economics to topics such as politics, finance, history, and pop culture. The blog is written by Bryan Caplan, David Henderson, Alberto Mingardi, Scott Sumner, and other guest bloggers.
THE ANGRY BEAR
The Angry Bear is a multi-author blog. Each author has his or her own unique area of expertise. Authors include a tax law expert, historian, numerous economists, and business and financial professionals. The varying degree of topics makes this an informative blog and a great overview of economic issues.
TRUTH ON THE MARKET
Truth on the Market features commentary on business law and economic principles in relation to current news issues. The blog was formed by a group of law professors and economists with expertise in both legal and economic fields.
Conversable Economist is an economics blog by Timothy Taylor, the author of several economics books, a lecturer for the Teaching Company, and Managing editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives. This is a great blog for those who want detailed, in-depth analysis of a wide variety of topics, backed up with statistics and data.
BRADLEY HANSEN’S BLOG
This blog, written by Bradley Hansen, a Professor of Economics at the University of Mary Washington, covers a wide range of topics including economics, history, law, and just about anything else he finds interesting. Hansen’s posts on economic history are particularly fascinating and highly recommended.
Managerial Econ is the perfect blog for anyone wanting to solve managerial problems and make business decisions using economic principles. Hosted by the authors of the popular managerial economics book Managerial Economics, Managerial Econ is the perfect blend of business and economics and is highly recommended for those with an interest in economics and the managerial aspects of business.
Chris Blattman is a professor in the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. His blog primarily covers research and field studies in the area of economic poverty. He seeks to find answers for questions such as why are people and societies poor, violent, and oppressive, as well as how such societies can be lead out of poverty. Blattman also posts links to diverse and interesting content on the web.
THE DANGEROUS ECONOMIST
Cyril Morong, who teaches economics at San Antonio College, is the founder of the Dangerous Economist. Cyril takes current news stories and uses them to illustrate economic principles in action. This blog is easy to read and understand, making it a great choice for beginners and students, as well as anyone wanting to see how economic principles relate to and affect everyday issues and situations.
Econlife was founded by Elaine Swartz, an economics teacher and author of Econ 101 1/2, is dedicated to connecting economics with everyday life. This easy to understand blog integrates economics with current events and history. They strive to make economics easy to understand and fun. The authors want to share their love of economics with their readers and it shows in their writing. This blog is highly recommended for beginners.
Eggonomics – hard numbers over easy is written by Chandni, an economist who focuses on public, developmental, and IO economics. The blog was started as a way for the author to share thoughts, as well as hear other viewpoints and perspectives from blog readers.
Professor John Taylor of Stanford University is the founder of Economics One. This blog, while excellent, is more suited for experienced economists and is not the best choice for beginners. If you’re a professional economist, however, you will find in-depth commentary and analysis of important macroeconomic issues.
THE ENLIGHTENED ECONOMIST
The Enlightenment Economist specializes in technology markets, innovation, and competition policy. Diane Coyle, Bennett Professor of Public Policy at the University of Cambridge and author of GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History is the blog’s founder.
ED DOLAN’S ECON BLOG
Ed Dolan started his blog to promote economic literacy. At first, he expected his readers to primarily be economics teachers, but he soon discovered his blog attracted a much wider audience of readers who simply wanted to learn more about the economic world around them. If you are looking for a blog which gives an overview of economic principles in a way that is both easy to understand and apply, this blog is a great choice.
WOMEN IN ECONOMICS AT BERKELEY
Women in Economics at Berkeley is a blog dedicated to helping women enter into economics study, complete a Ph.D. program, and move into full professorship positions. The blog provides academic opportunities and a supportive community for women working toward a Ph.D. in the field of Economics.
Musings on Economics, Finance, and Life is written by Donald Marron, a former member of the Council of Economic Advisers to the President of the United States, as well as part of the U.S. Congress’s Joint Economic Committee. Currently, he is an Institute Fellow and Director of Economic Policy Initiatives at the Urban Institute. His highly insightful blog discusses economics, finance, nature, and life.
THE EVERYDAY ECONOMIST
An excellent blog for beginners, The Everyday Economist is written by Josh Hendrickson, an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Mississippi. Hendrickson excels at making the complex simple and easy to understand. This makes The Everyday Economist a top general economics blog choice for beginners.
BARTER IS EVIL
Written by Professor David Flynn of the University of North Dakota, Barter Is Evil features a regional emphasis on the economy of North Dakota. Flynn gives readers a compelling and insightful view of the economic impact of the North Dakotan oil boom. In addition, the blog covers economic principles, economic history, and statistics.
Chaganomics.com originated as the blog of Chad Hagan and now encompasses four blogs: Chaganomics Global Trade, Bankruptcy Analyst, ChadwickFX, and Chaganomics.com. These blogs make up a network which is designed to educate the reader about subjects including finance, markets, economics, law, and business.
Danny Quah’s personal blog covers global economic trends, primarily the shift in the global economy towards the east, particularly China. He is the Acting Dean, Li Ka Shing Professor of Economics, and Vice Dean of Academic Affairs at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS. Although famous for his research techniques and keen analysis, his writing style is clear and easy to understand, making this a great blog for both seasoned economists and beginners.
BLACK ECON GIRL
Black Econ Girl is a blog written by four female African American economists, Kayla Jones, of Morgan State University, Brandy of New York University, Thandi Weza of New York University, and Thayla Reyes of Rutgers University. The blog features insightful articles and thoughtful content.
Knowledge Problem was created by Professors Lynne Kiesling of Purdue University and Michael Giberson of Texas Tech University. Their blog explores current news and events in relation to anti-trust regulations, energy economics, and economic policy.
THE ENLIGHTENED ECONOMIST
The Enlightened Economist specializes in technology markets, innovation, and competition policy. Diane Coyle, Bennett Professor of Public Policy at the University of Cambridge, is the founder of the Enlightened Economist. She is also the author of GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History.
NEW ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES
New Economic Perspectives provides economic analysis by professional economists, legal scholars, and market professionals. The blog focuses on policy advice, economic analysis, and ideas about how policymakers should address pressing economic issues. William K. Black, professor of Law and Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City serves as editor-in-chief. However, many other writers and economic experts contribute to the blog.
ECONOMIC INSTITUTION BLOGS
Economic institution blogs are provided by institutions and think tanks such as the Mises Institute, VOX EU, the Federal Reserve, and the Center for Economics and Policy Research.
The IMF Blog is a forum for the views of the staff and officials of the International Monetary Fund. The IMF’s goal is global monetary cooperation and global financial stability. The fund is based in Washington, D.C, and includes 189 countries. The content is easy to understand, despite being written by some of the world’s top economists.
LIBERTY STREET ECONOMICS
Liberty Street Economics is an economics blog that is hosted by the New York Federal Reserve. The blog features insight and analysis from economists on economics research and public policy. The majority of the posts are data driven explanations of current economic issues and economic news. The blog is edited by Michael Fleming, Andrew Haughwout, Thomas Klitgaard, and Donald Morgan.
The Mises Wire is a blog publication by the Mises Institute which provides contemporary news and opinion from a libertarian and Austrian school of economics viewpoint. Mises Wire applies Austrian and libertarian theory to both current and historical events, as well as economic study and research.
The CEPR Blog covers the activities and briefings of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, an organization founded in 1999 to promote democratic debate on important economic issues. The blog aims to present issues in a both accurate and understandable manner, allowing the public to make their own decisions regarding economic policies. Mark Weisbrot and Eileen Appelbaum are co-directors of the blog.
Hosted by The Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank, Macroblog provides commentary and analysis on economic topics such as monetary policy, macroeconomic developments, inflation, labor economics, and financial issues. Posts are written by Dave Altig, John Robertson, and other Atlanta Fed economists and researchers.
Equitablog focuses on economic growth and equity in the United States. This blog is published by The Washington Center for Equitable Growth, a non-profit research and grant making organization which is, “dedicated to advancing evidence-backed ideas and policies that promote strong, stable, and broad-based economic growth.” Posts include articles, commentary, and links to interesting economic content on the web.
The Vox EU blog is designed to promote “research-based policy analysis and commentary by leading economists.” Vox articles cover a broad range of economic fields and are popular among public sector, private sector, and academic economists. This blog is also a great resource for economic students. Richard Baldwin is Editor and Chief.
Multiplier Effect is the blog of The Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, public policy research organization. Through this blog, the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College shares its findings and research in an effort to serve the policymaking community in the United States. Posts on this blog focus on economic policy in the United States and the rest of the world.
The Microeconomic Insights blog provides summaries of high quality microeconomic research. This is a great resource for those who want to keep up with issues but don’t have time to read through entire research papers. Posts cover all areas of microeconomics, including development, health economics, environmental economics, and international trade.
This blog was created by Bruegel, a European think tank that specializes in economics. Their mission is “to improve the quality of economic policy with open and fact-based research, analysis and debate.” The blog contains information on topics they are currently researching, including European macroeconomics, global economics, finance, financial regulation, and innovation.
The CFE Blog is produced by the Center for Financial Economics at Johns Hopkins University in an effort to increase knowledge of the economic forces which drive the financial system. This blog focuses on financial economics, as well as the economics of why things work the way they do
Macroeconomics blogs cover the U.S. or world economy as a whole. Many other economic sub topics are discussed as well, including finance, government policy, taxation, GDP, and interest rates.
THE BIG PICTURE
The Big Picture is a macroeconomics blog written by journalist, author, and founder of Ritholtz Wealth Management, Barry L. Ritholtz. TED named this blog one of its Top 100 Websites You Should Know and Use. One of the most popular economic blogs on the Internet, Big Picture covers everything from investing and trading to macroeconomics.
One of the best blogs about the U.S. Housing Market, Calculated Risk is written by Bill McBride. The blog came to fame as a result of McBride’s continued warnings about the dangers of what would eventually become the U.S. housing bubble. McBride’s blog gets to the heart of issues and provides analysis with unparalleled clarity.
The Economist’s View is written by Mark Thoma, Professor of Economics at the University of Oregon. The blog focuses on macroeconomics and includes collections of interesting links, as well as Thoma’s own posts and detailed analyses of economic events.
GRASPING REALITY WITH THE INVISIBLE HAND
J. Bradford DeLong was one of the first economics bloggers and he continues to reflect that with a large number of links. DeLong is a Professor of Economics at U.C. Berkeley. His well thought out insights on macroeconomic issues make this a must-read blog.
CAPITAL MARKETS & ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
Capital Markets and Economic Analysis is written by Peter Richardson, an economist with over 50 years of experience in the field. He has worked as an analyst, economist, portfolio manager, and CIO. He brings this experience to his blog where he discusses commodities such as oil and gold, as well as economic indicators such as the stock market.
THE MONEY ILLUSION
The Money Illusion is a blog by economist, Scott Sumner, the director of the Program on Monetary Policy at the Mercatus Center. Sumner is famous for popularizing the idea of targeting the Nominal GDP, an idea which was later embraced by the Federal Reserve. The blog focuses primarily on monetary policy and its implications.
ON THE ECONOMY
On the Economy is an economics blog created by Jared Bernstein, former Chief Economist to Vice President Joe Biden. His areas of expertise include federal and state economic and fiscal policies, income inequality, employment and earnings trends, and housing and financial market analysis.
LONG AND VARIABLE
An excellent blog about monetary policy and central banks, Long and Variable is authored by Professor Tony Yates, who was a professor of economics at the University of Birmingham in the U.K. He also spent twenty plus years working on monetary issues at the Bank of England. Not just a U.K. blog, this blog covers global monetary policy and draws heavily on Yates’s extensive experience in the monetary policy field.
CONFESSIONS OF A SUPPLY-SIDE LIBERAL
Miles Kimball, the Eugene D. Eaton Jr. Professor of Economics at the University of Colorado, writes Confessions of a Supply-Side Liberal. Kimball in his own words “holds many strong opinions-open to revision in response to cogent arguments-that do not line up neatly with either the Republican or Democratic Party.” This blog focuses on how to apply supply-side solutions to macroeconomic issues, as well as original and novel approaches to monetary policy.
Mainly Macro is a near daily commentary by Professor Simon Wren-Lewis of Oxford University. This blog focuses on global macroeconomic issues and is easy to understand. Whether you’re a skilled economist or just someone interested in economics, there is something for everyone at Mainly Macro. Professor Wren-Lewis’s fluid writing style and crystal clear explanations appeal to economists and non-economists alike.
MacroMania was created by David Andolfatto, Vice President of the St. Louis Fed, as a resource to help people gain a better understanding of the Fed’s macroeconomic policy. His commentary is analytical and thorough, without being too hard to understand.
THE SLACK WIRE
An excellent choice for those interested in economic history, The Slack Wire is an economics blog written by Josh Mason, an Assistant Professor of Economics at City University of New York. Topics include macroeconomics issues and economic history. Mason does an exceptional job in regard to economic history and provides insightful commentary in his analysis of economic news.
NEW MONETARIST ECONOMICS
The New Monetarist Economics blog is written by Stephen Williamson, former Vice President of the St. Louis Fed and offers an extremely in-depth view of current monetary policy and economics. While a top pick for professionals, this blog is not suited for beginners, as the math and economic theory is much too deep.
ROGER FARMER’S ECONOMIC WINDOW
Roger Farmer is Research Director at NIESR, London, and Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick in the UK. He is also a Distinguished Professor of Economics at UCLA and considers his views as a “blend of Keynesian and classical ideas.” The topics in his blog cover macroeconomic issues such as Federal Reserve policy.
This macroeconomics focused blog is written by David Beckworth, Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and a former U.S. Treasury economist. The blog highlights section is easy to navigate and is a great place to learn about specific economic events. David also has an excellent podcast that features well-known economists, ay of whom are featured on this list. The podcast and blog are both worth checking out.
Claus Vistesen, the blogger behind Alpha.Sources, is a Danish economist and Chief Eurozone Economist for Pantheon Macroeconomics. The content revolves around Vistesen’s insightful views and ideas on economics and finance. In addition to his economics posts, he also writes fiction and sometimes includes it in his blog as well.
Bill Mitchell, a Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre of Full Employment and Equity (COfFEE), at the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia, is the author of his self-titled Macroeconomics focused blog. The blog primarily discusses modern monetary theory in global economics.
True Economics is written by Constantin Gurdgiev, a Russian economist based in Dublin. He is Professor of Finance at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterrey, California, and an Adjunct Professor of Finance with Trinity College, Dublin. His blog covers economic ideas and analysis of current news stories and global economic events. This blog is highly detailed and is best suited for those with an intermediate knowledge of macroeconomic concepts.
IN THE LONG RUN
In the Long Run is written by Colin Lloyd, an expert in financial markets with over 30 years of experience. Lloyd started this blog to “provide longer term macroeconomic commentary and guidance for financial market investors” as well as “provide some new insights and provoke debate.” The blog covers macroeconomics, finance, and investments.
Daniel Nevins, CFA, has over thirty years of experience in the field of professional investment and has worked for both J.P. Morgan and SEI Investments. He is also an expert in the field of behavioral economics research. His blog focuses on independent thinking, as opposed to the “mumbo jumbo of mainstream, textbook economics.” This is a great blog for anyone wanting a different viewpoint than that of the mainstream.
Naked Keynesianism was founded by Matias Vernengo, a professor of economics at Bucknell University. The blog focuses on macroeconomics, economic history, and economic development. Special attention is given to the historical development of economic ideas. This blog is an excellent source for those interested in economic history.
THE GRUMPY ECONOMIST
John Cochrane, Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford is The Grumpy Economist-although he claims to not actually be grumpy. Cochrane’s posts provide detailed commentary and analysis, backed with data and exceptional reasoning while covering topics including current economic news, finance, and economic policy.
EconBrowser focuses on current economic data and analysis, economic issues, and macroeconomic policy. It is written by Professor James Hamilton (University of California, San Diego) and Professor Menzie Chinn (University of Wisconsin, Madison).
Quantitative Ease is a blog that features a highly detailed and technical analysis of U.S monetary and economic policy. The blog is written by Professor Carola Binder (Haverford College) and is filled with commentary which is compelling and well-reasoned.
Microeconomics blogs cover economic issues specific to individuals and firms. Their primary focus is on how these specific areas relate to both individuals and firms.
SUPPLY AND DEMAND (IN THAT ORDER)
Supply and Demand (in that order) is an economics blog by Professor Casey Mulligan of the University of Chicago. It examines various economic issues including fiscal policy, labor economics, and industrial organization through the use of basic economic tools. Because of this, it is highly recommended for beginners and experts alike. In addition, this blog also covers issues related to health economics.
SUB-FIELD ECONOMIC BLOGS
Blogs in this category discuss various disciplines within the field of economics such as environmental economics, healthcare economics, and much more.
Healthcare Economist is an unbiased, researched driven critique of healthcare in the United States. Writer, Jason Shafrin, a Senior Research Economist at Precision Health Economics, is more interested in research driven facts than on political opinion on either side. Filled with well thought out posts, this is a great blog for anyone interested in the economics of healthcare.
DR. HOUSING BUBBLE
Dr. Housing Bubble seeks to “provide a candid account of what is going on in today’s housing market.” The posts are written anonymously and focus primarily on Southern California’s housing market. The blog is both easy to follow and highly insightful.
Environmental Economics is general economics blog which is easy to understand and fun to read. The two authors, Tim Haab, economics professor at Ohio State University and John Whitehead, economics professor at Appalachian State University, write in a style that is informative, easy to understand, and sprinkled with humor.
PETER GORDON’S BLOG
Peter Gordon is a Professor Emeritus at U.S.C.’s Sol Price School of Public Policy. The blog focuses on applied urban economics, his primary field of interest. Gordon is especially interested in how cities evolve and grow, as well as the “sprawl” debate. This is a great blog for anyone interested in the field of urban economics.
THE INCIDENTAL ECONOMIST
The Incidental Economists is written by over a half a dozen regular contributors, all of which are experts in healthcare economics. The Incidental Economist is a healthcare economics blog which is committed to helping readers understand the U.S. healthcare system, as well as empower readers to be informed participants in the ongoing healthcare debate. Austin Frakt and Aaron Carroll are Editors in Chief, with Adrianna McIntyre as the Managing Editor.
THE ACADEMIC HEALTH ECONOMISTS’ BLOG
The Academic Health Economists’ blog, edited by Chris Samson and Sam Watson, aims to foster unbiased debate on health economics by sharing a wide variety of viewpoints and opinions from various economists and researchers. Most of the posts focus on current events in healthcare economics.
AN ECONOMIC VIEW OF THE ENVIRONMENT
An Economic View of The Environment is a blog by Robert Stavins, a professor at Harvard University and Director of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program. Posts focus on the economics of both global environmental and energy issues. This blog is an excellent choice for anyone interested in the interrelation of economic and environmental issues.
Urbanomics deals with the economics of urbanization and macroeconomic trends. Author, Gulzar Natarajan, presents arguments that are both well researched and written. Natarajan also includes weekly links to interesting sites and articles, along with his own commentary. This blog is recommended for readers with a strong economics background.
STATISTICAL MODELING, CAUSAL INFERENCE, AND SOCIAL SCIENCE
Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science is a blog founded by Andrew Gelman, Professor of Statistics and Political Science at Columbia University. He is also the director of the Applied Statistics Center at Columbia. This statistics focused blog also features posts from Bob Carpenter, Aleks Jakulin, Phil Price, Michael Betancourt, and Aki Vehtari.
David Stern is an Energy and Environmental Economist at the Australian National University. This energy and environmental economics focused blog uses econometrics and modeling as a basis for its arguments. The information is highly technical and, therefore, is recommended for those with a strong background in econometrics, statistics, and modeling.
ENVIRONMENTAL AND URBAN ECONOMICS
Matthew Kahn is the author of Environmental and Urban Economics and is also a Professor of Economics at USC. This blog addresses environmental and urban issues from an environmental perspective. This is an excellent choice for economists interested in the environment.
This blog discusses the economic and political factors which affect the way we manage water. It is written by David Zetland, an Assistant Professor of Economics at Leiden University College in Den Haag, Netherlands.
Francis Diebold, the author of No Hesitations, is a Professor of Economics, Finance, and Statistics at the University of Pennsylvania. His blog is primarily focused on statistics and econometrics, and is highly technical. Therefore, it is recommended for those with advanced knowledge of economics and mathematics. It is especially recommended for those wanting to learn more about dynamic predictive modeling in economics and finance.
The Triple Crisis blog was co-founded by Jayati Ghosh of Jawaharlal Nehru University and Kevin Gallagher of Boston University and is currently a project of Economic Affairs Bureau, Inc., publishers of Dollars & Sense magazine, and edited by the magazine’s co-editors, Chris Sturr and Nick Serpe. It was formerly run by the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) and the Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE), and has received support from the Heinrich Boell Foundation in addition to partnerships with a variety of institutions. The blog is primarily about finance, development, and the environment.
If you have a background in statistics or econometrics, this blog is highly recommended. Written by Dave Giles, Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Victoria, this blog focuses on econometrics and features lots of statistics, data, and econometric information.
FINANCIAL ECONOMICS BLOGS
These blogs focus primarily on economic issues related to finance, investing, interest rates, market data, and trading.
Zero Hedge is written by multiple authors under pseudonyms. This highly influential blog includes both aggregated and original financial news and opinion. Zero Hedge’s mission is to increase the public’s awareness of financial, economic, and political issues, while also educating readers to make informed decisions.
Naked Capitalism focuses on finance, economic news, analysis, related legal issues, and ethical issues on Wall Street and in the banking industry. The popular blog was created to counter the underreporting of Wall Street by the mainstream media.
Moneyness is an economics blog by JP Koning, which covers economics, monetary policy, central banking, and finance. He adds a unique perspective to money-related issues and explains complex ideas with clarity and ease. This is a great blog for anyone interested in finance and monetary policy.
DASH OF INSIGHT
In this blog, Jeff Miller, a CEO, consultant, former college professor, and public policy analyst, shares his knowledge and hands-on approach to trading and investing. Miller’s explanations and approaches are highly detailed, offering a great deal of knowledge and insight into market and economic trends.
THE BONDDAD BLOG
The Bonddad Blog is authored by F. Hale Stewart, a financial advisor, attorney, and author and New Deal democrat. Their weekly economic review on international economics, the bond market, and equity and economics are invaluable resources. Highly detailed reviews of economic trends make this one of the top economics blogs in the area of finance.
The Econospeak, a multi-author blog, is an excellent resource for those with a strong economics background, but is not recommended for beginners. The posts on this site excel in the analysis of daily news from an economic perspective. It is also updated frequently and features the most current information.
MONEY, BANKING, AND FINANCIAL MARKETS
Money, Banking, and Financial Markets is a blog created Stephen G. Cecchetti , a Rosen Family Chair in International Finance at the Brandeis International Business School, and Kermit L. Schoenholtz, a Henry Kaufman Professor of the History of Financial Institutions and Markets in the Department of Economics of New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business. The two have co-authored a textbook and much like the textbook, their blog focuses on teaching finance and economics to their readers. This is a great blog for anyone wanting to learn more about the finance aspect of economics.
Frances Coppola runs Coppola Comment, a blog about finance and economics. Her posts are thoughtful, well-researched, and cover economics and finance in a neutral, nonpolitical way. Coppola considers herself “politically non-aligned and economically neutral.” She is also a Forbes and BBC contributor, as well as an FT blogger. This blog is one you won’t want to miss.
CAPITAL EBBS AND FLOWS
Capital Ebbs and Flows is written by Joseph P. Joyce, a Professor of Economics at Wellesley College, where he holds the M. Margaret Ball Chair of International Relations. He was also the first Faculty Director of the Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs. This blog deals primarily with issues, trends, and analyses in financial globalization.
DR. ED’S BLOG
Dr. Ed Yardeni is the President and Chief Investment Strategist of Yardeni Research, Inc., a company which focuses on economics research and independent investment strategy. His blog provides excerpts from his company’s research service, made available for free for business and investment professionals alike. This is a truly valuable and free tool you won’t want to miss.
Credit Writedowns was founded by Edward Harrison, a diplomat, investor, and contributor to the BBC, CNBC, Fox, and other media outlets. The blog features content from various authors on subjects including the global economy, finance, housing, markets, general economics, economic history, government statistics, employment, and politics.
REGIONAL ECONOMICS BLOGS
Regional economics blogs focus on specific geographic areas. Most are based in the U.S. but others cover locations such as Canada and the U.K., among others.
Mostly Economics is a regional economics blog, written by economist, Amol Agrawal, which focuses on economics in India. This highly rated blog covers a wide range of economic topics but focuses primarily on issues and happenings involving the Indian economy. Mostly Economics is a top pick for anyone interested in economic issues related to India.
WORTHWHILE CANADIAN INITIATIVE
The Worthwhile Canadian Initiative blog is a self-proclaimed “mainly Canadian economics blog”. Written by a group of intelligent economists, this blog features interesting posts, analyses, and statistics which provide insight into various areas of economics in Canada. Other topics include healthcare, finance, housing, and much more.
STUMBLING AND MUMBLING
Focused primarily on British politics and economic policy, Stumbling and Mumbling is the personal blog of Chris Dillow, an economist and author of New Labour and the end of Politics. Dillow’s blog holds no punches and is an often critical, but always well informed body of work.
This regional blog focuses on Australian economics and politics. It is written by John Quiggin, Professor of Economics at the University of Queensland. This is a great blog for anyone wanting to gain a perspective into the economics and politics of Australia.
This New Zealand based economics blog was created by economists, Eric Crampton, Chief Economist with The New Zealand Initiative in Wellington and Adjunct Senior Fellow, and the late Dr. Seamus Hogan. The blog explores a wide range of fascinating topics from sports economics to housing, and much more. The posts are quick witted and feature easy to follow analysis.
MAINSTREAM MEDIA BLOGS
These blogs are created by mainstream media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, and the New York Times.
Produced by The Economist, Free Exchange is written by leading reporters and features content which covers a wide range of economic topics. The posts are written in an easy to read, short format that adequately covers the topic while also remaining succinct. A popular 10 minute weekly podcast is also included as part of the blog.
Created by Nate Silver, FiveThirtyEight came to fame in the 2012 presidential election by correctly predicting the vote winner of all 50 states. This blog focuses on the creation and analysis of statistics and other important information, which is then used to create articles which discuss a wide variety of current political and economic issues.
REAL TIME ECONOMICS
This blog, created by the Wall Street Journal, covers a wide range of economic topics. Its content is in-depth and informative, but also accessible to a wide-ranging audience. Regardless of your level of economic understanding, Real Time Economics provides well-rounded content to keep you informed about economic issues and happenings the world over.
BLOOMBERG VIEW ECONOMICS
Produced by Bloomberg News, Bloomberg View Economics covers news, economic issues, and economic policies throughout the world and offers fascinating opinion pieces. This blog is a great choice for beginners in the study of economics, as the articles are easy to follow and understand.
THOMAS PIKETTY’S BLOG
This blog is written by French economist, professor, and author of the bestselling book Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Piketty. Piketty’s blog primarily discusses his work and research in the areas of wealth and income inequality. The blog can be read in French or English.