Top 100 Economics Blogs of 2019
Welcome to the 4th Annual Top Economics Blogs list. For the 2019 edition, we’ve added many newcomers, as well as favorites which continue to provide quality insight year after year. Like lists in previous years (2018, 2017, 2016), the new 2019 list features a broad range of quality blogs in practically every economic discipline. Whether you are interested in general economics or prefer more specific topics such as finance, healthcare economics, or environmental economics; there is something here for you. You will also find blogs that focus on microeconomics, macroeconomics, and the economics of specific geographical regions.
Whether you are a student, economics professional, or just someone with a general interest in how economic issues affect the world around you, you’re certain to find the perfect blog for your specific needs.
Candidates for this year’s list were chosen based on the quality of their posts, not on their specific school of thought, political belief system, or mainstream popularity. High-quality blogs with a lower number of subscribers were given the same treatment as those with large followings. In addition, every effort has been made to create a well-balanced list, with many different economic disciplines and beliefs represented. So here are the top 100 economics blogs of 2019, listed in no particular order.
GENERAL ECONOMICS BLOGS
General economics blogs are perfect for anyone wanting to learn basic economic principles or experience an overview of current economic issues. General economics blogs tend to cover both micro and macroeconomic disciplines, as well as provide an overview of many different subfields
An incredibly popular blog, Marginal Revolution features articles, links, commentaries, and fascinating debates on the real-world implications of important economic issues. Marginal Revolution was founded in 2003 by Professors Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok of George Mason University.
Robert Reich’s blogging style is best described as easy to understand, thought-provoking, and direct. A former secretary of labor for the Clinton administration, Reich 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 numerous books.
Mish Talk is written by Mike “Mish” Shedlock, a successful investment advisor. His posts cover global economics and focus on macroeconomic trends around the world. Popular and highly praised, Mish Talk is a must read blog.
THE UNDERCOVER ECONOMIST
In Undercover Economist, writer Tim Harford provides unique insight by using his own life experiences to illustrate how economic issues affect daily life. Harford is a senior columnist for the Financial Times, has worked at Shell and World Bank, is the author of several books, and was a professor at Oxford University.
Cafe Hayek is a popular economics blog in which authors Don Boudreaux (George Mason University) and Russ Roberts (Research Fellow at Stanford University) argue against using the Keynesian view when analyzing modern economic issues and governmental systems.
This excellent daily blog written by Bryan Caplan, David Henderson, Alberto Mingardi, Scott Sumner, and numerous guest authors, focuses on the application of economic theories and principles to topics including politics, finance, history, and pop culture. EconLog comes to you from the Library of Economics and Liberty.
THE ANGRY BEAR
The Angry Bear is a multi-topic, multi-author blog in which each author has his or her own unique area of expertise. Authors include tax law experts, historians, numerous economists, and business 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 events. The blog was formed by a group of law professors and economists with expertise in both legal and economic fields.
A great blog for those who want a detailed, in-depth analysis of a wide variety of topics, Conversable Economist is a well-written blog which is backed up with statistics and data. Conversable Economist is written by Timothy Taylor, the author of several economics books, a lecturer for the Teaching Company, and Managing Editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives.
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’s blog covers research and field studies in the area of economic poverty—seeking 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. Chris Blattman is a professor in the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago.
THE DANGEROUS ECONOMIST
The Dangerous Economist is a great choice for beginners and students due to its well written and easy to understand explanations. Cyril Morong, a professor of economics at San Antonio College, takes current news stories and uses them to illustrate economic principles in action. These illustrations not only make the concepts easy to understand, but also show how economic principles relate to and affect everyday life.
Econlife is dedicated to connecting economics to 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. Econlife was founded by Elaine Swartz, an economics teacher and the author of Econ 101 1/2. This blog is highly recommended for beginners.
Eggonomics-hard numbers over easy was started as a way for the author to share thoughts, as well as hear other viewpoints and perspectives from blog readers. It is written by Chandni, an economist who focuses on public, developmental, and IO economics.
This blog is written by John P. Palmer and comes to us from Ontario, Canada. Palmer covers economics in relation to current events, as well as other economic ideas, principles, and theories.
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
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 is a great choice. When Ed Dolan started this blog, his goal was to promote economic literacy. And while he expected his readers to mostly consist of economics teachers, he soon realized his blog attracted a much wider audience—most of whom simply wanted to learn more about the economic world around them. Perfect for all skill levels, Ed Dolan’s Econ Blog is something you don’t want to miss.
WOMEN IN ECONOMICS AT BERKELEY
The Women in Economics at Berkeley blog provides academic opportunities and a supportive community for women working toward a Ph.D. in the field of Economics. This blog is dedicated to helping women enter into economics study, complete a Ph.D. program, and move into full professorship positions.
Musings on Economics, Finance, and Life is a highly insightful blog which discusses economics, finance, nature, and life. The blog 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.
ECONOMIC POLICY JOURNAL
Armstrong Economics is an economic forecasting organization based on the cyclical models developed by Martin Armstrong. Their mission is to “remove opinion from forecasting through the use of advanced technical models while educating the public on the underlying trends within the economy.”
NEW ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES
New Economic Perspectives is a blog which focuses on policy advice, economic analysis, and ideas about how policymakers should address pressing economic issues. It provides diverse economic analysis via posts by professional economists, legal scholars, and market professionals. 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.
Chaganomics.com originated as the blog of Chad Hagan and now encompasses four blogs: Chagonomics 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.
BERKELEY ECONOMICS BLOG
This blog is written by economics students at UC Berkeley and was created to “give voice to our scholars’ ideas and opinions in a forum that encourages public comment.” Featuring over 350 authors, Berkeley Blog offers a wide range of authors covering numerous subjects and disciplines.
THE GOLD STANDARD
The Gold Standard Blog is written by Anantha Nageswaran and focuses on Indian economics and financial markets, as well as international economics through the lens of the Indian economy. This is a great blog for anyone wanting a unique perspective on the economics of India, in addition to insight on how the Indian economy relates to the global economy.
Sound Economics is an economics blog that covers economic news, issues, debates, and research. This quality blog is written and run by the students of the University of Puget Sound, and is supervised by Professor Andrew Monaco. The goal of Sound Economics is to “discuss economic issues and economic ways of thinking to a general audience.” Readers are encouraged to participate in the discussion as well, by leaving comments. This is a great blog for general audiences, beginners in economic theory, and readers who want to actively participate in discussions.
ECONOMIC INSTITUTION BLOGS
Economic institution blogs are provided by institutions such as the Mises Institute, VOX EU, the Federal Reserve, and the Center for Economics and Policy Research.
The IMF Blog reflects the International Monetary Fund’s goal of global monetary cooperation and global financial stability. This forum for the views of the staff and officials of the International Monetary Fund features content that is easy to understand, despite being written by some of the world’s top economists. The IMF is based in Washington, D.C. and includes a majority of the world’s countries.
LIBERTY STREET ECONOMICS
Hosted by the New York Federal Reserve and edited by Michael Fleming, Andrew Haughwout, Thomas Klitgaard, and Donald Morgan, the Liberty Street Economics blog features insights and analysis from top economic minds. The majority of the posts are data driven explanations of current economic issues, economic news, economic research, and public policy.
Mises Wire, a publication by the Mises Institute, is a blog which looks at current events and economic trends from a libertarian and Austrian school point view. Austrian and libertarian theory is applied to both current and historical events, economic study, and research.
This blog, from the Center for Economic and Policy Research, does a great job of presenting economic issues in an accurate and easily understandable manner, thus allowing the public to come to their own conclusions regarding economic policy. The CEPR, an organization founded in 1999 to promote democratic debate on important economic issues, focuses its blog on covering the activities and briefings of the CEPR. Mark Weisbrot and Eileen Appelbaum are co-directors of the blog.
Hosted by The Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank, Macroblog posts are written by Dave Altig, John Robertson, and other Atlanta Fed economists and researchers. This interesting blog provides commentary and analysis on economic topics including financial issues, labor economics, inflation, monetary policy, and macroeconomic developments.
Published by the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, a non-profit research and grant making organization, Equitablog focuses on economic growth and equity in the United States. The blog is dedicated to continuing the Washington Center for Equitable Growth’s mission of “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 covers a broad range of economic fields and is popular among public sector, private sector, and academic economists. Their goal is to promote “research-based policy analysis and commentary by leading economists.” This blog, a favorite among students and academic researchers, is edited by Richard Baldwin.
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.
Microeconomic Insights is an excellent resource for those who want to keep up with the field of microeconomic research but don’t have the time to read entire research papers. By providing insights and summaries of current microeconomic research, this blog allows readers to understand the main points and conclusions of important research without the time consuming in-depth reading. Posts cover all areas of microeconomics, including development, health economics, environmental economics, and international trade.
The Bruegel blog contains information on topics including European macroeconomics, global economics, finance, financial regulation, and innovation. Bruegel, a European think tank that specializes in economics, manages this blog. Their mission is “to improve the quality of economic policy with open and fact-based research, analysis, and debate.”
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. A great blog for research into the forces which drive the economy.
INSTITUTE FOR NEW ECONOMIC THINKING
The Institute for New Economic Thinking was founded in the wake of the 2009 financial crisis. This blog reflects the nonpartisan, nonprofit organization’s goals of developing and sharing ideas that repair the economy while promoting prosperity, equality, and justice in society.
Local Futures Blog is committed to renewing “ecological, social, and spiritual well-being by promoting a systemic shift towards economic localization.” They believe in the need to shift away from dependence on global monopolies and toward regional economies that are decentralized. Local Futures was founded by author and filmmaker, Helena Norberg-Hodge. Norberg-Hodge is a proponent of the ‘new economy’ movement and a promoter of the economics of personal, social, and ecological well-being.
Macroeconomics blogs cover more of the “big pictures,” such as the U.S. or world economy as a whole. Many other economic subtopics are discussed as well, including finance, government policy, taxation, GDP, and interest rates.
THE BIG PICTURE
One of the most popular economic blogs on the Internet, Big Picture covers everything from investing and trading to macroeconomics. In fact, TED named this blog one of its Top 100 Websites You Should Know and Use. Big Picture is written by Barry L. Ritholtz, a journalist, author, and founder of Ritholtz Wealth Management.
Calculated Risk is a blog written by Bill McBride which came to fame as a result of McBride’s continued warnings about the dangers of what would eventually become the U.S. housing bubble. One of the best blogs about the U.S. Housing Market, Calculated Risk is known for its unparalleled clarity, ease of understanding, and its ability to get to the heart of economic issues.
Policy Research in Macroeconomics (PRIME) seeks to make economic theories, policies, and ideas understandable to a diverse audience in the hopes that macroeconomic knowledge and its applications will be used to create solutions for economic, social, and ecological problems throughout the world. PRIME is a network of macro and political economists, as well as professionals from related disciplines. Founders of the organization include Professor Victoria Chick, Ann Pettifor, Jeremy Smith, and Geoff Tily.
The Economist’s View is a macroeconomics blog written by Mark Thoma, Professor of Economics at the University of Oregon. In addition to Thoma’s own posts, you’ll find collections of interesting links and detailed analyses of economic events.
GRASPING REALITY WITH THE INVISIBLE HAND
One of the first economics bloggers to appear online, J. Bradford DeLong, a Professor of Economics at U.C. Berkeley, continues to provide interesting and insightful content on macroeconomic issues—year after year. Delong states that his blog shares, “what I am thinking, what I am reading, what I think about what I am reading, and what other smart people think about what I am reading.”
CAPITAL MARKETS & ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
Capital Markets and Economic Analysis discusses commodities such as oil and gold, as well as economic indicators including the stock market. The blog is written by Peter Richardson, an economist with over 50 years of experience in his field. An experienced analyst, economist, portfolio manager, and CIO, Richardson brings his wealth of experience and unique insight into the fascinating blog.
FLASSBECK ECONOMICS INTERNATIONAL
Flassbeck Economics International was founded by German economist and intellectual, Professor Heiner Flassbeck, Director of the Division on Globalization and Development Strategies of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Through this blog, theoretical and empirical works by Flassbeck, Frederike Spiecker, and other top researchers are presented. Much of the work is complex and is, therefore, best suited to advanced students and economic professionals.
THE MONEY ILLUSION
Written by economist, Scott Sumner, the director of the Program on Monetary Policy at the Mercatus Center, the Money Illusion is a blog which focuses primarily on monetary policy and its implications. Sumner came to fame through popularizing the idea of targeting the Nominal GDP, an idea which was later embraced by the Federal Reserve.
ON THE ECONOMY
LONG AND VARIABLE
Although based in the U.K., Long and Variable is much more than a regional economics blog. Covering global monetary policy, this blog draws heavily on author Tony Yates’s extensive experience in the monetary policy field. Yates spent twenty plus years working on monetary issues at the Bank of England and was also a professor of economics at the University of Birmingham in the U.K.
CONFESSIONS OF A SUPPLY-SIDE LIBERAL
According to author, Miles Kimball, this blog “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, while providing original and novel approaches to monetary policy. Kimball is the Eugene D. Eaton Jr. Professor of Economics at the University of Colorado.
Mainly Macro focuses on global macroeconomic issues and is written in fluid style that easy to understand. This near daily blog is written by Professor Simon Wren-Lewis of Oxford University and features crystal clear explanations that appeal to economists and non-economists alike. Whether you’re a skilled economist or just someone interested in economics, there is something for everyone at Mainly Macro.
The purpose of MacroMania is to help people gain a better understanding of the Federal Reserve’s macroeconomic policy. Created by David Andolfatto, Vice President of the St. Louis Fed, MacroMania provides analytical and thorough commentary, without being too difficult 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 offers an extremely in-depth view of current monetary policy and economics. While a top pick for professionals, it is not the best blog for beginners as the math and economic theory are too deep. This fantastic blog is written by Stephen Williamson, former Vice President of the St. Louis Fed.
ROGER FARMER’S ECONOMIC WINDOW
In Roger Farmer’s Economic Window blog, author Roger Farmer shares his views on macroeconomic issues including Federal Reserve policy. Farmer, a Research Director at NIESR, London, Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick in the UK, and Distinguished Professor of Economics at UCLA, considers his views to be a “blend of Keynesian and classical ideas.”
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. This blog is highly navigable, making it a great place to do research and learn about specific economic events. A great choice for beginners, students, and professionals alike, this blog is definitely worth checking out.
Alpha.Sources’s content revolves around author Claus Vistesen’s insightful views and ideas on economics and finance. Vistesen is a Danish economist and Chief Eurozone Economist for Pantheon Macroeconomics. In addition to his economics posts, he also writes fiction and sometimes includes it in his blog as well.
This blog primarily discusses modern monetary theory in global economics. 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 this self-titled macroeconomics focused blog.
True Economics covers economic ideas and analysis of current news stories and global economic events. This highly detailed blog is best suited for those with at least an intermediate knowledge of macroeconomic concepts. This blog 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.
IN THE LONG RUN
In the Long Run covers macroeconomics, finance, and investments. Writer, Colin Lloyd, an expert in financial markets with over 30 years of experience, started this blog to “provide longer term macroeconomic commentary and guidance for financial market investors”.
Nevins Research 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. Daniel Nevins, CFA, is the author and founder of Nevins Research. He 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.
Naked Keynesianism focuses on macroeconomics, economic history, and economic development. Special attention is given to the historical development of economic ideas, as well as to the discipline of economic history—making this blog an excellent resource for anyone interested in learning more about economic history. This blog was founded by Matias Vernengo, a professor of economics at Bucknell University.
THE GRUMPY ECONOMIST
John Cochrane’s posts in this informative blog provide detailed commentary and analysis, backed with data and exceptional reasoning. Topics covered include current economic news, finance, and economic policy. Cochrane is a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford.
Microeconomics blogs discuss economic issues specific to individuals and firms. If macroeconomics blogs are a wide lens, microeconomics blogs are more of a zoomed-in closeup shot of the economy. Their primary focus is on how economics relates 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.
Filled with well thought out posts, Healthcare Economist is an unbiased 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 opinions from either side. This is a great blog for anyone interested in the economics of healthcare.
DR. HOUSING BUBBLE
Dr. Housing Bubble is an anonymous blog which focuses primarily on the Southern California housing market. Though this blog, writers seek to “provide a candid account of what is going on in today’s housing market.” The blog is both easy to follow and highly insightful.
Written by Tim Haab, economics professor at Ohio State University and John Whitehead, economics professor at Appalachian State University, Environmental Economics is an excellent general economics blog that is easy to understand and fun to read. Posts are written in a style that is informative, concise, and sprinkled with just enough humor to keep it interesting.
PETER GORDON’S BLOG
Peter Gordon’s blog primarily discusses urban economics, especially in regard to the study of how cities evolve and grow. Much attention is also given to the “sprawl” debate. Peter Gordon is a Professor Emeritus at U.S.C.’s Sol Price School of Public Policy. This is a great blog for anyone interested in the field of urban economics.
THE INCIDENTAL ECONOMIST
The Incidental Economist is a healthcare economics blog which is committed to helping readers understand the U.S. healthcare system. Written by over half a dozen regular contributors, all of which are experts in healthcare economics, Incidental Economist strives to empower readers to be informed participants in the ongoing healthcare debate. Austin Frakt and Aaron Carroll are Editors in Chief, with Adrianna McIntyre serving as Managing Editor.
THE ACADEMIC HEALTH ECONOMISTS’ BLOG
Focusing primarily on current events in healthcare economics, the Academic Health Economists’ blog, edited by Chris Samson and Sam Watson, fosters unbiased debate on health economics by sharing a wide variety of viewpoints and opinions from various economists and researchers.
AN ECONOMIC VIEW OF THE ENVIRONMENT
An Economic View of The Environment focuses on the economics of global environmental and energy issues. Written by Robert Stavins, a professor at Harvard University and Director of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program, this blog is an excellent choice for anyone interested in the interrelation of economics and environmental issues.
Urbanomics deals with the economics of urbanization and macroeconomic trends. Author, Gulzar Natarajan, presents arguments that are both well researched and well 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.
THE ECONOMIC HISTORIAN
The Economic Historian is a blog dedicated to understanding how the global economy was constructed, who constructed it, and the purpose of its construction. Discussions include how the market and the state interact, how this interaction is influenced by the shifting power of various groups, and how the rules of exchange are set politically. The Economic Historian is edited by Johnny Fulfer and Donni Wang, author of Before the Market: the Political Economy of Olympianism.
Stochastic Trend discusses energy and environmental economics issues, with econometrics and modeling as a basis for its arguments. The information, while informative, is highly technical and, therefore, recommended only for those with a strong background in econometrics, statistics, and modeling. Stochastic Trend is written by David Stern, an Energy and Environmental Economist at the Australian National University.
ENVIRONMENTAL AND URBAN ECONOMICS
Environmental and Urban Economics addresses environmental and urban issues from an environmental perspective. This blog is written by Matthew Kahn, a professor of economics at USC. This is an excellent choice for economists interested in the environment and the economic impact of environmental issues.
The perfect blog for anyone interested in water management and its economic effects, Aguanomics 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.
No Hesitations is a highly technical blog which discusses focused statistics and econometrics—therefore, it is recommended only for those with advanced knowledge of economics and mathematics. This blog is especially recommended for those wanting to learn more about dynamic predictive modeling in economics and finance. No Hesitations is written by Francis Diebold, a Professor of Economics, Finance, and Statistics at the University of Pennsylvania.
Developing Economics is edited by its founder, Ingrid Harvold Kvangraven, a Lecturer in International Development at the University of York. Through posts from various contributors, this blog focuses on economic development and is designed to foster debate and reflection among professionals—whether academics or practitioners—in the economic development field.
Triple Crisis is a joint project of the Political Economy Research Institute, GDAE, Economic Research Foundation, and the Heinrich Boell Foundation, in addition to partnerships with a variety of institutions. This blog is primarily about finance, development, and the environment. Triple Crisis is co-coordinated by Gerald Epstein and Jayati Ghosh, with Gerald Epstein serving as Managing Editor. Many contributing authors also write for this blog, making it a diverse and thought provoking resource.
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. Because of the complex mathematics, this blog is not recommended for beginners.
STATISTICAL MODELING, CAUSAL INFERENCE, AND SOCIAL SCIENCE
Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science is a statistics focused 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 excellent, but highly technical blog, also features posts from Bob Carpenter, Aleks Jakulin, Phil Price, Michael Betancourt, and Aki Vehtari.
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 in an effort to help them make informed decisions.
Created to counter the underreporting of Wall Street by the mainstream media, Naked Capitalism focuses on finance, economic news, analysis, related legal issues, and ethical issues on Wall Street and in the banking industry. This popular blog is written by a range of economic experts and features varying insights into the economics of Wall Street.
Covering economics, monetary policy, central banking, and finance, Moneyness is an economics blog by J.P. Koning. This fascinating blog offers a unique perspective to money-related issues and explains complex ideas with clarity and ease—making it a great resource for anyone interested in finance and monetary policy.
DASH OF INSIGHT
In Dash of Insight, author Jeff Miller offers explanations and approaches to trading and investing that are highly detailed but easy to understand. A CEO, consultant, former college professor, and public policy analyst, Miller uses his blog to share his extensive knowledge and insight into market and economic trends.
THE BONDDAD BLOG
This weekly economic review on international economics, economic trends, the bond market, and equity is an invaluable resource. Bonddad Blog features highly detailed reviews and other interesting content. The Bonddad Blog is authored by F. Hale Stewart, a financial advisor, attorney, and author.
Posts on this site excel in the analysis of daily news from an economic perspective. This blog is also updated frequently and features the most current information. Econospeak is a multi-author blog and an excellent resource for those with a strong economics background. It is not recommended for beginners, however, as it tends to contain complex material.
MONEY, BANKING, AND FINANCIAL MARKETS
Money, Banking, and Financial Markets blog focuses on teaching finance and economics, making it a great blog for anyone wanting to learn more about the finance aspect of economics. This blog was created by Stephen G. Cecchetti , a Professor of International Economics at the Brandeis International Business School, and Kermit L. Schoenholtz, a Professor of Management Practice 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, this blog focuses on general finance and economic education.
Coppola Comment features neutral, nonpolitical posts about finance and economics. Frances Coppola—a Forbes and BBC contributor, as well as an FT blogger—writes posts that are thoughtful and well-researched, making this a blog you don’t want to miss. Coppola, who considers herself “politically non-aligned and economically neutral,” eliminates political bias, allowing her knowledge and insight to shine through.
CAPITAL EBBS AND FLOWS
Capital Ebbs and Flows is a blog that discusses issues, trends, and analyses in financial globalization. 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.
DR. ED’S BLOG
Dr. Ed’s Blog is an invaluable resource which provides excerpts from his company’s research service, made available for free for business and investment professionals alike. Dr. Ed Yardeni is the President and Chief Investment Strategist of Yardeni Research, Inc., a company that focuses on economics research and independent investment strategy. This is a truly valuable and free tool you won’t want to miss.
Credit Writedowns features content from various authors on subjects including the global economy, finance, housing, markets, general economics, economic history, government statistics, employment, and politics. This blog was founded by Edward Harrison, a diplomat, investor, and contributor to the BBC, CNBC, Fox, and other media outlets.
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, India, and the U.K., among others.
Mostly Economics is a regional economics blog which focuses on economics in India. Written by economist, Amol Agrawal, currently a faculty member at Ahmedabad University, Mostly Economics is a top pick for anyone interested in economic issues related to India. This highly rated blog covers a wide range of economic topics but focuses primarily on issues and happenings involving the Indian economy.
WORTHWHILE CANADIAN INITIATIVE
Another excellent regional blog, the Worthwhile Canadian Initiative is a self-proclaimed “mainly Canadian economics blog”. Written by a group of intelligent and informed economists, this blog features interesting posts, analyses, and statistics which provide insight into various areas of economics in Canada. Topics include healthcare, finance, housing, and more.
STUMBLING AND MUMBLING
Often critical, but always well informed and provocative, 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 presents a ‘hold no punches’ view of British politics and economic policy.
A great blog for anyone wanting to glimpse into the economics and politics of Australia, this regional blog is written by John Quiggin, Professor of Economics at the University of Queensland.
Created by economists, Eric Crampton, Chief Economist with The New Zealand Initiative in Wellington and Adjunct Senior Fellow, and the late Dr. Seamus Hogan, this New Zealand based blog explores a wide range of fascinating topics from sports economics, to housing, and much more. Quick witted and entertaining to read, Offsetting Behaviour provides easy to follow analysis of a wide range of economic topics.
Written by John Kay, a journalist for the Financial Times, author, academic, businessman, and one of Britain’s leading economists, this blog discusses the complex relationships between business and economics. Kay is highly regarded for his ability to illustrate complex ideas in a clear, concise, and easy to understand fashion. If you’re looking for a blog that makes the complex succinct and understandable, this is a great choice.