Economist blogs Part I

August 17, 2009Jon Brooks Comments Off

With so much ink and and so many electronic bytes being devoted to the economy by the media, we thought it would be interesting to see what the professionals — economists — have to say about it themselves. Here’s the first group we took a look at:

  • Grasping Reality with Both Hands – U.C. Berkeley economics professor Brad DeLong offers saucy opinions on topics like his antipathy toward Washington Post columnist David Broder, an historical antecedent to the Birther movement, and the current demagoguery on display in the health care free-for-all.
  • Greg Mankiw’s Blog – Mankiw was the chairman of President George W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisors and is currently a professor of economics at Harvard. Sub-titled “Random Observations for Students of Economics,” Mankiw’s posts try to make sense of arcane topics like the carbon tax and the core reasons behind the great schism over health care reform.
  • Nourel Roubini’s Global EconoMonitor – From a Fortune magazine article titled Eight Who Saw the Crisis Coming – “In 2005, Roubini said home prices were riding a speculative wave that would soon sink the economy. Back then the professor was called a Cassandra. Now he’s a sage.” His latest post argues that economic recovery has not yet begun and that a double-dip recession is a real possibility. Oy.
  • We’ll continue our survey of economy blogs in the days to come.

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