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Noah Smith

These Are the Econ Blogs You Need to Read

Few other academic disciplines have taken to blogging like economics.
The world of economics awaits.

The world of economics awaits.

Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

In a piece earlier this month, I declared that blogging wasn’t dead, that it would be more about discussions and arguments, and that bloggers would be more specialized. As a follow-up, I thought it would be good to give Bloomberg View readers a quick guide to the best that the economics corner of the blogosphere has to offer. 

Economics has taken to the blog format like no other discipline, and some of the biggest and most important policy arguments of the financial crisis got hashed out on the blogs rather than in the academic journals. So if you’re at all interested in smart economics commentary, here is a baker’s dozen of the blogs you should be reading. I’m limiting the list to independent bloggers who don’t have a regular major media platform (so no Paul Krugman -- but you already know Paul Krugman).