Author: Antonio Fatas Frequency: Bi-Monthly Comments: Few
Fatas' blog focuses on European fiscal and monetary policy. It is a great resource for anybody who wants to know more about the challenges facing the Euro zone and the economic imbalances between the core and periphery.
Authors: Don Boudreaux, George Mason University and Russ Roberts, Stanford University Frequency: Daily Comments: Few
Café Hayek, as the name suggests, is a blog that leans towards Austrian economics. It tries to make a case for a more liberal approach to policy and favors less regulation. Whether or not you agree with the blog's position, I suggest visiting it just for the insightful quotes of the day.
Author: Bill McBride, Independent Frequency: Daily Comments: None
The blog was started in 2005 because McBride wanted to warn us about the brewing housing bubble. Ever since, he wrote concise and accessible analysis of important economic development, with an emphasis on the housing market.
Author: Mark Perry, University of Michigan Frequency: Daily Comments: Many
Humans are visual creatures, but economists typically like to talk in equations and professional jargon. Mark Perry seized this opportunity by creating a beautiful blog which shows a visual representation of economic developments through graphs and infographics.
Confessions of a Supply Side Liberal
Author: Miles Kimball, University of Michigan Frequency: Daily Comments: Few
Confessions of a Supply-Side Liberal is my type of blog. Miles Kimball presents quirky real life topics such as the pros and cons of the tipping culture or tips for living in a deflationary environment. Overall, the blog has a strong focus on finance and education.
Conscience of a Liberal
Author: Paul Krugman, Princeton University Frequency: Daily Comments: Many
Nobel prize winner, Paul Krugman is a very controversial figure in economics for his outspoken disgust for right wing policies and the Republican Party. His incredibly popular blog has a strong focus on American politics and its impact on domestic and international economic stability.
Author: Timothy Taylor, Managing Editor of the Journal of Economics Perspective Frequency: Daily Comments: None
Conversable Economics consists of short blog posts about a wide range of subjects including labor, monetary and health economics. Taylor's experience as managing director of a major journal is obvious because, even if the articles are concise, he always backs his analysis with quotations and data (aka evidence).
Author: Roger Farmer, University of California Los Angeles Frequency: Bi-Monthly Comments: Few
In addition to all its jokes and funny graphics, Economic Window remains an insightful macroeconomics blog. The great thing about it is that Roger Farmer tries hard not to be an ideologue but bases his analysis on a unique blend of Keynesian and classical ideas.
Author: Mark Thoma, University of Oregon Frequency: Daily Comments: Many
Mark Thoma's Economist's View is one of the pillar of the economics blogosphere. Besides writing a number of long articles on macroeconomics, he publishes on a daily basis a list of intersting bog posts, focusing mainly on independent blogs. So if you have your own blog, feed him your articles.
Author: Brad DeLong, University of California Berkley Frequency: Daily Comments: Many
Brad DeLong, acclaimed financial economist and economic historian, was one of the first bloggers ever. The writing style can be a bit technical, but it is extremely well thought out.
Greg Mankiw's Blog
Author: Greg Mankiw, Harvard University Frequency: Bi-Weekly Comments: None
Much like the title of this blog, Mankiw posts no-nonsense concise yet intersting posts that are useful for novices and experts. I have a soft spot for this blog because, like almost anybody who studied economics in the past 15 years, Mankiw was the author of my introduction to economics textbook.
House of Debt
Authors: Atif Mian, Princeton University and Amir Sufy, University of Chicago Frequency: Bi-Monthly Comments: Many
Mian and Sufy are leading experts on the macroeconomic effect of private debt. Their blog's focus is on explaining the causes and effects of the 2008 financial crisis and brainstorming mitigating policies.
Economics and Thought
Author: Evan Soltas, Contributor at Bloomberg View Frequency: Bi-Weekly Comments: Medium
Evan Soltas, unlike most bloggers on this list is not a Professor, but he is pursuing a Major in Economics at Princeton University. As a result, he brings a fresh look free from much bias. I enjoy this blog because the articles, which cover a wide range of issues, are concise yet packed with insightful analysis.
Long and Variable
Author: Tony Yates, University of Birmigham Frequency: Daily Comments: Medium
Tony Yates is an incredible debater and insightful macroeconomist. Most of his posts consist of sharply written responses to commentators and other bloggers. These back and forth are invaluable in allowing readers to understand arguments from multiple perspectives.
Author: David Andolfatto, Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Vice-President) Frequency: Bi-Monthly Comments: Few
MacroMania is a macroeconomics blog geared towards academia. and is heavy with equations, graphs and models. Posts are relatively infrequent but when Andolfatto publishes them, they dive deep into theory.
Authors: Tyler Cowen, George Mason University and Alex Tabarrok, George Mason University Frequency: Daily Comments: Many
Marginal Revolution is another pillar in economics. The authors post a number of excerpts from both academic journals and commercial publications, in additional to quirky articles on current affairs. However, what brings me back are the interesting discussions in the comments section.
Author: Lars Christensen, Head of Emerging Markets Research at Danske Bank Frequency: Daily Comments: Few
Christensen's blog looks at monetary policy in a historical context, but also how more contemporary developments in monetary theory and policy will affect the economy.
Author: Bill Woolsey, The Citadel Frequency: Monthly Comments: Few
Although articles are published infrequently and at unpredictable time intervals, this blog is still worth the visit. It is a collection of musings on economics and politics, with a special interest in free banking and monetary disequilibrium.
Author: Craig Newmark, North Carolina State University Frequency: Daily Comments: Few
Don't get too excited, this is not the Craig Newmark who created Craigslist (on the other hand, the blog is much more visually pleasing). This is an easy to read and non-technical look at current affairs from an economist perspective. Highly recommended.
Authors: Cass R. Sunstein, Harvard University and Richard H. Thaler, University of Chicago Frequency: Bi-Monthly Comments: Many
The Nudge blog is the online companion to Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein's "Nudge". Here you'll find much more about nudging, choice architecture, libertarian paternalism, and many other terms you won't read about in standard economics books.
Author: Julien Noizet, Independent Frequency: Weekly Comments: Few
Spontaneous Finance is considered by some analysts the best blog on banking. Noizet tries to reinject some classical liberal, free-market and laissez-faire ideas in today's debate on banking and finance, in the tradition of thinkiers such as Von Mises, Hayek, Buchanan, Friedman, Mill, Bastiat and Voltaire.
Steve Keen's Debtwatch
Author: Steve Keen, University of Western Sydney Frequency: Bi-Weekly Comments: None
Keen attempts to explain the causes of the current global financial crisis and warn about our over reliance on debt financing. It is a great blog for anybody interested in the quantification of financial risk.
The Big Picture
Author: Barry Riholtz, CIO of Riholtz Wealth Management Frequency: Daily Comments: Few
TV personality, blogger and podcaster, Barry Riholtz' has been observing capital markets for 20 years. His blog has a holistic approach to financial and trends analysis, and ihas fantastic infographics .
The Grumpy Economist
Author: John Cochrane, University of Chicago Frequency: Daily Comments: Medium
The Grumpy Economist is a right leaning blog about financial economics, macroeconomics and public policy. It caters to the academic crow and the analysis is often backed with graphs, equations and empirical data.
The Money Illusion
Authors: Scott Sumner, George Mason University Frequency: Daily Comments: Medium
As the name suggests, Scott Sumner's blog is focused on monetary economics. It is an essential reference for anybody who is interested in Central Banking. In fact, many of his ideas were actually adopted by central bankers, inclding targetting the Nominal Gross Domestic Product.
Why Nations Fail
Authors: Daron Acemoglu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and James Robinson, Harvard University Frequency: Weekly Comments: None
Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson are the co-authors of the best selling book "Why Nations Fail" and are two of economics' super stars. Their blog is quite unique, and unlike their peers who deal with macro and microeconomics, it focuses on governance and the political economy.
Worthwhile Canadian Initiative
Authors: Frances Wolley, Carleton University, Stephen Gordon, Université de Laval and Nick Rowe, Carleton University Fequency: Gi-Weekly Comments: Many
The worthwhile Canadian initiative was to have three creative academics compile their thoughts experiment. Although discussions are slightly biased towards Canadian issues, the trio still manages to cover the whole spectrum of economics sub-categories.
Thoughts from the Post 2008 World
Author: Yanis Varoufakis, former Finance Minister of Greece Frequency: Bi-Weekly Comments: Medium
It always surprises me how little attention this blog attracts in the economics blogsphere. I would highly suggest it to anybody who is interested in the Euro crisis and the future of the peripheral economies. But most of all it sheds a light to the question that the whole world asked in 2015: "What are those Greeks thinking"!