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11 blogs about Economics.

  1. Conversable Economist
    In Hume’s spirit, I will attempt to serve as an ambassador from my world of economics, and help in “finding topics of conversation fit for the entertainment of rational creatures.”. By Timothy Taylor. 🇺🇸 More info

    Puzzles about Immigration and Crime
    In public opinion polls, one of the primary concerns about rising levels of immigration is the extent to which it might increase crime rates. But several puzzles arise here. The evidence that immigration systematically leads …
    By conversableeconomist, 870 words
  2. Coppola Comment
    Finance, economics and music. By Frances Coppola. 🇬🇧 More info

    The tragedy of Gaza
    Dear friends, I said I wouldn't post any more on this site. But Elon Musk doesn't like me posting Substack links on Twitter. And Substack itself is a mess. The home page looks amateurish, and …
    By Frances Coppola, 352 words
  3. Econbrowser
    Analysis of current economic conditions and policy. By James D. Hamilton, Menzie Chinn. 🇺🇸 More info

    CFNAI for January, WEI for mid-February
    Economic growth slightly below trend. CFNAI-MA3 is -0.02, so slightly below trend in January — but still above the -0.07 threshold for contraction. WEI y/y growth is 1.87% for week ending 2/17.
    By Menzie Chinn, 40 words
  4. EconLog - Econlib
    Bloggers … write on topical economics of interest to them, illuminating subjects from politics and finance, to recent films and cultural observations, to history and literature. 🇺🇸 More info

    Is the value of gold stable?
    Under the international gold standard, the price level tended to be relatively stable in the very long run. There were often significant changes up and down on a year-to-year basis, but over much longer periods …
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  5. The Enlightened Economist
    Economics and business books. By Diane Coyle. 🇬🇧 More info

    Markets won’t save humanity
    In his series of books (Banking Across Boundaries, Rentier Capitalism, The New Enclosure, Our Lives in Their Portfolios) Brett Christophers has provided a forensic analysis of the fundamental plumbing of the global and (especially) UK …
    By Diane Coyle, 606 words
  6. The Irish Economy
    Commentary, information, and intelligent discourse about the Irish economy. 🇮🇪 More info

    Education, higher and otherwise
    There have been recent controversies and scandals in higher education in the United States. Many contributors and readers of this blog have (Irish) university connections. Is there a discussion needed about the relevance, or not, …
    By Cathal Guiomard, 364 words
  7. mainly macro
    Comment on macroeconomic issues. By Simon Wren-Lewis. 🇬🇧 More info

    Detoxifying government debt, part 1. Debt is also an asset
    Perhaps Labour scaling back its proposed green investment is just a pre-election ploy, and will have no implications for what they do in government. Perhaps. But perhaps they genuinely think the country can only afford …
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  8. Marginal REVOLUTION
    Small Steps Toward A Much Better World. By Tyler Cowen, Alex Tabarrok. 🇺🇸 More info

    Very good sentences
    Yesterday, someone asked me to elaborate on talent picking and why “narrowing the subset” matters. It’s easier to pick the best talent from a subset of 10 versus 100 or 1000. You’d think seeing 1000 …
    By Tyler Cowen, 155 words
  9. Stumbling and Mumbling
    An extremist, not a fanatic. By Chris Dillow. 🇬🇧 More info

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    The politics of stagnation
    The government is changing the rules of the work capability assessment in an effort to push more people into work and thinking of cutting benefits. There's a link between this and those incessant scam phone …
    By chris, 1,242 words
  10. Tim Harford | Articles
    The Undercover Economist. 🇬🇧 More info

    The secret to finding the best idea ever? First think about the absolute worst
    When he first heard the music, Brian Eno grabbed a copy of the single and ran to find David Bowie. “I’ve found the sound of the future,” he breathlessly announced. It was 1977, and the …
    By Tim Harford, 1,093 words
  11. Uneasy Money
    Commentary on monetary policy in the spirit of R. G. Hawtrey. By David Glasner. 🇺🇸 More info

    T. C. Koopmans Demolishes the Phillips Curve as a Guide to Policy
    Nobel Laureate T. C. Koopmans wrote one of the most famous economics articles of the twentieth century, “Measurement Without Theory,” a devastating review of an important, and in many ways useful and meritorious, study of …
    By David Glasner, 1,136 words