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This page has a large number of links to a variety of economic blogs, covering a wide range of opinions. The thoughts contained in these blogs do not reflect the opinions of InsideBanking. They have been divided into various categories. Whatever your political and economic beliefs, you will find one or more of these blogs to be of your liking. If you have any suggestions, just email us and we will be sure to include them shortly.

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Political

 

Businomics Blog - by Bill Conerly. Dr. Bill Conerly is the principal of Conerly Consulting LLC, which helps business leaders make more profitable decisions through a better understanding of the economy. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Duke University. He was previously Senior Vice President at First Interstate Bank.

 

DataPoints - The Dismal Scientist Blog by Moody's Analytics. Andrew Cassel is editor in chief of the Dismal Scientist for Moody's Analytics. He spent 25 years as a business reporter, editor and columnist for daily newspapers, including the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Miami Herald. He has an A.B. from Dartmouth College.

 

Asymmetrical Information - a blog by Megan McArdle of The Atlantic. Megan McArdle is the business and economics editor for The Atlantic. She has worked at three start-ups, a consulting firm, an investment bank, a disaster recovery firm at Ground Zero, and the Economist

 

Daniel Drezner - produces a Blog for Foreign Policy Magazine. He is professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a senior editor at The National Interest. Prior to Fletcher, he taught at the University of Chicago and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Drezner has received fellowships from the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the Council on Foreign Relations, and Harvard University. He has previously held positions with Civic Education Project, the RAND Corporation, and the Treasury Department.

 

Failure of Capitalism - a blog by Richard Posner at The Atlantic. Richard Posner is an author and federal appeals court judge. He has written more than 2500 published judicial opinions and continues to teach at the University of Chicago Law School.

 

Paul Krugman - NY Times columnist's blog. Paul Krugman joined The New York Times in 1999 as a columnist on the Op-Ed Page and continues as professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton University. Mr. Krugman received his B.A. from Yale University in 1974 and his Ph.D. from MIT in 1977. He has taught at Yale, MIT and Stanford. At MIT he became the Ford International Professor of Economics.

 

Kudlow's Money Politics - is a blog by Lawrence Kudlow, the host of CNBC’s primetime “The Kudlow Report” and co-host of CNBC’s “The Call”.
 

News-Related

 

Baseline Scenario - A group blog that includes MIT and London School of Economics authors.The Baseline Scenario is dedicated to explaining some of the key issues in the global economy and developing concrete policy proposals. Since it was launched in September 2008, this blog has been cited by virtually every major newspaper, Internet site, and blog covering economic and financial issues.

 

Cafe Hayek - Cafe Hayek is part of the Library of Economics and Liberty website. Its written by Don Boudreaux Russ Roberts of George Mason University.

 

Digital Rules - is a blog provided by Forbes Magazine dealing with topical information.

Legal

 

Bank Lawyer's Blog - Produced by Kevin Funnell, an attorney who represents Banks and other businesses, primarily in the areas of contracts, electronic commerce, internet activities and regulatory compliance. This blog provides a forum for Mr. Funnell to comment on the law and other personal interests.

Miscellaneous Economics

 

Freakonomics - a blog by the book's authors, Levitt and Dubner. This blog, begun in 2005, is meant to keep the conversation going.

 

Adam Smith Blog - from the Adam Smith Institute, UK's leading libertarian think tank. It engineers policies to increase Britain's economic competitiveness.

 

Chmura Economics Blog provides applied economic consulting, quantitative research, and software solutions requiring the integration of advanced economic analysis.

 

Coordination Problem - a blog by Pete Boettke of George Mason University Chris Coyne of West Virginia University, Steve Horwitz of St Lawrence University, Peter Leeson of George Mason University, David Prychitko of Northern Michigan University, and Frederic Sautet of Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

 

Big Picture - This blog represents the thoughts and interests of Mr. Ritholtz, CEO and Director of Equity Research at http://www.fusioniqrank.com/ Fusion IQ, an online quantitative research firm. A frequent commentator on economic data and financial markets, Barry L. Ritholtz is a regular guest on CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox, CNN, ABC, CBS, PBS, MSNBC, and C/SPAN.

 

Carpe Diem - Mark J. Perry's Blog for Economics and Finance. Dr. Mark J. Perry is a full professor of economics at the Flint campus of The University of Michigan, where he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in economics and finance since 1996. Starting in the fall of 2009, Perry has also held a joint appointment as a scholar at The American Enterprise Institute.

 

Club for Growth Blog - Club for Growth is a national network of thousands of pro-growth Americans, from all walks of life, who believe that prosperity and opportunity come through economic freedom. We work to promote public policies that encourage a high growth economy and a swift return to America's founding principles primarily through legislative involvement, issue advocacy, research, training and educational activity.

 

EconBrowser - Analysis of current economic conditions and policy by James D. Hamilton, a Professor of Economics at the University of California, San Diego and Menzie Chinn, Professor of Public Affairs and Economics at the University of Wisconsin

 

EconLog - is a blog by Arnold Kling and Bryan Caplan, is dedicated to advancing the study of economics, markets, and liberty. It offers a unique combination of resources for students, teachers, researchers, and aficionados of economic thought.

 

Economic Development Leader - is a blog by Don Iannone that focuses on regional economic development issues. Don Iannone is an economic development consultant, writer, poet and photographer living in Greater Cleveland.

 

Economics Roundtable - "The Economics Roundtable provides a forum for discussion of economics. Your host is Professor William R. Parke of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill."

 

Economists View - is a blog by Mark Thoma, Professor at the University of Oregon, Department of Economics

 

EconTalk - Economic podcasts for daily life, hosted by Russ Roberts. The Library of Economics and Liberty is dedicated to advancing the study of economics, markets, and liberty. It offers a unique combination of resources for students, teachers, researchers, and aficionados of economic thought.

 

Fama-French Forum - Eugene Fama,The Robert R. McCormick Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Kenneth French, The Carl E. and Catherine M. Heidt Professor of Finance at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

 

Keith Hennessey - a Guide to American Economic Policy. Keith Hennessey served as the senior White House economic advisor to President George W. Bush.  His job was to coordinate economic policy for the President, including macroeconomic issues, financial markets and institutions, tax policy, energy and climate change, health care, pensions, Social Security and Medicare reform, housing, transportation, technology and telecommunications, and agriculture.

 

Knowledge Problem - is a blog by Lynne Kiesling, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics at Northwestern University, and in the Social Enterprise at Kellogg (SEEK) program in the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

 

Greg Mankiw's Blog - Random Observations for Students of Economics by professor Greg Mankiw of Harvard University.

 

Marginal Revolution - is a blog by Tyler Cowen, a professor in the Department of Economics at George Mason University and Alex Tabarrok, holder of the Bartley J. Madden Chair in Economics at the Mercatus Center and an associate professor of economics at George Mason University.

 

Donald Marron's Blog - is about economics, finance and life. Donald Baron is the director of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center (based at the Urban Institute) and a visiting professor at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute, where he teaches microeconomics and public finance.

 

Bob McTeer's Blog - provides insights on taxes, economy, monetary policy and education. Bob McTeer is a Distinguished Fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA), covering macro-economic issues, including monetary policy, fiscal policy, tax and education policy.Before becoming Chancellor of the Texas A&M University System, Bob had a 36-year career with the Federal Reserve System, including 14 years as President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and member of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC).

 

New Deal 2.0 - is a one-stop-shop for current news, fresh insight, sharp analysis of the country’s fiscal crisis — and the people and policies that offer potential solutions. A project of the Roosevelt Institute, ND2.0 brings you commentary from the country’s leading thinkers: economists, historians, political scientists, policy experts and elected officials.

 

Center for Effective Government (OMB Watch) - is a nonprofit research and advocacy organization, was formed in 1983 to lift the veil of secrecy shrouding the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). OMB oversees federal regulation, the budget, information collection and dissemination, proposed legislation, testimony by agencies, and much more.

 

Organizations and Markets - was created in April 2006 by Nicolai J. Foss and Peter G. Klein, professors with research interests spanning organizational economics, strategic management, entrepreneurship, innovation, the economics of institutions, and the history, philosophy, and sociology of science. Foss teaches management at the Copenhagen Business School and Klein teaches economics at the University of Missouri, giving the blog an international and interdisciplinary orientation.

 

Robert Reich's Blog - This is a personal blog by Robert Reich, the nation's 22nd Secretary of Labor and is a professor at the University of California at Berkeley.

 

Tax Vox - the tax and fiscal policy blog of the Tax Policy Center, a joint venture of the Urban Institute and Brookings Institution. The Center is made up of nationally recognized experts in tax, budget, and social policy who have served at the highest levels of government.

 

Economics One, by John Taylor.  John Taylor is the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University and the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution.

 

Vox - is a policy portal featuring research-based analysis and commentary from Europe's leading economists, set up by the

Centre for Economic Policy Research (http://www.CEPR.org) in conjunction with a consortium of European national sites. Vox aims to promote research-based policy analysis and commentary by leading scholars.

Other Economic Blogs

 

Angry Bear - "slightly left of center economic commentary". Owned and managed by Daniel Crawford since 2007, the Angry Bear has half a dozen contributors including a tax law expert, a historian, PhDs in economics, business consultants and financial professionals.

 

Creative Class Group - by Richard Florida, author of the global best-seller, The Rise of the Creative Class and Who's Your City?, a national and international best seller and amazon.com book of the month. His new book, The Great Reset, explains how new ways of living and working will drive post-crash prosperity.
Demography Matters Blog is a loose network of demographers, economists, and other social scientists who share a number of ideas in common.

 

Ecology and Economics - The Ecological Economics web-log is designed to daylight and refine economists’ and ecologists' views, agreements, and disagreements on current environmental and natural resource issues. We also hope this blog will help ecological economics ideas gain traction in social and political discussion and policy making.

 

Statistical Modeling - group blog from Columbia led by Andrew Gelman, a professor of political science and director of the Applied Statistics Center at Columbia University. He has received the Outstanding Statistical Application award from the American Statistical Association, the award for best article published in the American Political Science Review, and the Council of Presidents of Statistical Societies award for outstanding contributions by a person under the age of 40.

From the Fed

 

Midwest Economy - a blog from the FRB of Chicago, by Bill Testa.

 

MacroBlog - The Atlanta Fed's macroblog provides commentary on economic topics including monetary policy, macroeconomic developments, financial issues and Southeast regional trends.