Econ blogging (WSJ)

"Economists join blogging frontier" according to the Wall Street Journal (Aug. 11, 2005, C3). Prominent economists and even the Federal Reserve have started blogging, on topics ranging from the rise in oil prices to the future of interest rates.

The most popular blogs are still the ones on politics, but economists are making headway. Blogs of Brad DeLong , professor of economics at UC-Berkeley, and Barry Ritholtz, chief market stategist at the Maxim Group and blogger of The Big Picture, have cracked the top 100, according to the truth laid bear which tracks blog traffic.

The Web is ideal for economists. Most of their audience surf the Internet and they themselves do a lot of their work online.
"I haven't stepped foot in a library in five years," says Nouriel Roubini, associate professor of economics at New York University's Stern School of Business and founder of the site Roubini Global Economics Monitor), a one-stop Web site of economics research and blogs.


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