Science, Tech, Math › Social Sciences Top 10 Economics Blogs You're Not Visiting (But Should Be) Share Flipboard Email Print Social Sciences Economics U.S. Economy Employment Supply & Demand Psychology Sociology Archaeology Environment Ergonomics Maritime By Mike Moffatt Professor of Business, Economics, and Public Policy Ph.D., Business Administration, Richard Ivey School of Business M.A., Economics, University of Rochester B.A., Economics and Political Science, University of Western Ontario Mike Moffatt, Ph.D., is an economist and professor. He teaches at the Richard Ivey School of Business and serves as a research fellow at the Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management. our editorial process Mike Moffatt Updated March 17, 2017 Follows is a list of lesser known economics blogs that I quite enjoy. There are only three criteria for being included in the list: The blog has to discuss economics (though it can discuss other issues as well)I must regularly visit the blog (obviously)It cannot be in the Top 20 of Aaron Schiff's blog ranking as of Dec. 4, 2007 There are also many other great economics blogs out there, so I definitely encourage you to poke around and see what else you find! 01 of 10 ArgMax Dec 3 Schiff Ranking Why I visit : Among other things, ArgMax has intelligent discussion of economic policy from (in my view) a slightly left-of-centre view. A lot of the better U.S. economics blogs seem to be written by Republicans (not that there's anything wrong with that!), so guys like Irons and Brad De Long make for a welcome counterbalance. 02 of 10 CARPE DIEM Dec 3 Schiff Ranking Why I visit : I enjoy the analysis of U.S. economic data on issues such as housing prices, GDP growth, oil prices, employment, etc. Infectious optimism about the future of the U.S. economy provides a good counterpoint to Nouriel Roubini (who I also enjoy). 03 of 10 Division of Labor Dec 3 Schiff Ranking Why I visit : A very frequently updated site that discusses a lot of political and economic issues. I particularly enjoy entries where they consider what was happening 100 years ago (in the year 1907) and how they relate to do. My own view is that a lot of economic discussions lack a historical perspective, so I particularly enjoy this look to the past. 04 of 10 EclectEcon Dec 3 Schiff Ranking Why I visit : Often deviates from talking about economics, but the deviations are enjoyable as well. Discusses legal issues and property rights more often than most econ blogs, so if that is your cup of tea, it is worth visiting. Prof. Palmer is on the short-list with Steven Landsburg of my all-time favorite personalities in economics. 05 of 10 Economic Investigations Dec 3 Schiff Ranking Why I visit : Unlike most economics blogs, Economic Investigations is deeply rooted in discussing economics as it is practiced in high level journals. The site certainly is not for everyone, but if you want high level discussion of macroeconomic models, Economic Investigations is the place to go. 06 of 10 Economics Roundtable Dec 3 Schiff Ranking Why I visit : It isn't an economics blog per se, rather Economics Roundtable is a site that aggregates RSS feeds from a wide variety of sites, allowing readers to get up-to-date commentary on a wide variety of economics topics. I find it particularly useful after a big piece of news comes out, such as a Fed rate cut. By going to Economics Roundtable you can see which sites have entries about that news and get commentary from a wide variety of sources. 07 of 10 Free Exchange Dec 3 Schiff Ranking Why I visit The Economist . I am surprised it is not more popular. If you enjoy the magazine, you will likely enjoy the blog. One thing I find frustrating about both the magazine and the blog is that they do not disclose the author of the piece - so you do not know who is writing what. 08 of 10 Reviving Economics Dec 3 Schiff Ranking Why I visit : Garth, the blogger at Reviving Economics may be the only economist out there who is arguing for improved CAFE standards rather than carbon taxes, cap-and-trade, or 'do nothing' to reduce CO2 emissions. While I entirely disagree with him, he makes excellent arguments that need to be heard. 09 of 10 William J. Polley Dec 3 Schiff Ranking Why I visit monetary policy and the Fed, of which Polley has a great deal of knowledge. 10 of 10 Worthwhile Canadian Initiative Dec 3 Schiff Ranking Why I visit : I believe this is the only Canadian focused economics blog, which is a sad commentary on my native land. Fortunately, it is an excellent one! There is a great deal here for non-Canadians; I found a recent entry on cross-country comparisons of inequality quite enlightening.