20 Economic Professors to Follow
- Posted by scheplick
- on July 6th, 2012
At Stocktwits U, the goal is to connect students, and industry professionals already on the StockTwits network. We’ve grown our club list here, and have recently started a newsletter here. What we have come to realize, though, is that we do not have any faculty members in our network. To better familiarize ourselves with economic and finance professors already on the social web, we’ve compiled a list of the top economic professors to follow. If you are a student, and eager to learn about the markets, this list could prove to be the best real-time education you’ve had. Here is a list of our favorites:
- Tyler Cowen: Chess champion, blogger of all trades, and professor at George Mason University. Economics of art, food, finance, culture, and politics. A beautiful stream.
- Nouriel Roubini: Dr. Doom, or the academic who called the housing crisis. Runs Roubini.com and EconMonitor.com. Contentious, and no free lunches allowed.
- Mark Thoma: University of Oregon professor. Curates financial and economic links; rivals the maestro Abnormal Returns.
- Barry Eichengreen: Cal Berkley professor. Wrote the seminal book, Golden Fetters: The Gold Standard and the Great Depression 1919-1939, which inspired Ben Bernanke to handle the crisis the way he did.
- Simon Johnson: Former Chief Economist for the IMF, and now a professor at MIT. Despises Too Big To Fail. Runs BaseLineScenario.com, and author of 13 Bankers.
- Justin Wolfers: Economist at the Wharton School. Links, commentary, and conversations that span political, and macro economics. Anti-Austrian Economics, lively debate.
- Robert Reich: “Roll on you Bears” — another professor from Cal Berkley. Headlines, “BEYOND OUTRAGE.” His activist inspired tweets, and blog are a populist’s dream.
- Richard Thaler: Chicago University Professor, pioneer of Behavioral Economics. Under reaction, adjustment, over reaction: stocks move harder on bad news than on good news.
- J. Bradford Delong: ”Da Bears” — one more from Cal Berkley, Delong runs one of our favorite blogs here, which “originated in a conversation among DeLong, Tyler Cowen, and Andrew Northrup regarding the use of the term “shrill” as a criticism of New York Times columnist and fellow academic economist Paul Krugman.”
- Austin Goolsbee: Awesome Twitter picture, formerly the youngest member on Obama’s cabinet, Economist, pessimist, jokes like he hosts Punk’d, a freshwater economist from U of Chicago.
- Dan Ariely: Professor of Behavioral Economics at Duke Unvieristy, and a clever blogger. See The Rationality of One-Star Reviews & In Praise of the Handshake.
- Dani Rodrik: Professor at Harvard University. Hails from Turkey, and talks Macro via his blog here.
- Anat Admati: Stanford professor teaching, and researching financial regulation in these desolate times. Oy-vey.
- Daniel Gilbert: Psychologist at Harvard, and expert of cognitive biases. Your cornerstone to Behavioral Economics.
- Betsey Stevenson: Professor at Princeton University, former Chief Economist of Labor.
- Jeffrey D. Sachs: Shock therapy, cheered on OWS, professor at Columbia University.
- William Easterly: NYU professor and author. Too much foreign aid! The European Orgins of Economic Development, a required essay if you’ve made it this far.
- Miles Kimball: Supply Side Liberal, U of Michigan, new to the blogosphere. Recently started tweeting again, too. He and his disciple, PhD student Noahopinion (see below), are sure to rise through these ranks.
- Mark Perry: University of Michigan professor, runs a stellar blog at Carpe Diem. Economic charts and analysis.
- Paul Krugman: Easily the most popular professor on the blogosphere. We’ve included his name for SEO purposes.
- Stephen Williamson, Washington University St. Louis
- Stephen Bronars, Georgetown University
- TheMoneyIllusion, Bentley University
- Joshua Rauh, Kellogg, Northwestern
- Bryan Caplan, George Mason University
- Bill Watkins, Cal Lutheran University
Noahpinion, PhD Student, University of Michigan
Comment on anyone missed below.
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