A new website is assembling what it calls “the world’s best economics department” in a bid to give prominent academic economists a louder and unfiltered voice in key public-policy debates.
The site, run by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, plans to pose one question a week and post answers from 40 senior professors at elite U.S. universities. The site went live Sunday, though the panel has been responding to questions for the past few weeks.
Alas, I cannot check the “weblogs” category for this post. The David Wessel article is here, the website itself is here. Let’s bet: pick your metric, how many site visits (or whatever) will they be pulling in six months from now? I bet Scott Sumner beats them with one hand tied behind his back.