What are economics blogs good for?

But the Harvard economist [Dani Rodrik] finds the blog – short for Web log – useful because it serves as a reference catalog for his ideas. “I now constantly Google my own blog for ideas that I knew I had at some point,” he says. “Previously, the ideas would have come and gone. The first good thing is that I have them a little more developed, and, secondly, I can actually recover them.”

Here is the whole story, on the rise of the econ blogosphere, which has much from yours truly.  It is in this issue from the Richmond Fed, which has much of interest on economics and the economics profession.  Here is an article on experimental vs. behavioral economics.


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