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1quartzite
Août 5, 2006, 7:29am

Though I have some book on economics, it seems like I do most of economic reading on blogs these days. I just saw something, I think from The Economist, that a number of academic economists find they reach a wider audience with blogs than with books. What do you all think, aside from text books, will blogs substitute for a significant portion (10% 20% or more), of more traditional economic writing?

2genericface Premier message
Août 9, 2006, 12:09am

One has to look at the nature of academic journals, most, except for the Journal of Economic Perspectives, concentrate on highly technical models. These articles are not meant to and do not reach the wider public.

A professor from the University of London recently pointed out to me that books are not rewarded in proportion to the effort required. That is, it's better to publish many articles instead of a book.

Brad De Long recently brought up the issue of blogging (http://chronicle.com/free/v52/i47/47b00801.htm) and Greg Mankiw recently commented (http://gregmankiw.blogspot.com/2006/07/should-blogging-be-rewarded.html) on whether blogging should be rewarded. In short -- it should, but probably will never be rewarded by departments.

It's a way to reach more people, but everything written is a derivative from higher technical articles published only in journals.

Also, a few economic bloggers have been talking about the blogs they read which I summarized (http://genericface.com/blog/2006/07/30/blog-roll/)

3quartzite
Août 9, 2006, 4:33pm

Brad De Long is my daily fix. I'll check out your site, too. Thanks for the link

4turbosaab
Août 18, 2006, 5:15pm

Personally, I enjoy Freakonomics, Tyler Cowen's Marginal Revolution, and Mish

5genericface
Oct 5, 2006, 10:45pm

Here is a wiki of economics blogs (http://www.academicblogs.org/wiki/index.php/Economics).

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