Thursday, August 11, 2005

In Today's WSJ

Agnes Crane writes in today's Wall Street Journal about how blogs by economists are making good economic insights more widely available. Nice mention of yours truly, along with many members of the blogroll. Enjoy!

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elhuevon said...

Prof. Samwick:
I think it's awesome to have so many economists making their views public, but there is a flip side. With so many academic economists "preaching" policy w/o demonstrating where that thinking comes from (or how they arrived at their conclusions) doesn't it reinforce the public view that economics is "not real science"???

Andrew Samwick said...

I think you have a point, but only if we don't blog well. The net effect is probably positive. Blogs like Marginal Revolution really do show the versatility of economics as a discipline, without as much preaching.