Useful Links for April 7th through May 4th

These are some links for April 7th through May 4th. Enjoy!

3 Responses to “Useful Links for April 7th through May 4th”

  1. Megan says:

    So did I convert another Mankiw follower?

    I had read about your last link from another blog that I follow that you would probably like, too, if you aren’t familiar with it. It is the Freakonomics blog at NY Times.
    They post a lot of links to interesting studies in all kinds of fields. Like this one:
    http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/24/did-celebrating-earth-day-make-you-pollute-more/

    • Thomas says:

      I am enjoying Mankiw for sure. I followed the Freakonomics blog a year or two ago, but just couldn’t keep up, and, some of the topics discussed started to become too light-hearted at times. I was looking for more ‘serious’ things to read. I’ve pared down my subscriptions considerably in the last several months anyway. I do subscribe to Mish Shedlock’s blog, which is the other economics blog I keep up with.

  2. Megan says:

    Yeah, the Freakonomics blog is definitely more lighthearted. There are often little tidbits of random information that are useful for me to discuss with my students, but nothing earthshattering for sure.

    If you are looking for a blog that is very serious and really delves deeply into monetary policy, this is a good one:
    http://blogsandwikis.bentley.edu/themoneyillusion/
    His posts are very long, but thorough, and if you are interested in really understanding monetary policy (which I think you once expressed an interest in to me), you probably can’t do much better. It is a time consuming one, though. He describes himself as a “right wing monetarist”.