These are a list of websites I follow:
Institute for New Economic Thinking
Founded by George Soros in October 2009 in response to the financial crisis, the Institute for New Economic Thinking was created to broaden and accelerate the development of new economic thinking that can lead to solutions for the great challenges of the 21st century. Contributors include George Akerlof, Sir James Mirrlees, Michael Spence, James Heckman, and Joseph Stiglitz.
Founded by author and economist Steve Keen in 2010, the Centre for Economic Stability is a public forum committed to the discussion of alternative economic policies to the neo-classical school that has dominated mainstream economics. The objective of the centre is to develop a realistic theory of economics that acknowledges the inherent instability of capitalism and to develop and promote economic policies that lessen this instability.
Launched in January 2009 by the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, the Sound Money Project is a network that aims to develop and refine a set of “sound money” principles with relevance to the world’s current challenges. The project also intends to mobilise think tanks and scholars to be more active in promoting public policies that are consistent with these principles.
Project Syndicate is a public forum dedicated to shaping public debate in economics, politics, science, and culture by bringing together original, engaging, and thought-provoking commentaries by esteemed leaders and thinkers from around the world. Contributors include Barry Eichengreen, Mohamed A. El-Erian, Raghuram Rajan, Kenneth Rogoff and Nouriel Roubini.
Free Exchange is a blog run by The Economist to encourage a free exchange of views on economic matters. Correspondents consider the fluctuations in the world economy and the policies intended to produce more booms than busts. Previously called Economics Focus, articles for Free Exchange feature in the weekly Economist newspaper.
Mark Thoma, professor of economics, at the University of Oregon, outlines the diverging opinions of some of the world’s most renowned economists in his blog the Economist’s View.
Launched in September 2008, Baseline Scenario is dedicated to explaining some of the key issues in the global economy and developing concrete policy proposals. In particular, it examines critically the political power of Wall Street, and what it views as the baneful influence of the banking lobby. It is run by Simon Johnson, former chief economist at the IMF, and author of “13 Bankers: the Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown”, Peter Boone, an associate at the London School of Economics’s Centre for Economic Performance, and James Kwak, an associate professor at the University of Connecticut.
Marginal Revolution is a blog run by Tyler Cowen, professor of economics at George Mason University and Alex Tabarrok, associate professor of economics at George Mason Univeristy. Cowen and Tabarrok have authored a number of books on the financial crisis and the role innovation can play to promote growth and prosperity.
The Cobden Centre has been established to promote social progress through honest money, free trade and peace. We endorse Richard Cobden’s view that: peace will come to earth when the people have more to do with each other and governments less.
Complementary Currency Research Group
The Complementary Currency Research Group is a network of researchers, writers, authors, academics and students working on complementary currency systems; network, chain and cluster economic systems; community currency and local currency systems; micro-financial initiatives and other types of appropriate economic systems. It’s objective is to encourage co-development and collaboration in order to identify, study, build and deliver the knowledge that drives new advancements and best practices in complementary currency systems.
In his book The Memory Bank, Professor Keith Hart argues that in the wake of the decline of state-capitalism, those in search of economic equality should look beyond the institution of the state, quit conflating capitalism with markets, and begin to think about how to build markets from the ground up as an instrument for economic democracy. Hart believes the internet, with its potentials for the re-personalisation of money, can help in this regard.
Free Banking is a blog run by leading advocates of the free banking model where banks are free to issue their own paper currency and market forces control the supply of banknotes and deposits. Contributors include Elizabeth Currier, Kevin Dowd, Jerry O’Driscoll, George Selgin, Judy Shelton, Larry White and Kurt Schuler. The blog covers topics such as monetary economics and the current financial crisis.
Economics Intelligence is a blog run by Olaf Storbeck, the international economics correspondent for Germany’s business daily Handelsblatt. Based in London, Olaf’s writing has a strong focus on economic policy in the euro area, in particular Germany. Olaf is the author of two books – Economics 2.0 and The Centennial Crisis: On Financial Alchemy, the Failure of the Central Banks and John Maynard Keynes.
Vox EU is a policy portal set up by the Centre for Economic Policy Research in conjunction with a consortium of national sites. Vox aims to promote research-based policy analysis and commentary by leading scholars. The portal covers a wide range of topics including the global economy, financial markets, macroeconomic policies and international trade.
Bruegel is a European think tank working in the field of international economics. Established in 2005, Bruegel is independent and non-doctrinal. It seeks to contribute to European and global economic policy-making through open, fact-based and policy-relevant research, analysis and debate.
Real Time Economics offers exclusive news, analysis and commentary on the economy, Federal Reserve policy and economics. The Wall Street Journal’s Phil Izzo is the lead editor, with contributions from other Journal reporters and editors.
Economix is a blog run by correspondents at the New York Times that analyses the news and uses economics as a framework for thinking about the world. The blog has a strong focus on economic policy and politics in the US and Europe.
The Cato Institute is a think tank dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace. Its scholars and analysts conduct independent, nonpartisan research on a wide range of policy issues.