Assorted links

None of the following categories is by any means complete. My apologies for what are doubtless numerous important omissions and blind spots in a list of links that I happen to have run across, found interesting, and managed to keep up to date. I hope to add more items in the future.

Blogs leaning toward macroeconomic (and other) policy issues, with an emphasis on Keynesian and post-Keynesian macro:
Pavlina Tcherneva’s site (macro policy, money, employment, etc.)
Tom Palley
New Economic Perspectives (Kansas City-style economics, complete with an archived primer on modern monetary theory [MMT])
Triple Crisis
Mainly Macro
Billy Blog
Josh Mason on Slackwire
Matias Vernengo’s Naked Keynesianism
Laura Carvalho
Stephanie Kelton, MMTer and KCer
Steve Keen’s Debtwatch (“Analyzing the Collapse of the Global Debt Bubble”)
Economists’ View (contains many interesting links)
Econbrowser (James Hamilton and Menzie Chinn)
(NEW) Robert Skidelsky (The (Post) Keynesian commentator and Keynes biographer)

Blogs covering the financial beat:
alphaville (Financial Times)
Credit Slips (once the virtual stomping grounds of financial regulator and former U.S. senator Elizabeth Warren)
Sara Hsu’s Forbes site Commentary on the Chinese economy, especially its financial aspects

CDF (computable document format), Mathematica, and other Wolfram Technologies:
Wolfram blog

Blogs in the “academic” category, at least to some extent (Think tanks, etc.)
INET Economics (Institute for New Economic Thinking)
New School Journal (a student journal of the Economics Department at the New School for Social Research)
VoxEU (often helpful and interesting on Europe)
(NEW ITEM)reddytoread Interesting ruminations and links from a New School for Social Research economics professor

Working papers, etc., from various perspectives in economics
Levy Economics Institute of Bard College
National Bureau of Economic Research (ortho-dox)
Political Economy Research Institute (A perspective that is a bit to the Left)
Binzagr Institute for Sustainable Prosperity (A new entrant)
Archive of academic papers, etc., from the noted post-Keynesian economist Alfred Eichner, developed by the late heterodox-economics champion Fred Lee
Robinson (named after Joan Robinson and with a biographical page devoted to her; home to many papers in post-Keynesian, stock-flow-consistent macroeconomics)
The Levy Institute’s Minsky Archive
PSL Quarterly Review (also holds the archives of PSL Quarterly’s prececessor, the BNL Quarterly) (research in the neo-Ricardian tradition; contains archival materials from Sraffa and Garegnani)

Blogs on Economics, Finance, and Money at News Sites
Roubini Monitor  (international in scope; “Highlights” posts free); Roubini Blog (free commentary)
New York Times’s Upshot (more or less the successor to the old Economix, but not with many other topics added to the mix)
alphaville (Financial Times)  (breaking news from the markets and elsewhere)
Paul Krugman’s blog

New Directions in Economics (paradigm shifts, etc.)
INET Economics (funder of new initiatives)
Modern Money Network (a student-led group seeking to shed light on issues related to the monetary and financial systems)
PRIME (Policy Research in Macroeconomics)

Alternative approaches to macroeconomics, as seen from outside the profession (from the popular media and elsewhere)

Minsky’s Moment” from The Economist. A discussion of Minsky’s Financial Fragility Hypothesis, in a series of articles about seminal contributions to the field.

Choose your Heterodoxy” (varieties of Keynesian Economics, as seen by the Boston Globe)

Why Minsky Matters: An Introduction to the Work of a Maverick Economist”
A review from Times Higher Education—you remember The Times—of a book about Minsky P. Minsky, theorist of financial fragility, together with biographical information about its author, L. Randall “Randy” Wray. Chapter 1 from the book itself–yours for the downloading, free from Princeton University Press. Book page for this title at the PUP website, which also contains the link to the pdf.

“A Radical New Approach to the Field of Economics,” a blog interview in which Anwar Shaikh answers questions about Capitalism: Competition, Conflict and Crisis, his big new treatise in heterodox economics

John Cassidy calls the “The Minsky Moment” in the New Yorker, as Minsky begins to become a household word in 2008.

Bloomberg Business reports on a “radical” theory that is “gaining converts”–MMT, or modern monetary theory

The Australian Sydney Morning Herald on MMT as an alternative to deficit hawk and dove positions, newly attractive in our low- or negative-inflation era. The article quotes MMTers Stephanie Kelton and Bill Mitchell.

The Nation on MMT and its “rock-star appeal”


A recent (September 2015) retrospective account of the financial crisis itself–only the initial shock, as it were–in the U.S.

Other sites featuring economic models:
Gennaro Zezza’s stock-flow-consistent modelling site (a useful portal, among other things, to a wealth of information on the objects that are now referred to simply as “SFC models”)
Steve Keen’s Debunking Economics and the Institute for Dynamic Economic Analysis (nonlinear, Minskyan)
Asymptosis (early to take note of an early version of our own model; his thoughts)

Page that Anwar Shaikh has built for his 2016 book, which in part seeks to bridge his “classical” long- run approach with the structuralist or Post-Keynesian approach developed by his long-time and semi-retired New School for Social Research colleague Lance Taylor. Some will remember Shaikh for his “Humbug Production Function,” a key salvo in the debate between the Cambridge (U.K.) School and the neoclassical school centered at Harvard and MIT’s Cambridge, Massachusetts campuses. Site features coupon!


Stable Distributions (You remember Gauss and his distribution? That was just the beginning.):
John Nolan’s academic site

An illustration of the fit of such a distribution to some financial data from the blog that I computed when I worked at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College. The fit is compared with that of a t-distribution and a Gaussian distribution:

S&P diagram corr

Pages and websites of economists at institutions where I have studied or worked (under construction; if you see a mistake, please let me know):

Department of Economics, University of Notre Dame du Lac, Notre Dame, IN (my Ph.D. department)

Amitava Dutt (Department of Political Science, U. of Notre Dame)

Teresa Ghilarducci (Department of Economics, New School for Social Research, New York, NY)

Phil Mirowski (John J. Reilly Center [Science Studies], University of Notre Dame) NEW:(Distinguished Fellow citation from the History of Economics Society, 2017)

Jaime Ros (Facultad de Economìa, UNAM [Mexico City] and emeritus, U. of Notre Dame)

(my dissertation advisor; wikipedia entry in Spanish)

David Ruccio (Higgins Labor Studies Program and Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, U. of Notre Dame) (blog site)

Esther-Mirjam Sent (Radboud U., The Netherlands [also member of the Senate])


See an error or notable omission? Keeping in mind the incomplete nature of the list, just drop me a line at: links at greghannsgen dot org.


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