Who is the most popular economist on the internet?

Discussion in 'Economics' started by Debaser82, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. I was curious, in today's globalized world...

    Which economist's opinion is sought after most on the internet?

    Is it Buffet? Roubini? Krugman?
  2. I'm partial to Schiller.
  3. Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/busine...J#ixzz1ab6ItDrz

    Nouriel Roubini, the NYU economist nicknamed “Dr. Doom” for his gloomy predictions, has a dire forecast when it comes to his future with Roubini Global Economics, the research firm he founded in 2004.

    Roubini, who rose to fame on the heels of his accurate predictions about the housing bubble and the financial crisis, is seeking to sell RGE amid estimates of up to $2 million in losses for this year, according to a report.

    In a pitch to potential bidders, the firm’s bankers are warning that RGE will post losses of roughly $2 million this year on revenue of $14 million, according CNBC.

    Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/busine...J#ixzz1ab6NHSrY
  4. John Maynard Keynes, Baron Keynes of Tilton,[1] CB FBA (play /ˈkeɪnz/ kaynz; 5 June 1883 – 21 April 1946), was a British economist whose ideas have profoundly affected the theory and practice of modern macroeconomics, as well as the economic policies of governments. He greatly refined earlier work on the causes of business cycles, and advocated the use of fiscal and monetary measures to mitigate the adverse effects of economic recessions and depressions. His ideas are the basis for the school of thought known as Keynesian economics, as well as its various offshoots.

    In the 1930s, Keynes spearheaded a revolution in economic thinking, overturning the older ideas of neoclassical economics that held that free markets would in the short to medium term automatically provide full employment, as long as workers were flexible in their wage demands. Keynes instead argued that aggregate demand determined the overall level of economic activity, and that inadequate aggregate demand could lead to prolonged periods of high unemployment. Following the outbreak of World War II, Keynes's ideas concerning economic policy were adopted by leading Western economies. During the 1950s and 1960s, the success of Keynesian economics resulted in almost all capitalist governments adopting its policy recommendations, promoting the cause of social liberalism.

    Keynes's influence waned in the 1970s, partly as a result of problems that began to afflict the Anglo-American economies from the start of the decade, and partly because of critiques from Milton Friedman and other economists who were pessimistic about the ability of governments to regulate the business cycle with fiscal policy.[2] However, the advent of the global financial crisis in 2007 caused a resurgence in Keynesian thought. Keynesian economics provided the theoretical underpinning for economic policies undertaken in response to the crisis by Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama of the United States, Prime Minister Gordon Brown of the United Kingdom, and other global leaders.[3] More recently, meager global spending after the mismanagement of banks, use of the failure of global economic stimulus to achieve hoped effects resulted in a move away from Keynesian counter-cyclical efforts toward economic austerity; the exception is Europe in 2011, as European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has called for stronger role of fiscal policy[4].

    Keynes is widely considered to be one of the founders of modern macroeconomics, and to be the most influential economist of the 20th century.[5][6][7] In 1999, Time magazine included Keynes in their list of the 100 most important and influential people of the 20th century, commenting that: "His radical idea that governments should spend money they don't have may have saved capitalism."[8] In addition to being an economist, Keynes was also a civil servant, a director of the Bank of England, a patron of the arts and an art collector, a part of the Bloomsbury Group of intellectuals,[9] an advisor to several charitable trusts, a writer, a private investor, and a farmer.
  5. zdreg


    milton friedman.
  6. Maybe I should have written contemporary.

    So the Euro crisis is worsening... Who's opinion do people want to hear about it first?

    I really don't have an idea really.
  7. that would be me but few people are aware of that.
  8. joneog


    Schiller, Krugman, Roubini

    some others worth reading: Cowen, Taylor, DeLong, Koo, Rosenberg and probably a dozen others I can't remember

    I'm a fan of Paul Kasriel @ Norther Trust.
  9. Greg Mankiw. Gets good web presence.
  10. Maybe it's Zero Hedge?

    They get read alot and I follow message boards from different countries and continents...
    #10     Oct 13, 2011