Economics Blogs are an important feature of the US policy debate and the European scene is slowly developing. You might have followed the recent discussion about European economics blogs in particular. The result has basically been: yes, there are a few European economics blogs but they are not very good at linking to each other, i.e. generating a proper discussion. And there is still a lot of room for development, espcially integrating more with the much more mature US economics blogosphere, which is also extensively discussing European economics.
Mapping European Economics Blogs
Following from this discussion, the next logical question is ‘what economics blogs are out there now?’ (also thanks to John Schmitt and Dean Baker for suggesting this) By asking our 11k Twitter followers, we tried to start ‘mapping’ European economics blogs. In no particular order here are the top blogs that got most frequently mentioned and that at least partially publish in English (this was obviously not a scientific exercise, so the results are indicative):
National Economics Blogs
The distinction between national and European blogs is very tricky (if possible at all) and the language barrier is a particular problem too. Here a few non-English blogs that were sent back to us:
Both lists are obvioulsy incomplete so help us by putting good economics blogs we haven’t mentioned yet in the comment section. Hopefully, this will help us to get a broad map of European economics blogs together.