30 Top Twitter Feeds in Economics and Finance
When we conducted an informal survey of economists about a year and a half ago (published in this blog post), only slightly more than 20% said they regularly used Twitter. In the time since, however, Twitter has gained ground as a useful and prominent thread within the social media fabric, particularly for professionals looking to network and make connections.
So whether you’ve been Tweeting since the site began or you’re still a rare holdout, this list of 30 top econ and finance Twitter feeds offers a basic overview of who you could, and should, be following on Twitter. This list includes institutions, individuals and groups from across the political and academic spectrum. In addition to this list (which is offered in no particular order), we of course encourage you to stay up to date with us @INOMICS.
- @NYTimesKrugman Paul Krugman, NYTimes columnist and Nobel Laureate economist
- @ReformedBroker Josh Brown, financial advisor at Ritholz Wealth Management
- @planetmoney A weekly podcast about the global economy
- @Nouriel Nouriel Roubini, Professor of Economics at NYU Stern School
- @izakaminska Izabella Kaminska, Financial Times Alphaville reporter on energy, central banks, markets and more
- @freakonomics Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, authors of “Freakonomics”
- @umairh Umair Haque, economist and contributer to Harvard Business Review
- @econjared Jared Bernstein, former US Chief Economist and Senior Fellow at Center on Budget
- @RBReich Robert Reich, economist, Berkeley professor and former US Secretary of Labor
- @chrisadamsmkts Chris Adams, Financial Times Markets Editor
- @MarkThoma Mark Thoma, economist, Professor of Economis at University of Oregon, blogger
- @katie_martin_FX Katie Martin, Dow Jones currencies editor, Wall Street Journal contributer
- @profsufi Amir Sufi, Professor of Finance at Chicago Booth School of Business
- @ryanavent Ryan Avent, economics correspondent for The Economist
- @economistmeg Megan Greene, Senior Fellow at Atlantic Council, Chief Economist at Maverick Intelligence with focus on Europe
- @JustinWolfers Justin Wolfers, Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at University of Michigan
- @PIMCO PIMCO, A global investment management firm
- @delong J. Bradford DeLong, Professor of Economics at UC Berkeley, blogger
- @lindayueh Linda Yueh, BBC Chief Business Correspondent, economist, professor
- @BetseyStevenson Betsey Stevenson, Former Chief Economist in US Department of Labor, economist, Professor of Public Policy at University of Michigan
- @CEAChair Jason Furman, Chairman of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers
- @MargRev Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok, economics professors at George Mason University
- @Austan_Goolsbee Austan Goolsbee, Professor of Economics at Chicago Booth School of Business
- @LorcanRK Lorcan Roche Kelly, Chief Europe Strategist at Trend Macrolytics, LLC
- @ModeledBehavior Adam Ozimek, economist and blogger
- @MatinaStevis Matina Stevis, Wall Street Journal economics reporter in Europe
- @EconomyWatch Economy Watch, largest online econ community in the world
- @scottybarber Scotty Barber, Graphics and Data Editor, BlackRock Investment Institute
- @cullenroche Cullen Roche, Orcam Financial Group and Pragmatic Capitalism
- @Wonkblog Wonkblog, economic and US domestic policy
There are of course many other great Twitter feeds that couldn’t fit on this list. Please feel free to leave additions in the comments section here or on Facebook!
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