30 Top Twitter Feeds in Economics and Finance

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30 Top Twitter Feeds in Economics and Finance

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Over the years, Twitter has become a useful and prominent tool within the social media fabric, particularly for professionals looking to network and make connections. Many renowned economists use Twitter, and economics researchers often post research updates using the #EconTwitter hashtag.

On economics Twitter, anyone can challenge big name economists whom they otherwise wouldn’t have access to, promoting discussion. Many early-career researchers use the platform to share their job market papers, get in front of would-be employers, and advertise conference panels they are attending. Importantly, Twitter has also been a forum to call out abusive behavior against female economists with #EconMeToo.

Although Twitter’s issues since Elon Musk took ownership of the platform have been widely publicized, no platform has yet achieved its level of reach and usability. Mastodon is one alternative that is becoming more popular, especially within well-defined niches like economics, but lacks the scale of Twitter.

Whether you’ve been Tweeting since the site began or you’ve never sent a tweet, this list of thirty top economics and finance Twitter feeds includes many economists and organizations whose insight might be interesting for you. It 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.

1. @jenniferdoleac - Jennifer Doleac is an economics professor at Texas A&M University, host of the Probable Causation Podcast, and has been at the forefront of documenting #EconMeToo and pushing for meaningful action to stop the wide-scale abuse of female faculty and students.

2. @Mylovanov - Tymofiy Mylovanov is the President of the Kyiv School of Economics and Tweets of his daily experiences of running the school during the war and the daily threat of rocket attacks.

3. @Wootenomics - Econ Educator & UG Director at Virginia Tech who is the author of Parks and Recreation and Economics, which explains the foundations of economics through NBC’s hit TV show Parks and Recreation.

4. @rethinkecon - This Twitter handle shows students coming together to challenge their economic curricula and demand for better in society and in the classrooms.

5. @adam_tooze - Economic Historian Adam Tooze is an economic historian renowned internationally for his insights into the global economy. Read our exclusive interview with Adam Tooze.

6. @Nouriel Nouriel Roubini, Professor of Economics at NYU Stern School and former advisor to both the US Treasury and the White House, who is credited with predicting the 2008 financial crisis before it happened despite widespread belief that the collapse wasn't coming.

7. @izakaminska Izabella Kaminska, Financial Times Alphaville reporter on energy, central banks, markets and more.

8. @EconomicsinTen - Twitter account for the 'Economics in Ten' Podcast - Voted PodBible's 'OH. MY. POD. Independent Podcast of 2019' & named one of the top 25 Economics Podcasts by the Intelligent Economist.

9. @umairh Umair Haque, economist and contributor to Harvard Business Review.

10. @KhoaVuUmn - Heading out onto the job market in 2022/23, Khoa Vu made a name for themselves Tweeting while a PhD Candidate at U of Minnesota. 

11. @RBReich Robert Reich, economist, Berkeley professor and former US Secretary of Labor.

12. @JosephEStiglitz - Joseph Stiglitz is a renowned Nobel laureate based in Columbia University and former chief economist at the World Bank.

13. @katie_martin_FX Katie Martin, Dow Jones currencies editor, and Wall Street Journal contributor.

14. @akibritcioglu - For our Turkish-speaking readers, be sure to follow Aykut Kibritçioğlu.

15. @qmuleconomics - An example of how to run an engaging Twitter profile as an Economics school, check out the feed of the School of Economics & Finance at Queen Mary, London.

16. @economistmeg Megan Greene, Senior Fellow at Atlantic Council, Chief Economist at Maverick Intelligence with focus on Europe.

17. @JustinWolfers Justin Wolfers, Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at University of Michigan.

18. @DSchindlerEcon - Associate Professor of Economics at Tilburg University in the Netherlands who regularly posts about issues affecting the economics job market.

19. @delong J. Bradford DeLong, Professor of Economics at UC Berkeley, and blogger.

20. @lindayueh Linda Yueh, BBC Chief Business Correspondent, economist, and professor.

21. @benbernanke Ben Bernanke, former chair of the US Federal Reserve and co-winner of the 2022 Nobel Prize in Economics.

22. @UnlearnEcon a behavioral economist who also runs a YouTube channel about economics.

23. @MargRev Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok, economics professors at George Mason University run a well-known blog for economists at marginalrevolution.com.

24. @Austan_Goolsbee Austan Goolsbee, Professor of Economics at Chicago Booth School of Business.

25. @agaviriau Alejandro Gaviria, economist and current Minister of National Education of Colombia (Twitter feed is in Spanish).

26. @ModeledBehavior Adam Ozimek, economist and blogger.

27. @MatinaStevis Matina Stevis, Wall Street Journal economics reporter in Europe.

28. @cullenroche Cullen Roche, Orcam Financial Group and Pragmatic Capitalism.

29. @garyseconomics - Former trader turned inequality economist gives a critical and alternative perspective on the economy and how it's rigged in the favor of the rich.

30. @BrianCAlbrecht - Applied economic theorist on competition and information with active Twitter feed and a newsletter.

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