Recommended Links

Books

Blogs

  • Other than my own blogsite, I also recommend the following blogsites which appear in the WSJ top 25 listing (listed in alphabetic order):
    • Freakonomics (http://freakonomics.com) – from the authors of Freakonomics and various colleagues of theirs.
    • Free Exchange (http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange) – Free Exchange is the economics blog from The Economist.
    • Greg Mankiw’s Blog – http://gregmankiw.blogspot.com – Harvard economist Greg Mankiw was Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors under President George W. Bush and is the author of the top selling principles of economics textbook.
    • Marginal Revolution – http://www.marginalrevolution.com – “Tyler Cowen and Alex Taborrok, libertarian economists at George Mason University, write a wide-ranging blog that keeps up with what’s happening with the economy, the latest hot research out of academia and healthy doses of noneconomics news examined through an economist’s eyes.”
    • Real Time Economics – http://blogs.wsj.com/economics – “The Wall Street Journal’s economics blog aspires to give … a morning jolt of economics, followed by interesting coverage throughout the day of major developments in the (US and global) economy.

Podcasts (note that subscriptions require iTunes)

Econtalk – “the best continuing education money can’t buy” – here is its description along with information about how to subscribe:

  • “The talk show features one-on-one discussions with an eclectic mix of authors, professors, Nobel Laureates, entrepreneurs, leaders of charities and businesses, and people on the street. The emphases are on using topical books and the news to illustrate economic principles. Exploring how economics emerges in practice is a primary theme.”
  • To subscribe to Econtalk, go to http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/econtalk/id135066958.

Freakonomics Radio – here is its description along with information about how to subscribe:

  • “Have fun discovering the hidden side of everything with host Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the best-selling “Freakonomics” books. Each week, hear surprising conversations that explore the riddles of everyday life and the weird wrinkles of human nature—from cheating and crime to parenting and sports. Dubner talks with Nobel laureates and provocateurs, social scientists and entrepreneurs — and his “Freakonomics” co-author Steve Levitt. After just a few episodes, this podcast will have you too thinking like a Freak. “
  • To subscribe to Freakonomics Radio, go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/freakonomics-radio/id354668519.

Masters in Business – here is its description along with information about how to subscribe:

  • “Bloomberg View columnist Barry Ritholtz looks at the people and ideas that shape markets, investing and business.” Ritholtz features guests who play prominent roles in finance in the public and private sectors, as well as academia.  Previous academic guests (as of June 2, 2017) include Aswath Damodaran (NYU) on Valuation, Emanuel Derman (Columbia) on Financial Engineering, Daniel Kahneman (Princeton) on Behavioral Finance, Andrew Lo (MIT) on Behavioral Finance, Burton Malkiel (Princeton) on Efficient Markets and Index Investing, William Sharpe (Stanford) on Retirement Planning, Robert Shiller (Yale) on Behavioral Finance, Jeremy Siegel (Wharton) on Investments, Meir Statman (Santa Clara University) on Behavioral Finance, and Richard Thaler (Chicago) on Behavioral Finance.
  • To subscribe to Masters in Business, go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/masters-in-business/id730188152?mt=2.