Category Archives: Blogging

Echo Chambers

A great oped from Nicholas Kristof talks about the problems of echo-chambers in the blogosphere.  This resistance to information that doesn’t mesh with our preconceived beliefs afflicts both liberals and conservatives, but a raft of studies shows that it is a … Continue reading

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Humour research (this is not a joke)

I blogged two April fool jokes this morning – from Joshua Gans and Google. Now that noon has passed, we can ask the question, was I wise to do so? Fortunately, new academic research on the topic sheds direct light … Continue reading

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DC current

My friend Michael Fullilove is spending the year in Washington DC, and has begun blogging on the Lowy Institute ‘Interpreter’ blog, handling topics from the vegemite of national values to whether the press should have reported the Spitzer affair. I’ve added … Continue reading

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WP 2.3.3

I’ve now finished upgrading to the latest version of WordPress, an exercise that always seems to take longer than expected. If anything looks askew, please let me know. Hopefully the only thing you should notice is a new tool making … Continue reading

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Web 2.0, Human 1.0

I’m in the midst of upgrading to the latest version of WordPress. Apologies if it takes a few days to get the house in order.

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Economics Blogger Survey

Aaron Schiff has conducted the first major survey of economics bloggers, garnering 107 responses, of which I’m one. His discussion of the results (and the data for download) are here.

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Geek calls halt

Damien Eldridge (formerly known as Economics Geek) has decided to stop blogging. He tells me that at the end, he wasn’t really enjoying it (but adds “On the other hand, I have been enjoying my academic research recently!”). Sounds a … Continue reading

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