Top Economics Influencers to Follow

Economics influencers such as academics, journalists, industry professionals and even central bankers frequently take to Twitter to share their daily thoughts on all things economics, finance, monetary policy and politics in concise yet informative 280-character Tweets. With the success of our Top Economics and Finance Bloggers lists and the fact that not all economics inflencers have blogs, we put together a list of top 79 economics influencers that you can follow on Twitter. Nominees came from our team of at FocusEconomics and we have ranked this list by number of followers. This list can be thought of as a living document: We will edit the list from time to time to keep it up-to-date and suggest more influencers for you to follow. Our latest update saw a number of new influencers added to the list, which you will see marked with an *. With that said, let's get to the list of 79 top economics influencers:


1. Paul Krugman

Paul Krugman is an economist who needs no introduction. According to his website he has "at least three jobs." He is a Distinguished Professor at City University of New York’s Graduate Center, Centenary Professor at the London School of Economics and perhaps he is best known for his third job, op-ed columnist for the New York Times. The Economist referred to him as the "the most celebrated economist of his generation." He also won the Nobel Prize in Economics back in 2008.


2. Nate Silver

Nate Silver is an interesting person to be included on this list. Although he is an economist, having graduated from the University of Chicago with a BA in economics, and previously worked as an economics consultant, he is most well-known as a statistician and writer, analyzing baseball and elections for FiverThirtyEight, of which he also happens to be the founder. He also wrote the book The Signal and the Noise where he examines, among other things, why so many predictions fail and the power of the consensus. If you are interested in sports, stats, elections and predictions, follow Silver.


3. Steve H. Hanke

Steve Hanke is a Professor of Applied Economics at The Johns Hopkins University. He is also a Senior Fellow and Director of the Troubled Currencies Project at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C. He is a contributor at National Review, a well-known currency reformer, and a commodity trader. He served on President Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisers, advised five foreign heads of state and five foreign cabinet ministers, and held a cabinet-level rank in Lithuania and Montenegro. He was President of Toronto Trust Argentina in Buenos Aires in 1995, when it was the world’s best-performing mutual fund.


4. Nouriel Roubini

Nouriel Roubini is a Turkish economist who grew up in Italy before moving to the United States where he received a doctorate from Harvard University. He currently teaches at NYU's Stern School of Business and is chairman of Roubini Macro Associates, an economic consultancy firm.


5. John Burn-Murdoch*

John describes his work as “stories, stats & scatterplots for The Financial Times”. His official title at the FT is Senior Data-Visualization Journalist. John is a data journalist who uses numbers to illustrate stories. He is a visiting lecturer at City University London and previously worked as a data journalist at The Guardian. His Twitter account is always updated with interesting links and data that he’s recently published.


6. Joseph E. Stiglitz*

Joseph E. Stiglitz is an American economist and a professor at Columbia University. He is also the co-chair of the High-Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress at the OECD, and the Chief Economist of the Roosevelt Institute. A recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2001) and the John Bates Clark Medal (1979), he is a former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank and a former member and chairman of the (US president's) Council of Economic Advisers. In 2000, Stiglitz founded the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, a think tank on international development based at Columbia University.


7. Justin Wolfers

Justin Wolfers is an Australian economist. He is a Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Michigan, a Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and a member of the Congressional Budget Office Panel of Economic Advisers, among other appointments. His research focuses on labor economics, macroeconomics, political economy, law and economics, social policy and behavioral economics.


8. Erik Brynjolfsson 

Erik Brynjolfsson is Director of the Stanford Digital Economy Lab at the Institute for Human-Centered AI (HAI) and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). He was formerly a professor at MIT Sloan School where he taught courses on Economics of Information and the Analytics Lab. He was also the Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy and thus his research examines the effect of information technologies on business strategy, productivity and performance, digital commerce and intangible assets. In general, he tweets about economics. Don't forget to give him a follow.



9. Noah Smith 

Noah Smith is an economist who is an opinion writer for Bloomberg, blogs at noahpinion and is formerly a professor of finance at Stony Brook University. In mid-2020, he founded, A Strategy to Contain COVID-19 Outbreaks.


10. Catherine Rampell

Catherine Rampel is a data-driven journalist and an opinion columnist for the Washington Post. She is also a contributor to CNN and a special correspondent on PBS Newshour. Catherine was formerly a journalist with the New York Times. She frequently covers economics, public policy, politics and culture.


11. Barry Ritholtz

Barry Ritholtz is an American author, newspaper columnist, blogger, equities analyst and is the founder and chief investment officer of Ritholtz Wealth Management. He is a frequent guest and commentator on economics and finance for major news outlets such as Bloomberg where he also hosts a podcast called Masters in Business. Economists by nature tend to be pessimistic and sometimes Ritholtz can take a pessimistic tone, however, that may have more to do with being an avid New York Knicks basketball fan than an economist.


12. Tyler Cowen

Tyler Cowen is a professor at George Mason University and currently the L. Harris Chair of Economics and chairman and general director of the Mercatus Center at GMU. Cowen frequently appears in the media as a writer and opinion contributor to media outlets such as the New York Times and Bloomberg.


13. Tim Harford

Tim Harford is a senior columnist for the Financial Times. Having worked at Shell, The World Bank, and as an educator at Oxford University, Harford draws on his life experiences to bring a unique perspective to economics, business and politics and how they affect us in our everyday lives. Give his account a follow.


14. Dani Rodrik 

Dani Rodrik is a Turkish economist and professor at Harvard University whose research covers globalization, economic growth and development, and political economy. Rodrik also was previously President-Elect of the International Economic Association.


15. Thomas Piketty

Thomas Piketty is a professor at EHESS in Paris and the Paris School of Economics. He is also a distinguished Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics. His economics research is centered mainly on wealth and income inequality as well as the use of capital in the 21st century. In fact, he has done major historical and theoretical work on the interplay between economic development and the distribution of income and wealth. He also writes for Le Monde and authored the international best-selling book Capital in the 21st century.


16. Pedro da Costa

Pedro da Costa is a Senior Correspondent for Business Insider, writing commentary and analysis on the Federal Reserve, economics and financial markets. He has been writing about economics and financial markets dating back to 2001 having previously covered the Federal Reserve and economics for Wall Street Journal as well as monetary policy for Reuters.


17. Mariana Mazzucato*

Mariana is a professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London (UCL), and Founder/Director of UCL's Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose. Her work is focused on the relationship between innovation and the direction of growth, with emphasis on rethinking the public sector’s role to ensure growth is more innovation-led, inclusive and sustainable. Her 2018 book, The Value of Everything: making and taking in the global economy, brings the debate about value back to the heart of economics, so to ensure we are rewarding value creation over value extraction and destruction.  


18. William E. Easterly

William Easterly is a Professor of Economics at New York University in Manhattan as well as Co-director of the NYU Development Research Institute. He has written numerous books including the most recent The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor (2014). He has written columns for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Review of Books and Washington Post.


19. Ben White

Ben White is Politico's chief economic correspondent and formerly reported on finance and economics for media outlets such as the New York Times, the Financial Times, and the Washington Post. White is also the author of Politico's "Morning Money" column, which covers the "latest news in finance politics and policy."


20. Austan Goolsbee 

Another economist who served as Chairman of the Obama Administration's Council of Economic Advisers, Austan Goolsbee was the youngest ever member of the cabinet of President Barack Obama. He is currently the Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. His ability to explain economics in a clear and understandable way has earned him a lot of recognition in the media with Jon Stewart, the former host of the Daily Show, referring to him as "Eliot Ness meets Milton Friedman." In


21. Annie Lowrey

Annie Lowrey is a veteran journalist who formlery covered economic policy for the New York Times and currently reports on economic policy and politics for The Atlantic.


22. David Wessel

David Wessel is Director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution. He joined Brookings in December of 2013 having been on the staff of the Wall Street Journal for 30 years where he won two Pulitzer Prize awards. Before joining Brookings, he was the WSJ economics editor and is still a contributing correspondent.


23. Atif Mian

Atif Mian is a professor of Economics, Public Policy and Finance at Princeton University. With a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Computer Science and a PhD in Economics from MIT, his work largely studies the connection between finance and the macroeconomy. Mian is also the author of the critically acclaimed House of Debt, which describes how debt precipitated the 2008 global financial crisis and examines how debt continues to threaten the global economy and what should be done to correct the financial system.


24. Daniel Lacalle

Daniel Lacalle is Chief Economist and Investment Officer at Tressis, SV, a PhD in Economics and author of "Life In The Financial Markets" and "The Energy World Is Flat" as well as "Escape From the Central Bank Trap". He has been ranked as one of the Top 20 Economists in the World by Richtopia and has over 24 years of experience in the energy and finance sectors.


25. Brad DeLong

Brad Delong is an economic historian and a professor of economics at the University of California, Berkley. Delong also worked in the U.S. government, serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Clinton Administration working on the 1993 budget and NAFTA, among other initiatives. He is also one of the original members of the economic blogosphere, having blogged for over 20 years with his personal blog currently entitled Grasping Reality with Both Hands.


26. Steve Keen

Steve Keen is an Australian economist and a professor of economics at the University of Kingston in London. His content generally focuses on macroeconomic analysis sprinkled in with his contrarian economic ideas and criticisms of neoclassical economics. He is now publishing a column twice a week on Russia Today and in addition to following him on Twitter you can also catch his podcasts on Patreon, which have become quite popular of late.


27. Christophe Barraud

Christophe Barraud is a PhD in economics and Chief Economist and Strategist at Market Securities, based in Paris. He is a frequent contributor to Bloomberg and has been named by Bloomberg as the top forecaster for the U.S. economy for 2012-2019, top forecaster for the Eurozone for 2015-2019 and the top 2017-2019 forecaster for the Chinese economy.


28. Russ Roberts

Russ Roberts is an economist and research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. He is perhaps most well-known as the host of EconTalk, a podcast in which he frequently interviews a guest on topics of economics. Roberts considers himself a classical liberal and believes in "limited government combined with personal responsibility."


29. Jared Bernstein

Jared Bernstein is a Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities having joined in May 2011. Prior to that he was the Chief Economics and Economics Adviser to Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden and a member of President Obama's economics team. Bernstein's areas of expertise are fiscal policy, income inequality and mobility, trends in employment and earnings, and finance and housing market analysis.


30. Ben Casselman

Ben Casselman is a former reporter for the Wall Street Journal and Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight. He currently writes for the New York Times on economics and other business related topics and takes a particular focus on stories involving data. He is also adjunct professor at The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. 


31. Dean Baker 

Dean Baker is an American economist and the co-founder and senior economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR). He is frequently cited in media outlets such as the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN and CNBC, among others. He also writes for the CEPR, in his blog, Beat the Press, which features his commentary on economic reporting. He received his PhD in economics from the Univeristy of Michigan.


32. Gita Gopinath*

Economist Gita Gopinath is the first woman to hold the position of Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund, a position she has held since 2019. Gita serves as Director of IMF’s Research Department and Economic Counsellor of the Fund. She is on leave of public service from Harvard University’s Economics department where she is the John Zwaanstra Professor of International Studies and Economics. Gita has also been awarded the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman, the highest honour conferred on Indian citizens overseas.


33. Frances Coppola

Frances Coppola previously worked in banks for 17 years and now she covers them along with finance and economics more generally for publications such as Forbes. Author of 'The Case For People's Quantitative Easing' (Polity Books), she did an MBA at the Cass Business School in London where she specialized in financial risk management. Her blog, Coppola Comment is one of our Top Economics and Finance Blogs and is a regular feature on the FT's Alphavilla blog.


34. Betsey Stevenson

Betsey Stevenson is an economist and Associate Professor of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. She was a member of the Obama administration's Council of Economic Advisers and also previously served as the Chief Economist for the U.S. Department of Labor.


35. Mark Thoma

Mark Thoma is a professor of economics at the University of Oregon specializing in macroeconomics and econometrics. His research focuses on monetary policy effects on the economy. He has also worked on political business cycle models and models of transportation dynamics.


36. Adam Posen

Adam Posen is an American economist and has been the President of the Peterson Institute for International Economics since 2013. Over his career, Posen has been particularly vocal in his writings regarding the economic and financial challenges faced by the European Union since the adoption of the euro, Japan's economic hardships since the 1990s as well as the fiscal and monetary policies of the G7 countries. Posen has a BA and a PhD from Harvard University and currently advises the U.S. Congressional Budget Office.


37. Constantin Gurdgiev

Constantin Gurdgiev is a Russian-Irish economist and currently a Professor of Finance at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterrey, California, and an Adjunct Professor of Finance with Trinity College, Dublin. His research is concentrated in the fields of investment markets, social impact investment, Financial Risk Management, and geopolitical and macroeconomic risk and uncertainty analysis relating to financial markets. Gurdgiev has served as the Head of Research and Partner with St Columbanus AG (Switzerland), the Head of Macroeconomics with IBM, and the Director of Research with NCB Stockbrokers, Ltd (Ireland).


38. David Smith*

David has been Economics Editor of The Sunday Times since 1989. He has written several books, including Free Lunch: Easily Digestible Economics; and Something Will Turn Up: Britain’s Economy Past, Present and Future. He is a visiting professor at Cardiff and Nottingham Universities and has won a number of awards.


39. Barry Eichengreen

Barry Eichengreen is an American economist that holds the title of the George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science a the Univeristy of California, Berkeley. He has been published widely on the history and current operation of international monetary and financial system and served as a senior policy adviser at the International Monetary Fund.


40. Sandy Darity

Sandy Darity is the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies and Economics at Duke University. Author of "From Here to Equality", his research topics include inequality by race, class and ethnicity, stratification economics, schooling and the racial achievement gap, the Atlantic slave trade and the Industrial Revolution, the history of economics, in addition to other topics.


41. Alex Tabarrok

Alex Tabarrok is a professor of economics at George Mason University and holds the Bartley J. Madden Chair in Economics at the Mercatus Center. He is the co-founder of Marginal Revolution University and the popular blog by the same name along with another influencer on our list, Tyler Cowen.


42. Darrick Hamilton

Darrick Hamilton is the director of the doctoral program in public and urban policy and a professor of economics at The New School in New York City. He is also Executive Director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University. Hamilton is a stratification economist and his work is focused on the causes, consequences and remedies of racial and ethnic inequality in economic and health outcomes. This includes an examination of the intersection of identity, racism and socioeconomic outcomes.


43. Jennifer Doleac

Jennifer Doleac is an Associate Professor of Economics at Texis A&M University. She is also the Founding Director of the Justice Tech Lab and a Nonresident Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution, among other appointments. Her research focuses on the economics of crime and discrimination, and more specifically on the impact of both technology and surveillance on public safety.


44. Edward Harrison

Edward Harrison is the founder of Credit Writedowns, which is dedicated to bringing well-informed views on economics, finance, markets and foreign policy to the masses. Harrison is a career diplomat, investment banker and frequent contributor to the likes of the BBC, CNBC, Fox and RT, among other outlets.


45. Jodi Beggs

Jodi Beggs is a behavioral economist and data scientist. Formerly an economist and lecturer at Northeastern University, today the lead economist for the analytics group of a major video game studio. She also founded the website Her research is concentrated in behavioral economics and incentives as well as bit of data science. Beggs has a unique ability to make economics more appealing to a wider audience with her witty, humorous yet educational style of communication.


46. Diane Coyle

Diane Coyle is a British economist at Cambridge Unversity where she co-directs the Bennett Institute for Public Policy. She is also a fellow in the National Office for Statistics. She formerly worked at the University of Manchester and as an economist at the UK treasury. She also worked in the media for the BBC and the Independent, among others.


47. Leah Boustan

Leah Boustan is a professor of economics at the Princeton University. Her interests within the field of economics lie at the interstection of economic history, labor economics and urban economics.


48. David Boaz

As executive vice president of the Cato Institute, a libertarian public policy research organization and think tank, David Boaz has played a key role in the development of both the Cato Institute and the libertarian movement. He is described as a provocative commentator and leading authority on domestic issues such as education choice, drug legalization, the growth of government and libertarianism. He is frequently published in media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post,Tthe Lost Angeles Times, National Review, among others as well as making frequent appearances on television and radio.


49. Damon Jones

Damon Jones is an associate professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. His research is at the intersection of three fields within economics: public finance, houshold finance and behavioral economics. Jones' recent research topics include income tax policy, social security, retirement and retirement savings, as well as the interaction between employer-provided benefits and labor market outcomes.


50. Miles Kimball

Miles Kimball is the Eugene D. Eaton Jr. Professor of Economics at the University of Colorado and also a columnist for Bloomberg. Kimball refers to himself as the "supply-side liberal" and he "holds many strong opinions—open to revision in response to cogent arguments—that do not line up neatly with either the Republican or Democratic Party." His account is one to follow.


51. Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Mike Shedlock a.k.a. Mish is a registered investment advisor representative for SitkaPacific Capital Management and runs the blog Mish Talk, a daily blog on global economics. Mish focuses on "the global macro picture, both foreign and domestic [...] jobs, currencies, gold, equities, interest rates, GDP, and the impacts of political decisions on the markets."


52. Rachel Glennerster

Rachel Glennerster is a British economist and currently the Chief Economist for the UK Department for International Development. Glennerster has previously worked for the IMF and the UK Treasury. She has a PhD in economics from Birkbeck College, University of London.


53. Wolf Richter

Wolf Richter is a former c-level employee with various multinational and venture capital firms. He covers everything from business, to finance, to economics and commodities. Richter also runs the website, WOLF STREET, an often cynical or tongue-in-cheek blog that digs into economic, business, and financial issues, complex entanglements, and other debacles or opportunities in the US, Europe, Japan, China, and occasionally some other locations.


54. David Andolfatto

David Andolfatto, by his own account, is a former construction worker turned academic, and now currently a central banker at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. If you want to get the almost daily perspective of a central banker, this is an account to follow.


55. Shelly Lundberg

Shelly Lundberg is one of the world's foremost population econmists and serves as the Leonard Broom Professor of Demography and a Professor of Economics at the University of California Santa Barbara. Her work focuses on labor economics, inequality and the economics of the family.


56. Roger E. A. Farmer

Roger E. Farmer is Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick, Research Director at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) and Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). He is particularly known for his work on the macroeconomics of self-fulfilling prophecies. Learn more about that and more by following this account.


57. Chris Dillow

Chris Dillow is an economist who currently writes as a columnist for Investors Chronicle and has been a contributor to Business Insider in the past. He spent eight years in Japan at one of the country's largest banks before joining Investors Chronicle. He also blogs at Stumbling and Mumbling.


58. Heidi Shierholz

Heidi Shierholz leads the Economic Policy Instute's policy team, which monitors wage and employment policies in the U.S., and advances a worker-first policy position. Previously, Dr. Shierholz served the Obama administration as chief economist at the Department of Labor. Shierholz's career has been dedicated to educating policymakers, journalists and the public about the effects of economic poilicies on low- and middle-income familes.


59. Lars Christensen

An international economist, Lars Christensen is the founder of Markets & Money Advisory, a Copenhagen-based research and advisory company, which specializes in the interplay of monetary policy, markets and the international economy, with a strong focus on emerging markets. Christensen is a leading voice among monetary and emerging market economists, having accumulated over 20 years of experience in the public sector and banking before founding his consultancy. Perhaps most famously, Christensen co-authored the Geyser Crisis report in 2006, which nailed its prediction of a financial and economic disaster in Iceland. He has had a long career in economics starting as an economic policy analyst at the Danish Ministry of Economic Affairs from 1996 to 2001 and was subsequently the Head of Emerging Markets research at Danske Bank in Copenhagen until 2015 where he made a series of ground-breaking analyses warning of a impending economic downturn in Central and Eastern Europe. Christensen takes a no-nonsense, outside-the-box approach in his commentary on the global economy, markets and geopolitics. Give him a follow.


60. Evan Soltas

Evan Soltas is a PhD student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with his current research in the fields of public economics and political economy. Soltas has been writing on economics for some time with his previous work having been cited in Bloomberg, the Financial Times, the New York Times and Vox.


61. William E. Spriggs

William Spriggs is a professor of economics and former chair of the Department of Economics at Howard University in Washington D.C. He also serves as chief economist to the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), the largest federation of labor unions in the U.S.


62. Owen Zidar

Owen Zidar is Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. He previously worked as an assistant professor of economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a staff economist at the Council of Economic Advisers, as well as an analyst at Bain Capital Ventures, . Zidar is a public finance economist who studies the taxation of firms and top earners, local fiscal policy, and the creation and distribution of economic profits.


63. Tim Worstall

Tim Worstall is a writer and Senior Fellow at the Adam Smith Institute in London. He also happens to be one of the global experts on the metal scandium, one of the rare-earth metals - something he describes as, "an odd thing to be but someone does have to be such and in this flavour of our universe I am." Worstall has written for The Times, Daily Telegraph, Express, Independent, City AM, Wall Street Journal, Philadelphia Inquirer and online for the ASI, IEA, Social Affairs Unit, Spectator, The Guardian, The Register and Techcentralstation.


64. Jeff Miller

Jeff Miller is the President of New Arc Investments, Inc. and a former professor of advanced research methods at the University of Wisconsin. Miller uses sound research methods to identify unsound conclusions helping people avoid the trap of blindly following "celebrities, pseudo-experts, or those who profit by selling fear." Miller may be most well-known currently for his blog, Dash of Insight, which he started over 10 years ago, which also happens to be one of our Top Economics and Finance Blogs. Jeff is an excellent source of finance, economics and political news designed to help the individual investor spot the best opportunities. He has a wealth of experience in trading and managing investments and draws on his past experiences as a college professor and consultant for U.S. government agencies to help him impart his knowledge onto the public.


65. Catherine L Mann

Catherine L Mann is the Chief Global Economist for Citi. Previously she was the Chief Economist and Head of the Economics Department of the OECD. Mann has a BA in Economics from Harvard, where she graduated magna cum laude and a PhD in International Economics from MIT.


66. Larry Mishel

Larry Mishel is a distinguished fellow at the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) and served as president from 2002-2017. Mishel has been with the EPI since 1987 and in that time, Mishel has helped build it into one the U.S.'s premier research organizations focused on living standards and labor markets. Mishel's primary research interests are centered on labor markets and education, having written extensively on wage and job quality trends in the U.S.


67. Antonio Fatas

Antonio Fatas is a professor at INSEAD Business School, a Senior Policy Scholar at the Center for Business and Public Policy at the McDonough School of Business (Georgetown University, USA) and a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (London, UK). So, it's safe to say, he's qualified. Fatas shares his views on economic and financial market trends through his social media accounts and blog.


68. Cameron Crise

You may know him as the the previously anonymous blogger Macro Man, however, Cameron Crise has  been unmasked and become a full-time employee as a Macro Strategist and writer for Bloomberg. His writing and by default his tweets are often fun, fresh and entertaining, while still being informative.


69. Francesco Saraceno

Francesco Saraceno is an Italian economist working in France as Deputy Department Director at OFCE Sciences-Po. He holds PhDs in economics from Columbia University and La Sapienza University of Rome. Saraceno's research and teaching focuses on macroeconomics and economic policy, especially at the European level.


70. Timothy Taylor

Timothy Taylor is an American economist and currently serves as the managing editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives, a quarterly academic journal produced at Macalester College and published by the American Economic Association. He has been a lecturer and professor of economics. At Stanford, he was winner of the award for excellent teaching in a large class given by the Associated Students of Stanford University. He was also voted Teacher of the Year by the master's degree students at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the Univeristy of Minnesota. So, if you are looking to learn more about economics, Taylor would be a good one to follow.


71. Ed Dolan

Ed Dolan is an American economist who holds a PhD in economics from Yale University. Dolan is a well-travelled economist, having taught all over the world such as Hungary, Czech Republic, Latvia and Russia, where he founded the American Institute for Business and Economics. He is a Senior Fellow at the Niskanen Center. He has also worked for the U.S. Department of Justice and as an adviser to the National Bank of Kazakhstan.


72. Marie Mora

Marie Mora, PhD, Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at The University of Missouri–St. Louis. She was formerly a professor of economics at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and Director of the NSF-funded AEA Mentoring Program. Mora's research interests are centered on labor economics and in particular the areas of Hispanic/Latino labor-market and other socioeconomic outcomes. She has been frequently shared her research expertise on Hispanic/Latino socioeconomic outcomes across the U.S., including the White House Initiative for the Educational Excellence of Hispanics, the White House Council of Economic Advisers, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, U.S. Department of Labor, among other organizations.


73. Robert Wenzel

Robert Wenzel is an economist out of the Austrian school whose vision of liberty is "more radical than that of the founding fathers." He is the editor and publisher of which covers issues related to free markets, liberty and Wenzel's own theory of Private Property Society. He is heavily influenced by the writings of Ludwig von Mises, F.A. Hayek, Murray Rothbard, Henry Hazlitt and Harry Browne. If any of that sounds interesting to you, give him a follow.


74. Mike Norman

Mike Norman is an economist and veteran trader. With over 30 years of experience working on Wall Street under his belt, he is certainly a foremost authority on trading, finance and invesment. He was previously a business conrtibutor for Fox News for over 10 years, a manager of some of the largest hedge funds in the world, a former member of the NYMEX, CEM, COMEX, and NYFE as well as a manager of a proprietary trading desk for Credit Suisse. He is also currently an educator, teaching students Foreign Exchange trading. In addition, he is a prominent propent of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT), something he frequently comments on in the media, seeking to dispell many of the fallacies and myths that are common in mainstream economic thinking today about MMT and economics in general.


75. Dave Giles

Raised and educated in New Zealand, Dave Giles is a Professor Emeritus from the University of Victoria, Canada. Giles's research and areas of expertise are centered around econometrics and applied statistics. If econometics, stats and math is your thing, give Dave a follow.


76. Lars P Syll

Lars P. Syll has a PhD in Economics and is currently a professor of civics at Malmö University in Sweden. Syll describes himself as a "critical realist" who opposes "all kinds of social constructivism and postmodern relativism". As a social scientist and an economist in the mold of John Maynard Keynes, Syll frequently discusses topics such as education, theory of science and methodology, politics and society, as well as economics and econometrics.


77. Heidi Hartmann

An expert on the intersection between, economics, public policy and women's role in each, Dr. Heidi Hartmann is the President and Founder of the Institue for Women's Policy Research, a scientific research organization that seeks to meet the need for women-centered, poilicy-oriented research. She is also a Distinguished Economist In-Residence for Gender and Economic Analysis at American Univeristy in Washington D.C.


78. James Picerno

Picerno has been writing about investing and macroeconomics since the early 1990s at Bloomberg, Dow Jones and other media groups before becoming an independent writer and analyst in 2008. He is also the editor of The Capital Spectator, a blog that mostly covers macroeonomics, the business cycle and portfolio strategy.


79. Chad Hagan

Chad Hagan is a financier and author and is a dyed-in-the-wool market skeptic. Hagan is a contrarian, steeped in liberal economics, and noted for his take no prisoners approach to deals and investments. As the CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Hagan Capital Group, investments led by Chad have been covered by global business news including Reuters, Bloomberg, Fortune and The Wall Street Journal. Give him a follow.


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