New York Federal Reserve building in lower Manhattan.  (NYC, 2007)

Listed below are some of the blogs / pages of economists and public intellectuals who cover economics and finance:

Useful sites for economic data:

Below are very useful articles, research and general information sites to keep abreast of markets and understand the state of economics:

Below are links to economics departments at various universities:



Below are links to various advisory boards, institutions, research departments, think tanks, etc. that produce/present high-quality economic research and thought pieces:



Below is a list of economics professors from whom I have taken classes, or have worked for as a teaching or research assistant, or have otherwise been a direct part of my economics training.  (I earned a BSc at the University of Toronto and an MA and PhD at Princeton University, and took summer courses in Barcelona (Barcelona GSE and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra)).  These people have in some way, shape or form played a part in my formal training in economics:


  • Abreu, Dilip (Princeton)
  • Battaglini, Marco (Princeton)
  • Benabou, Roland (Princeton)
  • Blinder, Alan (Princeton)*
  • Case, Anne (Princeton)
  • Casas, François (Toronto)
  • Colander, David (Princeton)
  • Deaton, Angus (Princeton)
  • Farber, Henry (Princeton)
  • Floyd, John (Toronto)
  • Fuss, Melvyn (Toronto)
  • Gali, Jordi (Barcelona)
  • Gourinchas, Pierre Olivier (Princeton)
  • Grossman, Gene (Princeton)*
  • Gul, Faruk (Princeton)
  • Haque, Wahidul (Toronto)
  • Hejazi, Walid (Toronto)
  • Hong, Han (Princeton)
  • Honore, Bo (Princeton)
  • Karlan, Dean (Princeton)
  • Kim, Moshe (Barcelona)
  • Krugman, Paul (Princeton)*
  • Maggi, Giovanni (Princeton)
  • Marinacci, Massimo (Toronto)

  • Melino, Angelo (Toronto)
  • Ongena, Steven (Barcelona)
  • Parker, Jonathan (Princeton)
  • Paxon, Christina (Princeton)
  • Pesendorfer, Wolfgang (Princeton)
  • Poirier, Dale (Toronto)
  • Reinhardt, Uwe (Princeton)
  • Rey, Hélène (Princeton)
  • Rosen, Harvey (Princeton)
  • Rubenstein, Ariel (Princeton)
  • Safarian, Edward (Toronto)
  • Shimer, Robert (Princeton)
  • Shin, Hyun Song (Princeton)*
  • Sims, Chris (Princeton)
  • Slasor, George (Toronto)
  • Svensson, Lars (Princeton)
  • Tamer, Elie (Princeton)
  • Tomlinson, Peter (Toronto)
  • Turner, Matthew (Toronto)
  • Voth, Hans Joachim (Barcelona)
  • Watson, Mark (Princeton)
  • Wolfson, William (Toronto)
  • Woodford, Michael (Princeton)
  • Yatchew, Adonis (Toronto)

* Denotes doctoral dissertation committee members

For those wanting to read up on economics I would suggest the following academic/technical and non-academic/non-technical books:

Academic / technical:

  • Macroeconomics: “Lectures on macroeconomics” (Blanchard & Fischer, 1989), “Advanced macroeconomics” (David Romer, 2000)
  • Microeconomics: “Microeconomic theory” (Mas-Colell, Whinston & Green, 1995), “Microeconomic analysis” (Hal Varian, 1992)
  • Econometrics: “Econometric analysis” (Williame Greene, 2002)
  • Development economics: “Development economics” (Debraj Ray, 1998)
  • Game theory: “A course in game theory” (Osborne & Rubenstein, 1994)
  • International finance: “Foundations of international macroeconomics” (Obstfeld & Rogoff, 1996)
  • Monetary policy: “Monetary theory and policy” (Carl Walsh, 2010)

Non-academic / non-technical:

  • “Seven bad ideas: How mainstream economists have damaged America and the world” (Jeff Madrick, 2014) — with review: “What’s the matter with economics?” (Alan Blinder, 2014)
  • “End this depression now!” (Paul Krugman, 2012)
  • “Freakonomics” (Levitt & Dubner, 2005)
  • “A beautiful mind” (Sylvia Nasar, 2001)
  • “Development as freedom” (Amartya Sen, 1999)