Below we briefly describe a few of these economists and give some links to their work.
Let's begin with Paul Krugman. He is an extremely prolific writer. His renown originally came from work on International Economics, in particular on strategic trade policy. He is a former Clark Medal winner and a good bet to the win the Nobel prize in the not too distant future. He has a column that appears twice weekly on the op-ed page in the New York Times, where he writes on political as well as economic matters.
Unofficial Krugman Homepage
New York Times Krugman Page (free but you must register).
Next, let's consider Steven Landsburg. He is fun to read, not the least because he is so frequently outrageous in his claims. You may not always agree with him, but he will challenge you in your own thinking. He analyzes ordinary human behavior by taking an economics slant and comes up with provocative analysis and commentary.
Fairness and Employment
Finally, let’s consider Gregory Mankiw. His Principles text is one of the market leaders. His blog can be considered an adjoint of his text.
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