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    Is blogging good for economics?

    By - 24 de October de 2011, 10:54 am

    A few days ago, I attended an entertaining discussion on blogs at the IDB. It had the wonkish title “Blogging without borders: best practices of highly effective global blogging.”  Shanta Devarajan Chief economist for Africa at the World Bank, Felix Salmon from Reuters and David Roodman from the Center for International Development discussed on whether blogging can be good for economics and public policy discussions.

    The message was clear: there is a lot of information out there and we (economists that is) need to propagate the good ideas, even if they are half baked. The web will help in the cooking. Maybe we will go from broody brown bag lunches to half baked snacks.

    Why wait three or four years to get published in a peer reviewed journal, if you can publish on line now? Read more…