Top 200 Most Influential Economics Blogs

Some time ago we have listed the TOP 100 economics blogs, ordered according to their Onalytica Influence Index.

Similarly to how academic journals compute their Impact Factor, we determined the most influential economics blogs based on the number of citations that they receive.

A great deal has changed since half a year ago, when we published the 100 most influential blogs. Some of the blogs on the list no longer have regular posts. Others have grown and become better. Some blogs have only come under our radar in the recent months.

The Top 200 influential economics blogs ordered according to Onalytica Influence Index is listed below.

As in the previous blog post related to influential economics blogs, the table contains the following metrics: Onalytica Influence Index (I), Popularity (P) and Over-Influence (O-I). We refer to the above mentioned post for an explanation of each metric.

If we compare this ranking with the previous Top 100 influential blogs, we notice a few interesting aspects.

To begin with, there isn’t much movement in the higher ranking blogs. Just as last time, The Conscience of a Liberal (Paul Krugman’s Blog), Economist’s View and Marginal Revolution are the top 3 influential economics blogs.

Many blogs have a lower rank. This is caused by two factors: first, there are new entries, influential blogs that we have only recently started monitoring.

The second cause of a lower rank for some blogs is the quantity and quality of citations they receive. There are a few blogs such as Institutional Economics that decreased both their levels of Influence and Popularity; this essentially means that the blog received fewer citations.

Many of the blogs with a lower rank than in the previous Top 100 list have a comparable level of popularity but a much lower level of Influence. For example Andrew Gelman’s blog has a similar level of Popularity but only half of the Influence it had before. This is the effect of the quality of the citations it receives: lately it has been cited by less influential blogs.

A small number of blogs have a higher rank than before. Sometimes, such as in the case of The Becker-Posner Blog, the number and quality of citations account for an increased rank. However, most of the blogs that are ranked higher than before have received citations from more influential blogs. This is the case with Angry Bear, a blog that has the same level of Popularity but has more than doubled its Influence in the last months.

In our analysis, the data covers the period May 2011- November 2012.

Have we missed anything? Have you noticed some interesting movements that we haven’t pointed out? Let us know!

Website I P O-I
1. The Conscience of a Liberal (Paul Krugman’s Blog) 100 100.0 1.2
2. Economist’s View 69.9 82.1 1.0
3. Marginal Revolution 54.1 79.9 0.8
4. Brad Delong 53.8 75.4 0.9
5. Greg Mankiw’s Blog 51.2 58.2 1.1
6. Econbrowser 50.4 54.5 1.1
7. Naked Capitalism 46.9 50.7 1.1
8. Think Progress 45.8 47.8 1.2
9. The Money Illusion 45.5 51.5 1.1
10. Library of Economics and Liberty 43.0 58.2 0.9
11. The Big Picture 39.9 43.3 1.1
12. Worthwhile Canadian Initiative 38.4 44.8 1.0
13. Calculated Risk 37.0 43.3 1.0
14. Freakonomics 35.7 40.3 1.1
15. Crooked Timber 31.0 41.0 0.9
16. Why Nations Fail 29.8 31.3 1.1
17. Zero Hedge 27.9 44.8 0.8
18. Interfluidity 27.6 35.1 0.9
19. Cafe Hayek 26.0 32.8 1.0
20. Economic Policy Institute 25.3 29.1 1.0
21. Angry Bear 22.5 23.9 1.1
22. Modeled Behavior 21.6 32.8 0.8
23. The Incidental Economist 21.5 20.9 1.2
24. The Baseline Scenario 20.3 35.8 0.7
25. Overcoming Bias 20.0 26.9 0.9
26. Credit Writedowns 19.2 22.4 1.0
27. Economic Principals 18.8 17.9 1.2
28. The Irish Economy 16.8 11.9 1.6
29. The Becker-Posner Blog 16.6 25.4 0.8
30. A Fistful of Euros 16.4 18.7 1.0
31. Infectious Greed 16.1 17.9 1.1
32. Rortybomb 16.1 26.9 0.7
33. Keith Hennessey 15.8 10.4 1.7
34. The Policy Center 15.8 11.2 1.6
35. Dani Rodrik’s weblog 15.6 21.6 0.9
36. Stumbling and Mumbling 15.6 21.6 0.9
37. John Kay 15.4 15.7 1.1
38. Mainly Macro 15.1 12.7 1.4
39. Uneasy Money 13.3 18.7 0.8
40. Next New Deal 13.1 14.2 1.1
41. Chris Blattman 12.9 14.2 1.1
42. Patrick Chovanec 12.8 8.2 1.7
43. A Dash of Insight 12.8 9.0 1.6
44. China Financial Markets 12.3 9.0 1.5
45. Organizations and Markets 12.0 15.7 0.9
46. The Oil Drum 11.6 15.7 0.9
47. The undercover Economist 11.6 15.7 0.9
48. Firedoglake 11.5 9.7 1.3
49. The Reality-Based Community 11.4 13.4 1.0
50. Environmental Economics 11.3 15.7 0.8
51. Andrew Gelman 11.3 20.9 0.6
52. John Quiggin 11.3 11.9 1.1
53. IMF Direct 11.1 18.7 0.7
54. Conf. of a Supply-Side Liberal 11.0 15.7 0.8
55. New Economic Perspectives 11.0 12.7 1.0
56. Adam Smith Institute 10.8 14.9 0.8
57. Liberty Street Economics 10.6 23.1 0.5
58. The Volokh Conspiracy 10.6 10.4 1.1
59. Donald Marron 10.2 10.4 1.1
60. Multiplier Effect 8.3 5.2 1.6
61. Division of Labor 8.3 11.9 0.8
62. Taking Hayek Seriously 8.2 9.0 1.0
63. TaxProf Blog 7.8 11.9 0.7
64. Daniel W. Drezner 7.7 9.0 1.0
65. The Reformed Broker 7.6 10.4 0.8
66. Tim Worstall 7.6 8.2 1.0
67. TripleCrisis 7.6 7.5 1.1
68. Economists Do it With Models 7.5 9.7 0.9
69. Coyote Blog 7.4 10.4 0.8
70. Brett Keller 7.4 3.0 2.3
71. EconomistMom 7.3 6.0 1.3
72. Noahpinion 7.0 7.5 1.0
73. Growthology 7.0 9.0 0.9
74. Stan Collender 6.8 6.7 1.1
75. ThinkMarkets 6.7 12.7 0.6
76. The Economic Populist 6.7 9.0 0.8
77. Kantoos Economics 6.5 13.4 0.6
78. Historinhas 6.5 9.7 0.7
79. Club For Growth 6.3 8.2 0.8
80. Knowledge Problem 6.3 11.9 0.6
81. Orgtheory.net 6.1 8.2 0.8
82. Winterspeak.com 5.9 5.2 1.2
83. Dynamist.com 5.9 9.0 0.7
84. Qfinance 5.2 6.7 0.8
85. Roubini 5.2 6.7 0.8
86. U.S. Food Policy 5.2 3.0 1.6
87. Knowing and Making 5.1 6.0 0.9
88. CoRE Economics 5.1 9.0 0.6
89. Alpha.Sources.CV 5.1 6.7 0.8
90. voluntaryXchange 5.1 8.2 0.7
91. Matt Rognlie 5.0 8.2 0.7
92. The Capital Spectator 4.8 7.5 0.7
93. The Everyday Economist 4.7 6.0 0.8
94. Economics Intelligence 4.7 11.2 0.5
95. Peter Gordon’s Blog 4.7 3.7 1.2
96. Institutional Economics 4.6 3.7 1.2
97. The Conglomerate 4.6 8.2 0.6
98. Half Sigma 4.5 3.7 1.2
99. A Fine Theorem 4.4 6.7 0.7
100. Economic Logic 4.4 2.2 1.6
101. Karl Whelan 4.3 3.7 1.1
102. MoneyScience 4.1 4.5 0.9
103. Open Economics 4.1 4.5 0.9
104. Aguanomics 4.0 6.0 0.7
105. Questions and Observations 4.0 4.5 0.9
106. Reszatonline 3.9 3.7 1.0
107. Increasing Marginal Utility 3.9 3.7 1.0
108. Thomas Palley 3.9 3.0 1.2
109. REneweconomy 3.8 2.2 1.4
110. Harvard International Review 3.8 3.0 1.2
111. Fight Entropy 3.8 1.5 1.8
112. EclectEcon Economics Studies 3.8 2.2 1.4
113. Healthcare Economist 3.8 3.0 1.2
114. Aid Thoughts 3.7 3.0 1.1
115. Capital Chronicle 3.7 2.2 1.4
116. Chicago Boyz 3.7 3.0 1.1
117. Truth on the Market 3.7 7.5 0.5
118. TVHE 3.6 5.2 0.7
119. Ben Muse 3.5 3.0 1.1
120. Aplia Econ Blog 3.5 3.0 1.1
121. The Unbroken Window 3.5 3.0 1.1
122. WTF Finance 3.5 2.2 1.3
123. Businomics Blog 3.4 2.2 1.3
124. Long or Short Capital 3.3 1.5 1.6
125. Ralphonomics 3.3 1.5 1.6
126. The Street Light 3.2 0.7 0.0
127. With Certain Unalienable Rights 3.2 0.7 0.0
128. Macro Business 3.2 1.5 1.6
129. Ludwig von Mises Institute 3.2 4.5 0.7
130. Forest Policy – Forest Practice 3.1 3.0 1.0
131. Economics One 3.1 1.5 1.5
132. Neighborhood Effects 3.1 5.2 0.6
133. Flip Chart Fairy Tales 3.1 3.0 1.0
134. Mecpoc 3.1 1.5 1.5
135. Karen Grepin’s Global Health Blog 3.1 1.5 1.5
136. EclectEcon Economics Studies 3.1 2.2 1.2
137. Mostly Economics 3.1 3.0 0.9
138. J William Ambrosini Jr 3.1 1.5 1.5
139. The Leisure of the Theory Class 3.0 5.2 0.6
140. Empirical Legal Studies 3.0 2.2 1.1
141. The Lump of Labor 2.9 2.2 1.1
142. Stephen Williamson: New Monetarist Economics 2.9 2.2 1.1
143. Tabloid Edition – Tim Worstall 2.9 2.2 1.1
144. Environmental and Urban Economics 2.8 1.5 1.4
145. Econospeak 2.8 0.7 0.0
146. Iacono Research 2.8 1.5 1.4
147. Bronte Capital 2.8 1.5 1.3
148. NYU Development Research Institute 2.8 7.5 0.4
149. The Slack Wire 2.7 1.5 1.3
150. Marc Gunther 2.7 2.2 1.0
151. Cautious Bull 2.7 0.7 0.0
152. Our Word is Our Weapon 2.7 1.5 1.3
153. EconWeekly 2.7 2.2 1.0
154. All Roads Lead to China 2.6 0.7 0.0
155. The Angry Economist 2.6 3.0 0.8
156. Market Design 2.6 0.7 0.0
157. Economics and Psychology Research 2.6 0.7 0.0
158. Atanu Dey on India’s Development 2.5 1.5 1.2
159. The Prudent Investor 2.5 0.7 0.0
160. Carpe Diem 2.5 0.7 0.0
161. Don’t worry, I’m an Economist! 2.5 0.7 0.0
162. Undergraduate Economist 2.5 0.7 0.0
163. Turing’s Invisible Hand 2.5 1.5 1.2
164. The Past Speaks 2.5 1.5 1.2
165. Miraj Patel 2.5 0.7 0.0
166. Supply and Demand (In That Order) 2.5 0.7 0.0
167. Johan Fourie’s Blog 2.5 1.5 1.2
168. Pannell Discussions 2.5 0.7 0.0
169. NEP-DGE Blog 2.5 2.2 0.9
170. Macro Man 2.5 0.7 0.0
171. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago 2.5 0.7 0.0
172. Duncan’s Economic Blog 2.4 3.7 0.6
173. History Squared 2.4 5.2 0.5
174. Big Picture Agriculture 2.4 0.7 0.0
175. The RepEC Blog 2.4 5.2 0.5
176. Environmental Valuation & Cost-Benefit News 2.4 0.7 0.0
177. New Economist 2.3 5.2 0.5
178. The Power and the Money 2.3 0.7 0.0
179. Welker’s Wikinomics 2.3 0.7 0.0
180. Development Therapy 2.3 0.7 0.0
181. Ideas 2.2 0.7 0.0
182. Labour and Capital 2.2 0.7 0.0
183. Anti-Dismal 2.2 0.7 0.0
184. Rajiv Sethi 2.2 0.7 0.0
185. Richard H. Serlin 2.2 0.7 0.0
186. Conversable Economist 2.2 2.2 0.8
187. Tough Cowards Flinch 2.2 1.5 1.1
188. John Myles White 2.2 0.7 0.0
189. DFID Bloggers 2.2 0.7 0.0
190. Everything Finance 2.2 0.7 0.0
191. AtlanticBlog.com 2.1 2.2 0.8
192. The Discomfort Zone 2.1 0.7 0.0
193. Simoleon Sense 2.1 3.0 0.7
194. Falkenblog 2.1 1.5 1.0
195. Public Financial Management Blog 2.1 1.5 1.0
196. Freakonometrics 2.1 0.7 0.0
197. Econometrics Beat: Dave Giles’ Blog 2.1 0.7 0.0
198. Decision Science News 2.0 0.7 0.0
199. econblog101 2.0 1.5 1.0
200. Ecological Headstand 2.0 0.7 0.0