Top 200 Influential Economics Blogs: Aug 2013

It’s been several months since we published our last ranking of influential economic blogs. Below is an updated list of the top 200 economic blogs, ordered by their Onalytica Influence Index. But before that, take a look at this library of films for everybody.

An explanation of the methodology can be found in our previous post on influential economic blogs.

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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.

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S&P 500 and UST 10YR: anticipate their trend with the help of Onalytica Indexes

Onalytica Indexes are a collection of alternative financial indices which reflect how economic and business issues such as recession, inflation, crisis, etc. are perceived by the population in general and by those with more influence in the debate.

Moreover, the indices are related to several classical financial indices and indicators of the state of the economy.

In a previous post it has been shown that the Recession-Index is often a leading indicator for the direction of increase/decrease of the GDP, both for UK and US Economies.

We discuss here two other examples that highlight the relationships between Onalytica Indexes and economic indices: we compare the US Recession-Index with S&P 500 and with US Treasury Bond Yields (UST 10YR).

First, we have compared the Equal-Weighted US Recession-Index with the S&P 500 index over the period August 2008 to May 2012 (see first chart below).

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