Top 10 Economists on Twitter

12th February, 2011

Twitter’s top 10 economists (12 February 2011) (previously)
@CMEGroup Chicago Mercantile Exchange 772,973 followers
@NYTimesKrugman Paul Krugman, Nobel Laureate & columnist 518,219 followers
@andrewrsorkin Andrew Ross Sorkin, NYT Dealbook 342,976 followers
@freakonomics The Freakonomics blog 248,927 followers
@WSJ_Econ Real Time economics from the Wall Street Journal 169,736 followers
@planetmoney NPR’s Planet Money 150,370 followers
@Richard_Florida Richard Florida, Urbanist 90,773
@PKedrosky Paul Kedrosky, Financial commentator 90,153 followers
@nouriel Nouriel Roubini, Economic forecaster 37,536 followers
@dambisamoyo Dambisa Moyo, Aid Sceptic 31,791 followers

Or follow the full Top 10 at this list.

Honourable mentions (I am doing a rolling update to reflect comments at the moment):

@evanHD Evan Davis, formerly BBC economics editor 24,847 followers
@DavidMcW David McWilliams, Irish popular economist 22,582 followers
@FelixSalmon Felix Salmon Finance blogger, Reuters 16,224 followers
@jeffdsachs Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University 15,990 followers
@TimHarford Tim Harford, Undercover Economist at the Financial Times, 12,694 followers (that’s me)
@Bill_Easterly Bill Easterly, New York University 10,740 followers
@Paulmasonnews Paul Mason, economics editor of BBC Newsnight 10,560 followers
@danariely Dan Ariely, Behavioural psychologist 9,483 followers
@tylercowen Tyler Cowen, curator of Marginal Revolution 7,808 followers
@DavidMWessel David Wessel Wall Street Journal’s Economics Editor 6,957 followers
@crampell Catherine Rampell, Economix Blog editor 3,956 followers
@EconEconomics Economics news from The Economist 3530 followers
@EconTalker Russ Roberts, econ professor and host of EconTalk 3211 followers
@cblatts Chris Blattman, Political scientist 2,824 followers
@plegrain Philippe Legrain, author 1917 followers
@B_Eichengreen Barry Eichengreen, economics professor 2,223 followers
@diane1859 Diane Coyle, The Enlightened Economist 1,454 followers
@DLeonhardt David Leonhardt, New York Times columnist 1364 followers
@AndrewSimms_NEF Andrew Simms, New Economics Foundation 864 followers
@Gregoryip Greg Ip, US Economics editor, The Economist 835 followers
@dismalscientist Tweets from Moody’s Analytics, 616 followers
@tutor2u_econ Resources for economics teachers 607 followers
@dsmitheconomics David Smith, Economics editor, Sunday Times 396 followers
@OlafStorbeck Olaf Storbeck, Economics editor, Handelsblatt 327 followers

Feel free to email [undercovereconomist AT gmail] or tweet [ @timharford ] with further suggestions. I’ll update this post from time to time. Comments are open.

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