Economics & policy media
Economics and policy media
- Vox. In addition to their articles, I recommend their podcasts, The Weeds and The Ezra Klein Show. Klein's interview with Cal Newport, on the topic of focused work, is particularly good.
- Freakonomics Radio. Fun, quirky takes on economic thinking.
- Economist's View. A broad-ranging survey of economic writing online.
- VoxEU. Readable versions of important or novel recent research.
- Energy Institute at Haas (UC Berkeley) blog. Posts on energy and climate policy from top economists.
- Capitalisn't. An economics podcast featuring Luigi Zingales (Chicago Booth) and Kate Waldock (Georgetown).
- Conversations with Tyler. Economist Tyler Cowen (George Mason) asks unusual, useful questions. Both academic and non-academic guests are included. While the podcast is produced by the Mercatus Center, I have not noticed a particularly libertarian slant.
Books on economics, applied statistics, and mathematics
- The Undercover Economist, by Tim Harford
- The Drunkard's Walk, by Leonard Mlodinow
- The Signal and the Noise, by Nate Silver
- The Ghost Map, by Steven Johnson
- Democracy in Chains, by Nancy MacLean
- Flash Boys, by Michael Lewis
- The Music of the Primes, by Marcus du Sautoy
- In Our Time, BBC Radio 4. A wonderful discussion program ranging from history and literature to mathematics and science.