Saturday, March 14, 2009

George Mason: Comparative Blogging Advantage

THE ECONOMIST -- Compared to other economics departments, George Mason appears to have developed a comparative advantage in blogging. Lots of top departments produce good research and competition for talent (both new professors and graduate students) is fierce. Anecdotally, it sounds as if George Mason may actually be attracting more quality students and faculty because of the higher profile it gained from blogging.

AMERICAN SPECTATOR -- What is clear, though, is that not only does George Mason have a comparative advantage in blogging, but also that it's to everyone's advantage to have these economists sharing their thoughts in an approachable format. In fact, I'm almost tempted to say that I've learned more reading Marginal Revolution, Econlog, Cafe Hayek, and Overcoming Bias than I did getting a degree in economics from a top-20 university. By maintaining these blogs GMU economists have raised the level of discourse with non-economists from basically zero.

3 Comments:

At 3/14/2009 10:22 AM, Anonymous Free Templates said...

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At 3/14/2009 12:39 PM, Blogger Jamie Waller said...

True - True... you produce concise and usable info.


Keep up the good work...and look out Chicago!

 
At 3/15/2009 2:33 AM, Blogger 1 said...

"In fact, I'm almost tempted to say that I've learned more reading Marginal Revolution, Econlog, Cafe Hayek, and Overcoming Bias than I did getting a degree in economics from a top-20 university"...

You TOO Professor Mark can be accused to teaching more than what most classes in economics deliver for a fee!

Always an education coming to this site...

 

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