Sunday, March 07, 2010

Git Ur Econ Geek On




Last February, the Kauffman Foundation hosted the first ever Economics Bloggers Forum.

Granting that econ geeks are few and far between, if you are a local blogger and care even a wit about world events you should have stumbled across the blogs of at least one of the attendees listed below and perhaps share my sense of wonderment as to how the event passed us by with little or no fanfare.

Alison Schrager http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/
Amity Shlaes http://www.amityshlaes.com/
Bob Cringely http://www.cringely.com/
Brian Carney http://www.Opinionjournal.com
David Warsh http://www.economicprincipals.com/
Gregg Gordon http://www.smirkingchimp.com/author/gregg_gordon
Mark Thoma http://economistsview.typepad.com/
Mark Perry http://mjperry.blogspot.com/
Matt Schreiber OM III Capital Management
Scott Jagow http://www.publicradio.org/columns/marketplace/scratchpad/
Seth Ditchik http://press.princeton.edu/
Sramana Mitra http://www.sramanamitra.com/
Steve Malanga http://www.realclearmarkets.com
Tim Kane http://www.growthology.org
Tyler Cowen http://www.marginalrevolution.com/
Bob Litan http://www.growthology.org
Arnold Kling http://econlog.econlib.org/
Ben Wildavsky http://www.kauffman.org
Carl Schramm http://www.kauffman.org
Charles Johnson http://www.growthology.org
Chris Lester http://www.kansascity.com/
Dane Stangler http://www.growthology.org
Don Boudreaux http://www.cafehayek.com/
EJ Reedy http://www.kauffman.org
Jeff Cornwall http://www.drjeffcornwall.com/
John McIntyre www.realclearpolitics.com
Lynne Kiesling http://knowledgeproblem.com/
Matt Rees http://www.whwg.com/thefirm/staff.php/46/Matthew__Rees
Matthew Yglesias http://yglesias.thinkprogress.org/
Michael Anton http://www.kauffman.org
Michael Mandel http://www.businessweek.com/the_thread/economicsunbound/
Mike Shedlock http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/
Paul Kedrosky http://paul.kedrosky.com/
Virginia Postrel http://www.dynamist.com/weblog/index.html
Wendy Guillies http://www.kauffman.org
Yves Smith http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/

Other than the Kauffman Foundation, the only local media coverage I could find was at KC infoZine. We even got scooped by The Dallas Morning News.

And it's not like there weren't local cultural angles; Tyler Cowen had a battle of the Kansas City barbecue joints post.

ebTDesignForum.com asks if Kansas City might become the post-Globalization version of Mont Pelerin, because they're coming back!

2 comments:

Bull E. Vard said...

Just to throw it out there, it didn't pass me by.

Muddy Mo said...

I had a feeling you might have. Growthology.com has several videos recorded after the event. Cowen did one.

Maybe we can get stir up some coverage for this year's shindig?