ECONOMISTS disagree about most things; ranking economic websites is no exception. The Economist polled a sample of ten top economists and five humble journalists and came up with widely different answers. Still, there were some clear favourites. We selected the top five according to three criteria: usefulness of information, ease of use and appearance (see table).
Tops is Nouriel Roubini’s website. Anyone who wants to follow the debate about the global financial crisis should visit it regularly. Take Brazil, the latest victim of financial turmoil. The site points you for starters to breaking news, press reports, comment from eminent economists, Brazil’s IMF agreement and academic articles about policy issues such as the choice of exchange-rate regime.
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