We asked Paul Krugman about the dangers of economists getting too big for their boots and losing track of what really convinces the wider public.
Most policy blogs soon run out of goodwill. This post shares the story of Ideas for India. About to enter its sixth year, the blog has almost 20,000 unique visitors a month and its content is reposted on India's top news sites with readerships of over two million.
Do economic researchers have the right incentives to communicate their policy insights clearly and concisely? Economist and long-time Italian Ministry of Finance official Fabrizio Ghisellini points out the potential obstacle of ‘loss aversion’ experienced by researchers as well as the policy-makers they are trying to reach.