Thursday, September 10, 2009
There are economists I like...
..and economists who I don't like. Anyone want to guess which category the above falls into?
I enjoy reading the various economists and market watchers publicly available work. It is a hobby of mine, I am more interested in their thought process than their actual predictions. I have only seen Schniepp quoted in the paper and his recently introduced newsletter and he is clearly always very bullishly biased instead of data driven. He is so bullish he calls CNBC bearish (it's true!)!
I prefer my economists to at least be able to find the minus sign on their calculator. Today they had a conference regarding their Ventura County predictions. Normally, I would feel bad I didn't get to go to the conference to hear the findings. But in this case I have the feeling I didn't miss much.
I much prefer David Rosenberg, Calculated Risk, Chris Thornberg, Paul Kasriel, and Bill Watkins.
Posted by Effective Demand at 7:39 PM