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Really like the Canadian content and wouldn't mind more comparisons to countries other than USA.

1. Canadian

2. Masters in Public Admin Student

3. BA Econ

4. Very interesting and easy to understand. Also helpful for a number of my policy papers. Thanks!

Nationality Australian Country of Residence German
Occupation Computer Analyst, Industry Banking
B Econ (Hons in Economic Statistics /Attended some Masters courses - but didn't complete the degree due to finding part time study too demanding.)
Suggestions - I'm inclined sometimes to find some of the discussions from Nick a bit too academic. I got in to this blog first reading Stephen Gordon because I found his views refreshing - I got a bit sick of the American tendency to stick to a politically correct line on policy (which stems I think partly from their disfunctional political system).

1. I'm an Australian living in Hong Kong.
2. I qualified as an actuary, and now work in strategic asset allocation for an insurer.
3. Read some books, did some very forgettable study many years ago, would like to understand more but enjoy the job too much to take time off to study.
4. I'm enjoying the blog - it's a good break from US myopia and I generally find it both well explained and thought provoking. (No specific suggestions.)

1 - Canadian
2 - Academic researcher (w/ PhD) in gov't-funded lab
3 - Asking my brother and brother-in-law lots of questions (both are economists.) Reading DeLong, Krugmann, Bartlett, sometimes McMegan.
4 - I really like policy-wonk discussions of what is going on in Canada compared to the USA and the UK.

1. Canadian
2. PhD Student in Public Policy
3. Standard US graduate training in economics
4. Like the Canada-centric focus; can you point us to other sources of high quality policy analysis in Canada that people might not know about? What other blogs are of interest?

1. British Columbian
2. Community Organizer
3. Some coursework

1. New Zealander
2. Private sector economic forecaster
3. Finishing an MA Econ

2.Economist in private sector

1. Canadian
2. Biology masters degree / lab technician
3. a double BSc. in biology and economics, focusing mainly on micro and game theory

P.S. I didn't mention that I worked for several years in the research deparment of the central bank. In many ways, that was more of an education than university was.

P.S. So when do we get to see the analysis of this "Survey"?

reason: "I didn't mention that I worked for several years in the research deparment of the central bank..."

the central bank? meaning Australian or German?

1. Canadian (Nova Scotia)
2. Farmer, Egg/Beef/Christmas Tree
3. Finishing my fourth-year project to get a BSc. in Agricultural Economics(NSAC)
4. Odd that I never stumbled upon this, the amount of internet trawling I've done, specifically on Canadian Economics.

1. Canadian.
2. Financial Services
3. BA Econ/Finance

Nick, love your wonkish posts. Wouldn't mind a few book reviews from either of you, from time to time.

1. Canada
2. Law student, private sector
3. Some courses in political economy, taxation

1. Canadian

2. Government Analyst

3. Very little economics background (Prof. Rowe's ECON 1000, some Political Economy courses, etc).

4. Enjoy the readability and Canadian perspective

1. Indian
2. Analyst in a management consultancy
3. BA in Eco and have general interest in the subject

1. Canadian
2. Graduate student
3. MA Economics in progress

1. Canadian, currently in US, returning to Canada this fall.
2. Education
3. PhD

1. Canadian, currently in US, returning to Canada this fall
2. Education (University)
3. Econ Phd

1. Canadian
2. Chartered Accountant - public practice
3. Basic undergrad requirements for B Comm and just paying attention before and after.
4. Great material from the primary contributors and the commenters. I especially like the Canadian perspective, especially given the name of the blog.

1. Canada
2. Law student, articling in private sector
3. No economics background aside from some courses in political economy and taxation
4. I've found this blog to be very useful in explaining some important concepts. I particularly enjoy when your coverage is more political - especially Stephen Gordon on the debate between carbon-tax and cap-and-trade. Would be interesting to see more international coverage, including emerging/developing economies.

1) Canadian
2) Economist - Financial Sector
3) MA Econ
4) Keep it up - love the back and forth with Sumner

1. Canadian

2. Between-gigs investment fund manager and blogger (www.marketdepth.typepad.com)

3. MBA, and a bit of a self-taught economist, although my last official economics course was econ 100 at UBC

4. Just discovered this blog today. Very good depth. The internet doesn't have much good Canadian economic commentary and this site is a standout imo. I like the use of data and the depth and quality of the discussion of each post.

1) canadian
2) student in Msc in urbanism
3) Bsc in Econonomics

1. British in Britain. Changed planes in Canada once in early May though. Still piles of snow around; never went back!

2. Jack of all trades.

3. MSc in economics. Former central banker and university lecturer in economics.

4. This is the best blog I know of for monetary economics. The posts and the discussion are generally objective (unlike, say, Monetary Illusion), rigorous and informative (not much rhetoric). Do not worry about not posting if you are struggling to find time or have nothing pressing to write about; since the financial crisis began if not before, there is far too much being written with not enough thought.

1. Canadian. Went to Soho once (I think).

2. Multiple years in the global treasury function of one of the major Canadian banks. Currently on self-defined sabbatical; more currently on summer hiatus from that sabbatical.

3. MBA finance; CFA. Macroeconomics was my best course in the MBA. I remain paralyzed by fear when confronted by supply and demand curves, but like to moon walk through balance sheets. Became intrigued by money when somebody gave me a penguin pocket book called ‘Monetary Theory’ edited by R.W. Clower, 1973 edition. Was fascinated by “Money, a veil” by Pigou. Read some things by Harry Johnson too, without understanding a whole lot. This was around the time that Peter Newman came out with “The Canadian Establishment”. Peter Newman is one of Canada’s foremost bullshitters on money matters.

4. Great blog; one of the best.

1. What is your nationality or country of residence?

Romanian, residing in the US

2. What is your profession/occupation? Private/government/education sector?

Graduate student

3. How much economics background do you have? None? Read a few economics books? Taken a few courses? BA, MA, PhD?

Pursuing PhD in Economics

4. Any other comments or suggestions about the blog?

Keep it going!

JKH: what a coincidence. Open on the desk beside me I have the 1969 edition of the same Penguin paperback "monetary Theory" ed. Robert Clower. I am reading the rather difficult essay "money and the mechanism of exchange" by Yeager. I find I have been arguing along the same lines he was.


I'm not surprised. Your blog writing reminded me of that book. Unfortunately, overexposure to the banking world seems to have made it more difficult rather than less difficult for me to absorb a type of theory I originally found attractive. Or maybe its just a matter of finding the right window at the right time to get back into that zone of thinking.

1. Canadian (Yellowknife)
2. UVic Law Student
3. A handful of classes during my undergrad at Carleton in Political Science
4. I really appreciate your willingness to briefly reply to questions that are personally emailed.
I really like the posts with graphs or data that are surprising.

1. Canadian

2. IT Recruiter

3. University courses (up to third year)

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