“You can outsmart me but you will never outwork me.”
Francesco Saraceno, an Italian born economist working in France at OFCE Sciences-Po., an international research university, is “desperately trying to make sense of the European nonsense”.
Haunted by the mix of ideology and political inaction in economic analysis, he has grown increasingly pessimist about the state of the European economy. He is not the only one.
Peter Martin is Economics Editor of The Age, a daily newspaper that has been published in Melbourne, Australia, since 1854. He also writes for The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH), and The Canberra Times.
A former Commonwealth Treasury official with an honours degree in economics, he has reported economics for the ABC, the national news service in Australia and then Fairfax Media, one of the largest media companies in Australia and New Zealand, since 1985.
Originally created in 2006 by Joshua Gans, an Australian economist, Core Economics became a multiauthored blog in 2008. The blog generally covers economic policy and economic issues, along with business strategy, technology and innovation, reflecting the wide interests of the authors.
Branko Milanović is a Serbian-American economist who was born in 1953. He did his Ph.D. at University of Belgrade in 1987 with the dissertation on economic inequality in Yugoslavia. He is a presidential professor at the Graduate Center City University of New York and senior fellow at Luxembourg Income Study, He was lead economist in World Bank Research Department for almost 20 years and senior associate at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington (2003-2005).