Social Network: Economics Professor Louis D. Johnston
Louis D. Johnston

Social Network: Economics Professor Louis D. Johnston

Want to stay on top of economic news? Here are a few social handles to follow.

Amid the mass exodus of Twitter users within recent months, there have been a few notable holdouts, and Minnesota economics professor Louis D. Johnston is among them. On the faculty of the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University, Johnston (@LDJEconomics) is a prolific tweeter and reliable source of news about the economy locally and nationally. Here are a few accounts he follows.  


“I follow Aaron Sojourner for insight on labor market issues. His Twitter thread on the monthly job report (available at 7:30 a.m. on the first Friday of the month) is required reading for me and my students. Pair with Amy Burnett Cross’ “Women’s Job Report” (@amyburnettcross) and you’ll have a great overview of the national labor market.”


A senior economics writer at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Jeff “does an excellent job translating complicated ideas into clear, entertaining prose. You’ll learn more about the Consumer Price Index from his series ‘The Basket’ than from any textbook.”


“The Heller-Hurwicz Economics Institute connects the latest research with current issues.”


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