The best economists to follow in the age of Trump

The narrative about U.S. economic growth and financial markets has changed since Donald Trump won the presidential election.

Gone are the days when we talk about central banks, monetary stimulus and low rates. We are in a brave new world of bold fiscal spending plans, tax reforms, rising inflation and rising interest rates.

Whether you are a supporter of the president-elect or not, understanding the implications of the new administration on the economy can be daunting. So weve compiled a list of few prominent economists whose blogs can give you valuable insight.

This is not a ranking list, so, the order in which they appear should not be taken as indication of their quality.

Frances Coppola: A deep thinker and a prolific writer, she describes herself as politically non-aligned and economically neutral.

If you are interested in monetary policy, central banks and the banking industry, markets, the economy and how it all impact us savers, workers and investors alike Coppola provides thought-provoking material.

Danielle DiMartino Booth : Uses her experience in central banking and Wall Street to write about financial markets, the economy and the intersection of central banking and politics.

She is a fierce critic of the Federal Reserve, having written a scathing book, Fed Up. Among her main criticisms of the institution are its structural deficiencies and lack of perspective. Whether you agree or disagree with her views, reading her material is insightful.

Betsey Ayer Stevenson is an economist, who teaches at the University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and has been serving on the Council of Economic Advisers for the Obama administration.

She has a regular column at Bloomberg View and her columns demystify the field of economics. She is best known for her work on the economics of marriage and love, education and the market of jobs, blending politics and policy.

Stephanie Kelton : One of the most highly regarded economists with the deepest understanding of how policy impacts the economy and markets. She teaches economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and served as an economic advisor to Bernie Sanders 2016 presidential campaign.

Her area of expertise includes Federal Reserve operations, fiscal policy, social security, international finance and employment policy. Not foreign to controversy, Kelton is very visible on the speaking circuit and in the media. Well worth the follow.

Ann Pettifor : A self-described new economist, she is a director of Advocacy International, PRIME Economics, analyst of the global financial system (, and a co-author of the Green New Deal.

She writes extensively on sovereign debt and international finance and is the author of Real World Economic Outlook: The Legacy of Globalization, Debt and Deflation and The Coming First World Debt Crisis.

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