Can Europeans Blog?

Earlier this month, the Bruegel blog ran a long, provocative post titled “Europeans can’t blog.” The main point was this observation:

It is striking to note that the online debate about European economic issues mostly takes place on American blogs. A couple of European blogs have contributed to change this landscape, but the European blogosphere remains behind the US in terms of quality and density of discussion.

Of course, Europeans can blog. The problem, instead, seems to be that the European economic blogosphere is less interconnected and less engaged with itself than seems to be the case here in the United States. (Mexican econoblogger Alejandro Villagomez references the Bruegel post and raises similar concerns for the Mexican econoblogoshere.)

In response, Henning Meyer, who blogs at the Social Europe Journal, has posted an informal list of top European economics blogs. He lists over a dozen blogs, including several of my daily reads: and Andrew Watt and George Irvin (both of the last two housed at Social Europe).

The comments section for Meyer’s post adds at least a dozen more European economics blogs (and, in the process, undermines the original Bruegel view that European economics blogs are not interactive enough). In that spirit, let me add David Lizoain‘s informal, eclectic, Tumblr-powered blog, which deserves more attention than it gets. (Lizoain also contributes regularly to Social Europe.)

Leave a Reply