Quite often “top ten” style lists of economics blogs and websites contain links to interesting sites – but they do tend to be a bit on the serious side. So here’s my list of places to go if you’re a weary economist (or non-economist) at the end of a hard day’s work (or not), who just wants a bit of economics fun.
For news from the world of behavioural economics (definitely a contender for most fun branch of economics): Nudge blog (http://nudges.wordpress.com/)
For an economic multimedia experience with some jokes thrown in: Economists do it with models (http://www.economistsdoitwithmodels.com/). The discerning shopper looking for economic-related merchandise should also visit this site.
For economics in poetry (I know – I didn’t realise such a think could exist either!): Limericks Economiques (http://www.limericksecon.com/)
For comedy: The world’s first stand-up economist (http://www.standupeconomist.com/). Watch the video.
For economics, agony-aunt style: The inimitable Tim Harford’s Dear Economist column. This is sadly no longer in the FT, but you can catch up on all those problems solved here: http://timharford.com/articles/deareconomist/