Arnold Kling     Essays | Short Book Reviews| Learning Economics| askblog

Arnold Kling

I am an economist by training, on my nth career, which involves teaching, writing, and blogging. Career n-1 was as an Internet entrepreneur. Career n-2 was as a middle manager with Freddie Mac. Career n-3 was as an economist with the Fed.

My books:

My courses:

This page lists some recent academic papers.

This page lists videos in which I appear (Congressional testimony, other panel discussions, etc.)

My new blog is askblog. Previously, I blogged at EconLog, which was the successor to Great Questions of Economics.

I have written a lot about the housing and financial crisis. See Lectures on Macroeconomics for some thoughts on macro. For my views on causes of the crisis, see Not What they Had in Mind or testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Operations.

I have written hundreds of other essays over the last several years. Here is the aimst archive, which houses the "Arguing in My Spare Time" essays that I write.

In case you didn't know, I started homefair.com in May of 1994, and ultimately sold it in October of 1999. My reflections on homefair can be found at A Sequence of Miscalculations.

On December 28, 1999, I started the Internet Bubble Monitor. I froze it on March 9, 2001. At that point, I figured it was time to declare victory over the bubble and move on to something else.

A movie of me dancing can be found here. If you're looking from the perspective of the camera, I am in the middle and toward the left, wearing a white shirt. Jackie is dancing in the back row on the right, wearing a white shirt. The woman at the front right choreographed the dance.

My various affiliations include:

Clayton (Mo.) High School, 1967-1971.
Swarthmore College, 1971-1975.
Congressional Budget Office, 1975.
Graduate School, Economics, MIT, 1976-1980.
Federal Reserve Board, 1975-76 and 1980-1986.
Freddie Mac, 1987-1994 and 1995-1997.
homefair.com, 1994 - January 31, 2000.
Jackie Schleifer Kling, 1980 - present.
Silver Spring, Md., 1980 - present.
U.S. Othello Association, 1981 - present.

I can be reached at arnoldsk@us.net