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Welcome to my Weblog and the guide to my site

Who am I?

Welcome to my blog. I am Claus Vistesen and you can mail me from the link on the front page if you think you need to get in touch. I am currently working as Chief Eurozone Economist for Pantheon Macroeconomics. Traditional disclaimers apply. This is my playground and everything that goes on here is solely a result my deliberations and does not represent the opinion of any private commercial entity.   

I have been online with Alpha.Sources since September 2005 and what a ride. An online presence can be a tremendous and valuable asset in terms of academic work as well as on a personal relationship level and I am very grateful and happy for the reactions, opinions, contacts and friendships I have garnered through this site. Especially, I highly cherish the somewhat loose yet vivid community of econ and finance bloggers from whom I believe I have learned a lot. These days, the debate has moved on to new platforms, Twitter, Facebook etc, but I would still dare any community, virtual or not, to show a similar track record of discussion, interaction and valued added.

I reserve the right to deal with anything that has my immediate interests so consider yourself in an environment where tail risks of going "off-topic" are high. Mostly though, I stick to the world of finance and economics with a macro bent. Even more so now that I have set up an off-shoot to this site devoted to my trials and tribulations as an author of fiction

Finally, it is impossible for me not to mention my affiliation with my friend and colleague, the UK/Catalan economist Edward Hugh. Edward sadly passed away on his birthday December 29th 2015, and I will miss visiting him in his village in the Spanish mountains, and our conversations on economics and finance. Edward's footprint on social media and the internet is substantial, and his ideas and writings are saved for posterity. I worked with Edward on some projects and knew his ideas, and will endeavor to collate his thoughts, ideas and work in a memorial site.   

Guide to the site

I currently less on the site than I used to, but I try to keep the place alive as best as I can. Beta.Sources has been dormant for awhile, mainly because there are better ways to keep track on a list of ideas/papers than a blog. But I might update it if and when I see fit.  

Advertising Opportunities at Alpha.Sources

I have had more than a couple of offers for advertising all of which I have declined. I will continue to do so. My reasons? Well, there are many. First and foremost because so far; the money involved has been puny (almost embarassing!) and secondly because I like my site without ads!

I will try to reply to all comments and e-mails transmitted through this site and if I don't, ping me again!

Best regards

Claus Vistesen

Last updated: 30/12/2015