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. A serious 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, and contacts (and friendships) I have gotten 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. It is because of all this that I am still around. 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.
Finally, it is impossible for me not to mention my affiliation with my friend and colleague, the UK/Catalan economist Edward Hugh. Edward's writings are scattered all over the internet but through his mainpage here, you can learn more about him and where to go to sample his work.
Guide to the site
I write 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 gotten 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!
Last updated: 5/4/2015