About Calculated Risk

• Calculated Risk: Real name: Bill McBride (author since Jan 2005)

A full time blogger, Mr. McBride retired as a senior executive from a small public company in the '90s. Mr. McBride holds an MBA from the University of California, Irvine, and has a background in management, finance and economics.

• Tanta: Real name: Doris Dungey (contributor from Dec 2006 through November 2008). Tanta passed away on November 30, 2008. Please see: Tanta: In Memoriam and from the NY Times Doris Dungey, Prescient Finance Blogger, Dies at 47.

Nice comments about the blog:

1) Time.com 25 Best Financial Blogs, March 2011

“If you only follow one economics blog, it has to be Calculated Risk, run by Bill McBride. The site provides concise and very accessible summaries of all the key economic data and developments. One of the reasons McBride is able to do this so well is that he has an almost uncanny knack of recognizing which facts really matter. He began the blog in 2005 because he saw a disaster brewing in the form of the housing bubble, and tried his best to warn the rest of us of what was coming. I've followed him closely ever since, and I don't know if he's ever been wrong. My advice is, if you've come up with a different conclusion from McBride on how economic developments are going to unfold, you'd be wise to think it over again!”
Professor James Hamilton, Economics, University of California, San Diego

2) By John Carney Senior Editor, CNBC.com

"It’s very clear to me that this fact of the extension of unemployment benefits is widely misunderstood—and would have remained widely misunderstood if not for the meticulous and clarifying genius of Calculated Risk."

3) By Alen Mattich at the WSJ: The Best Economics Blogs

"Calculated Risk, produced by Bill McBride, is more focused on U.S. economic developments, particularly in the real-estate market. But investment banking research rarely gets to the nub of the issue as quickly or pithily as McBride following data releases and market developments. If you’re following U.S. macro trends, it’s a blog that demands frequent visits."

4) By David Weidner at the WSJ: Ten Wall Street Blogs You Need To Bookmark Now

5) Nobel economist Paul Krugman in the NY Times:
"Calculatedrisk, my go-to site on housing matters."

6) "[B]y far the broadest, deepest, and smartest coverage of the subprme crisis and housing meltdown comes not from any newspaper but rather from the blog Calculated Risk."
Felix Salmon, Condé Nast (now at Reuters)

7) "Calculated Risk, ... posts not only offer running commentary on the news but also break down the economics of the mortgage game. ... Some of the commentary can be a slog, but no other site offers this level of analysis."
Business Week

8) Recent mention in the NY Times:

"Consider this chart from the Calculated Risk blog (and revisit it regularly). As the picture shows so vividly, we are still waiting for employment to turn back up decisively. Compared with previous recessions, the delay is simply stunning."

9) More recent mentions in the WSJ (just excerpts from my blog):
Here and here.

• Media requests: Please feel free to quote from the blog (with a reference). I'm not looking for any personal publicity, but I'm happy to discuss economic and housing issues for background (emails or phone calls). Please feel free to email me (address in menu bar).

For Tanta's media perspective, please see: Media Inquiries Policy.

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