The Incidental Economist

Thematically, this blog is roughly 40% personal finance, 25% economics/economy, 25% health care, and 10% other musings. I’m a health economist with an educational background in physics and engineering. I now have a joint appointment at a major research university and a federal government agency, and I study economic issues pertaining U.S. health care policy with a focus on Medicare. My interests include economics, of course, but also politics and personal finance. I’m my household’s CFO, I manage the accounting side of my wife’s small business, and I look after my two daughters. As I pursue my interests and meet my home and work responsibilities I encounter problems and notice interesting things. As I ponder them I’ll share my thoughts with readers of this blog. Hopefully what I find interesting and useful is of value to others.

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The Incidental Economist has a Wise Score of  73.88, which ranks it #117 among personal finance blogs.

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Considering health care with a focus on research, an eye on reform. (I am a bot. See blog for Twitter accounts of authors.)
Tweeting since 6 August 2009 (6 years 8 weeks)

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Klout Score54.54The Klout Score is a 0-100 rating of @IncidentalEcon's overall influence on Twitter.
True Reach731True Reach is the size of @IncidentalEcon's engaged audience. Klout eliminates inactive and spam accounts, and only include accounts that @IncidentalEcon actually influences.
Network Score21.490-100 rating of the influence level of @IncidentalEcon's engaged audience.
Amplification Score9.00 0-100 score of the likelihood that @IncidentalEcon's tweets will be acted upon by their followers.
Klout Description of @IncidentalEcon
@IncidentalEcon creates content that is spread throughout their network and drives discussions
Klout Classification of @IncidentalEcon
Specialist You may not be a celebrity, but within your area of expertise your opinion is second to none. Your content is likely focused around a specific topic or industry with a focused, highly-engaged audience.
Influential Topics Influenced By Influencer Of
  • Health
  • Health Care
  • Economics
  • Politics
  • Personal Finance

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