Academic blogs are proven to increase dissemination of economic research and improve impact.
Via Scoop.it – Teaching Economics
“There is a proliferation of economics blogs, with increasing numbers of famous and not-so-famous economists devoting a significant amount of time to writing blog entries, and in some cases, attracting large numbers of readers. Yet little is known about the impact of this new medium. In the first of a three part series, World Bank Senior Economists, David McKenzie and Berk Özler measure the various impacts of economics blogs. Question 1: “Do blogs lead to increased dissemination of research papers?””