Evan Soltas is a freshman this Fall at Princeton. He is 19. Here is the picture he gives of the Great Depression, and here is a short bio taken from his website:
Evan Soltas is the writer of Wonkbook, the morning email newsletter of Ezra Klein’s Wonkblog at The Washington Post, and for Bloomberg View’s “The Ticker” blog. A student at Princeton University, where he intends to major in economics, Evan blogs daily on economic news, policy, and research findings — and a variety of other topics, approaching the subject as a student and not as an expert.
His research has been featured recently in The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, The Atlantic, Slate, the Daily Beast, the National Review, The American Conservative, The Nation, and The Globe and Mail.
His particular areas of research and blogging interest include monetary economics and macroeconomics. His blog further contains substantial discussion of labor and financial markets, development, economic history, econometrics, and public finance.
It is not as if I have a ranking worked out, so I might be understating things, but in my book, Evan is clearly one of the best 10 economics bloggers out there, without regard to age. What I especially like is Evan’s attention to facts—and his skill at making facts come alive. Evan’s attention to facts is especially valuable in an era when so many of the media, the commentariat, and those in the public sphere more generally, have left facts behind.