Apr 29 2008

Welker’s Wikinomics Blog joins Forbes.com’s “Business & Finance Blog Network”

Published by at 8:20 am under AP Economics,IB Economics

Forbes.com to Launch Business and Finance Blog Network – Forbes.com

A few weeks ago I received an invitation to join the Forbes.com Business and Finance Blog Network. The network is set to launch this month:

Today Forbes.com, home page for the world’s business leaders, announced the creation of a Business and Finance Blog Network, comprised of a community of pre-screened, influential business and financial blogs.

The Blog Network’s content will focus on senior business decision makers and high-net-worth investors. Topics will be relevant to the banking, trading, hedge fund management, affluent investing, and senior business decision-making communities. Participation in the network is by invitation only, and all blogs are vetted by Forbes.com editors for appropriate content, and to ensure that they are in keeping with the Forbes editorial brand.

I guess the folks at Forbes.com figured that even billionaire investors needed to be educated in the basic Economic concepts! So now Welker’s Wikinomics will cater to the following audiences:

  • 17-18 year old IB and AP Economics students
  • Teachers of IB and AP Economics
  • University students in Principles of Economics courses
  • Hedge fund managers
  • Billionaire investors
  • Warren Buffet

I’m honored to be a part of this network; and don’t worry, the blog will continue to focus on communicating Economics news in a way accessible and educationally appropriate for students in a principles of Economics course. After all, that is my comparative advantage!


About the author:  Jason Welker teaches International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement Economics at Zurich International School in Switzerland. In addition to publishing various online resources for economics students and teachers, Jason developed the online version of the Economics course for the IB and is has authored two Economics textbooks: Pearson Baccalaureate’s Economics for the IB Diploma and REA’s AP Macroeconomics Crash Course. Jason is a native of the Pacific Northwest of the United States, and is a passionate adventurer, who considers himself a skier / mountain biker who teaches Economics in his free time. He and his wife keep a ski chalet in the mountains of Northern Idaho, which now that they live in the Swiss Alps gets far too little use. Read more posts by this author

4 responses so far

4 Responses to “Welker’s Wikinomics Blog joins Forbes.com’s “Business & Finance Blog Network””

  1. emilyyehon 29 Apr 2008 at 9:55 am

    Yay Mr. Welker! haha, as I posted previously in another post, maybe what the US government needs to do is to invest in econ classes for their general public, so they won't constantly be demanding impossible things from their politicians (although, in some cases, I'm pretty sure the politicians are very capable of dealing with the economic recessions if they weren't so concerned with special interests. Good luck next year!

  2. Chris Seahon 29 Apr 2008 at 6:35 pm

    Kudos to Mr. Welker and everyone involved in the blog. This blog is non-living (haha) proof that perhaps the United States could benefit from an increase in spending for education. An investment in educating the students of today is the same as investing in the leaders and decision-makers of the future. Now if you will excuse me, I have to study for tomorrow's test.

  3. alicesuon 30 Apr 2008 at 5:56 pm

    YOU CHANGED YOUR BANNER!!! AHHHHHHHH that makes me sad. :[ But yes, congratulations mr. welker, i'll probably keep up with this blog next year even after i'm done with ap econ, just to see how it goes and whether or not your new students in zurich can measure up to us or not… haha

  4. Lauraon 29 Sep 2012 at 6:33 am

    Is there any way that we can ask questions on this site?