My name is Daniel MacDonald, and I recently finished my second year in the UMass econ PhD program (fields: macroeconomics and economic history). I'm starting up a blog with the intent of working through some ideas for a dissertation topic in an open atmosphere, as well as creating a forum for some of my other ideas and interests. These include videogames (Wii, DS, PS2), books (Murakami, Kafka, poetry), as well as my thoughts and philosophies regarding teaching.
I look forward to growing as a writer through maintaining this blog daily or at least every few days, so I promise to keep the content coming!
Welcome again and I look forward to any comments you may have on my writing,