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This study claims economists are bad communicators on Twitter because they use more big words than scientists do.

But I think that just might reflect the fact that economists use Twitter for technical academic discussions more than scientists do.

You can argue that by keeping things too academic, economists are leaving econ communication to think tankers, pundits, and political shills.

But there's not necessarily a trade-off there - you can tweet about research AND tweet to the public in simpler terms, if you want.
Also, econ is just much less certain than science.

We know a lot about how gravity works. We don't know a lot about how recessions work.

When you have less certainty, it's good to evangelize less.
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