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Mark Thoma
Eugene, Oregon
Professor of Economics, University of Oregon
Recent Activity
E.P.A. to Disband a Key Scientific Review Panel on Air Pollution - The New York Times Donald and the Deadly Deniers - Paul Krugman How Trump Could Fatally Weaken the Dollar - The New York Times Is a Slowdown in... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Economist's View
The Paranoid Style in G.O.P. Politics - Paul Krugman How we create and destroy growth: The 2018 Nobel laureates - VoxEU People vs. Money in America’s Midterm Elections - Joseph E. Stiglitz Driving across the US gave me a different... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2018 at Economist's View
Economic Growth v2 – Paul Romer Conditional Optimism: Technology and Climate – Paul Romer Economics Nobel 2018: William Nordhaus and Paul Romer - Tim Taylor William Nordhaus and why he won the Nobel Prize in economics - Marginal Revolution Why... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2018 at Economist's View
Biggest US Export to China? Spending by Chinese Tourists - Tim Taylor Does Uber Kill? The Real Cost of Ride-sharing - ProMarket Explaining weak investment growth after the Great Recession - Econbrowser State Cuts to Higher Education Threaten Access and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2018 at Economist's View
How important was the financial panic as a cause of the Great Recession? - Brad DeLong When Information Flows Became Fast: The Trans-Atlantic Telegraph - Tim Taylor Energy Intensity, Growth, and Technical Change - Stochastic Trend Resolving 'Too Big to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2018 at Economist's View
Is There Any Reason to Fear Low Interest Rates? - Brad DeLong The Fed's No Longer Guided by Concept of Neutral Rates - Tim Duy The Angry White Male Caucus - Paul Krugman I Created "The Bernank" on YouTube. And... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2018 at Economist's View
My computer died. I may have lost a few links (and doing this on an iPad is less than convenient) ’Normal' Monetary Policy in Words and Deeds - John Williams RCT's vs. RDD's - No Hesitations The Economic Future Isn’t... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2018 at Economist's View
Portability of Occupational Licenses? - Tim Taylor How Did China Manage its Currency Over the Summer? - Brad Setser The Party of No Ideas - Paul Krugman Leadership, Laughter and Tariffs - Paul Krugman Racism Drives Higher Costs for Historically... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2018 at Economist's View
A Smorgasbord Recession? (Wonkish) - Paul Krugman Political Pressure on Central Banks - Carola Binder Three Sudden Stops and a Surge - Brad Setser Japan’s Successful Economic Model - Adair Turner The economic cost of repellent leadership - VoxEU Foreign... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2018 at Economist's View
The Credit Crunch and the Great Recession (Wonkish) - Paul Krugman Comments on monetary policy at the effective lower bound - Janet Yellen Why central banks should not be inflation nutters - VoxEU Can Trade Agreements Be a Friend to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2018 at Economist's View
Botching the Great Recession - Paul Krugman Fed Interest-Rate Debate Misses the Bigger Picture - Tim Duy The financial crisis and the foundations for macroeconomics - Larry Summers The Makings of a 2020 Recession and Financial Crisis - Roubini &... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2018 at Economist's View
Trade, Inflation Targeting, and Central Bank Independence - PIIE The Stable-Coin Myth - Barry Eichengreen On the Debt Non-Spiral - Paul Krugman Parrots Barter Tokens for Food. - The New York Times Social-nativism, the Italian nightmare - Thomas Piketty Vaulting... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2018 at Economist's View
What We Need to Fight the Next Financial Crisis - Bernanke, Geithner, Paulson Crash Time - Kenneth Rogoff Kavanaugh Will Kill the Constitution - Paul Krugman For Whom the Climate Bell Tolls - J. Bradford DeLong Final Thoughts on Secular... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2018 at Economist's View
Google's New Dataset Search Tool - No Hesitations Beyond Secular Stagnation - Joseph E. Stiglitz Tail Risks - Brad DeLong Income inequality in France - VoxEU Secular Stagnation Revisited - Roger E.A. Farmer Making big data work for economics -... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2018 at Economist's View
From Steve Maas at the NBER: New Evidence that Unions Raise Wages for Less-Skilled Workers: Tapping into eight decades of private and public surveys, a new study finds evidence that unions have historically reduced income inequality. For Unions and Inequality... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2018 at Economist's View
Secular Stagnation, Myth and Reality - Gauti B. Eggertsson Setting the Record Straight on Secular Stagnation - Lawrence H. Summers Don't Get Into a Knife Fight with Larry Summers - Marginal Revolution Some Blogospheric Navel-Gazing - Three-Toed Sloth Corporate philanthropy... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2018 at Economist's View
I have been in Hawaii since before the hurricane and kind of fell behind. Oops: The Blind Target Shooter - Nick Rowe The 1 vs 3 Model of Quick Recessions vs Slow Recoveries - Nick Rowe Predictable movements in asset... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2018 at Economist's View
Partisanship, Parasites, and Polarization - Paul Krugman Trade and growth in the Iron Age - VoxEU Socialism in one country - Stumbling and Mumbling On the Economics of the Google Android Case - ProMarket Minutes of the Federal Open Market... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2018 at Economist's View
The G.O.P.’s Climate of Paranoia - Paul Krugman The biggest economic policy mistake of the last decade - mainly macro The Slippery Slope of Complicity - Paul Krugman The IT revolution and the globalisation of R&D - VoxEU Sources of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2018 at Economist's View
Atif Mian and Amir Sufi at VoxEU: Credit supply and housing speculation, by Atif Mian and Amir Sufi, VoxEU: Charles P. Kindleberger, who was the world’s leading expert on financial crises, wrote that “asset price bubbles depend on the growth... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2018 at Economist's View
Something Not Rotten in Denmark - Paul Krugman Measuring global economic activity - Jim Hamilton For automatic stabilizers - Stumbling and Mumbling Parental Assistance after Job Loss - FRB Cleveland Inflation targeting and large shocks - VoxEU Reskilling over a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2018 at Economist's View
Who’s Afraid of Nancy Pelosi? - Paul Krugman Google Android case: Milestone or millstone? - Hal Varian Interest rate vs fiscal policy stabilisation - mainly macro Does Loyalty Pay Off? - macroblog Valuing ‘exclusive eyeballs’ - VoxEU Migrant networks boost... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2018 at Economist's View
From the FRBSF: FedViews: Kevin J. Lansing, research advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, stated his views on the current economy and the outlook as of August 9, 2018. The initial estimate of real GDP growth in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2018 at Economist's View
Partying Like It’s 1998 - Paul Krugman The Economy Grew Faster in Truman’s Presidency. So What? - Robert Shiller Why the Fed needs a new monetary policy framework - Larry Summers Do Import Tariffs Help Reduce Trade Deficits? - Liberty... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2018 at Economist's View
Paul Krugman: Supply Chains and Trade War (Very Wonkish): ...last month the IGM Forum weighed in on the issue of supply chains and trade war — the issue that the current trade war, unlike previous trade conflicts, is taking place... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2018 at Economist's View