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Mark Thoma
Eugene, Oregon
Professor of Economics, University of Oregon
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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 2 days ago at Economist's View
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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 3 days ago at Economist's View
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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 6 days ago at Economist's View
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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
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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
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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
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Mass Politics and "Populism" - Brad DeLong Asset prices and wealth inequality - VoxEU A Primer on the Jones Act and American Shipping - Tim Taylor Trends in mortality inequality in the US and France - VoxEU The economic costs... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2018 at Economist's View
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Immigrants use little health care, subsidize non-immigrants - EurekAlert! The Ahistorical Federal Reserve - J. Bradford DeLong No to Academic Normalization of Trump - Dani Rodrik Why You Should Care About Unions - The New York Times Labour's Bank of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2018 at Economist's View
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This is from Riccardo Colacito, Bridget Hoffmann, Toan Phan and Tim Sablik: The Impact of Higher Temperatures on Economic Growth, by Riccardo Colacito, Bridget Hoffmann, Toan Phan and Tim Sablik, Economic Brief, Richmond Fed: June 2018 was the third-warmest on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2018 at Economist's View
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Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, and Avi Goldfarb at VoxEU: Economic policy for artificial intelligence: Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies advanced rapidly over the past several years. Governments around the world responded by developing AI strategies. France released its national AI strategy... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2018 at Economist's View
Larry Summers: Trump hasn’t prepared us for the inevitable economic slowdown, Washington Post: President Trump regularly and proudly takes credit for the U.S. economy’s strong performance. And with rapid growth during the second quarter, the stock market strong, the unemployment... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2018 at Economist's View
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David Altig, Nick Bloom, Steven J. Davis, Brent Meyer, and Nick Parker at the Atlanta Fed's macroblog: Are Tariff Worries Cutting into Business Investment?: "Nobody's model does a very good job of how uncertainty and hits to confidence affect behavior,"... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2018 at Economist's View
Notes on a Butter Republic - Paul Krugman An Interview with Avinash Dixit - The Politic Trump v. Fed - Cecchetti & Schoenholtz The robot paradox - Stumbling and Mumbling The ethnic segregation of immigrants in the US from 1850... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2018 at Economist's View
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Stop Calling Trump a Populist - Paul Krugman Productivity Measurement Initiative - Brookings Why Every Good Economist Should Be Feminist - ProMarket Work Requirements Hurt Poor Families—and Won’t Work - Jason Furman The Hidden Danger for Trump in the Economy’s... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2018 at Economist's View
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Dean Baker: Economy Adds 157,000 Jobs in July, Little Evidence of Pick-up in Wage Growth: Unemployment rates for workers without a high school degree hit a record low as less-educated workers continue to be biggest job gainers in recovery. The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2018 at Economist's View
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This is "a work in progress, with follow-ups on the way": Macroeconomic Research, Present and Past, by P.J. Glandon, Ken Kuttner, Sandeep Mazumder, and Caleb Stroup, August 1, 2018: Abstract We document eight facts about published macroeconomics research by hand... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2018 at Economist's View
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Tim Taylor: Summer 2018 Journal of Economic Perspectives Available On-line: I was hired back in 1986 to be the Managing Editor for a new academic economics journal, at the time unnamed, but which soon launched as the Journal of Economic... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2018 at Economist's View
From The Economist: Rulers of the world: read Karl Marx!: ...The chief reason for the continuing interest in Marx, however, is that his ideas are more relevant than they have been for decades. The post-war consensus that shifted power from... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2018 at Economist's View
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From Kevin Bryan at Updated Priors: The 2018 Fields Medal and its Surprising Connection to Economics!: The Fields Medal and Nevanlinna Prizes were given out today. They represent the highest honor possible for young mathematicians and theoretical computer scientists, and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2018 at Economist's View
Transaction Costs and Tethers: Why I’m a Crypto Skeptic - Paul Krugman How to Even Out the Pains and Gains from International Trade - ProMarket Price Level Targeting with Evolving Credibility - Brad DeLong The Marxist Bank of England -... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2018 at Economist's View
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"Black-white economic inequality remains large and persistent, and recent wealth inequality trends for all Americans are explained by assets, not income": Race, and the race between stocks and homes, by Douglas Clement, The Region: Most research on long-term U.S. inequality... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2018 at Economist's View
Simon Wren-Lewis: How BBC balance and bad think tanks discourage evidence based policy: The Knowledge Transmission Mechanism (KTM) is how knowledge produced by academics and other researchers is translated into public policy. Evidence based policy is the result of this... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2018 at Economist's View
Morgan Foy at the NBER Digest: High-Speed Rail Expansion and German Worker Mobility: Starting in the late 1990s, Germany expanded its high-speed rail network (HSR), connecting outlying locales to large urban areas. In The Effect of Infrastructure on Worker Mobility:... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2018 at Economist's View
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Trump’s Supreme Betrayal - Paul Krugman Misperceptions about immigration and support for redistribution - VoxEU Making carbon pricing work for citizens - VoxEU How Coalitional Instincts Make Weird Groups and Stupid People - Tim Taylor Should Eurozone central bankers keep... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2018 at Economist's View
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Why One Quarter’s Growth Tells Us Nothing - Paul Krugman A la recherche of the roots of US inequality “exceptionalism” - globalinequality Checking phones in lectures can cost half a grade in exams - EurekAlert What Is the White House... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2018 at Economist's View
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