This is Mark Thoma's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Mark Thoma's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Mark Thoma
Eugene, Oregon
Professor of Economics, University of Oregon
Recent Activity
Gavyn Davies: Global growth now fraying at the edges: The growth rate in global activity remains broadly unchanged at around 2.8 per cent, little different from the rates recorded since mid 2015. However, there has been a further slowdown in... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at Economist's View
45
In Defense of Funny Diagrams (Wonkish) - Paul Krugman Diagrams in Teaching and Doing Economics - Brad DeLong Socially disadvantaged groups and microfinance in India - VoxEU Making agglomeration ‘metabolised’ for innovation - Vox EU Economists Against the Draft -... Continue reading
Posted 18 hours ago at Economist's View
194
Remembrance of Forecasts Past - Paul Krugman Why Isn't the Whole World Developed? - Dietrich Vollrath What We've Learned About Unconventional Policy - Narayana Kocherlakota The CRISPR patent battle: A case of big money shaping science - LA Times 1930s... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Economist's View
323
Image
Tim Duy: Solid Jobs Report Keeps Fed In Play, by Tim Duy: Just when you think it's safe to jump in the water, reality strikes. While I still think that the Fed passes in March, the solid jobs report is... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Economist's View
19
Dean Baker: Job Growth Slows in January, Unemployment Falls to 4.9 Percent, by Dean Baker: The Labor Department reported the economy added 151,000 jobs in January, in line with some economists' expectations. There were largely offsetting revisions to the prior... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Economist's View
21
The left's attack on Obamacare could be harmful: Who Hates Obamacare?, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: ...the Affordable Care Act is already doing enormous good. ... Why, then, do we hear not just conservatives but also many progressives trashing... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Economist's View
160
Rubio For The Rich - Paul Krugman Obama proposes a $10/barrel fee on oil to fund clean transportation - Vox Keynes on "Ruthless Truth-Telling"--and the IMF Connection - Tim Taylor GDP doesn’t tell the whole story about economic growth -... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Economist's View
190
Narayana Kocherlakota: Dovish Actions Require Dovish Talk (To Be Effective): The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) has bought a lot of assets and kept interest rates extraordinarily low for the past eight years. Yet, all of this stimulus has accomplished... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Economist's View
27
Robert Barro on China: China’s growth prospects: ...it is not possible for the per capita growth rate to exceed 5% per year for very much longer. China can be viewed as a convergence success story, in the sense that the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Economist's View
51
Image
Tim Duy: Jobs Day, by Tim Duy: The jobs report for January is upon us. I would like to say this one will receive special attention but they all receive special attention. Consensus forecast is for nonfarm payrolls to gain... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Economist's View
Computer science meets economics - MIT News Half A Loaf, Financial Reform Edition - Paul Krugman Whatever happened to the General Theory - mainly macro Will our children really not know economic growth? - Larry Summers Winter 2016 Journal of... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Economist's View
199
Tim Duy: Resisting Change?, by Tim Duy: Monday Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer offered up a speech and lengthy discussion on recent monetary policy. It was both illuminating and frustrating at once. Although his confidence is fading, I also... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Economist's View
49
The beginning of a relatively long discussion: The costs of inequality: When a fair shake isn’t, by Alvin Powell, Harvard Staff Writer: It’s a seemingly nondescript chart, buried in a Harvard Business School (HBS) professor’s academic paper. A rectangle, divided... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Economist's View
45
From the NBER: How Successful Was the New Deal? The Microeconomic Impact of New Deal Spending and Lending Policies in the 1930s, by Price V. Fishback, NBER Working Paper No. 21925 Issued in January 2016: Abstract The New Deal during... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Economist's View
19
Iowa As A Media Focal Point - Paul Krugman The End of the New Normal? - Mohamed A. El-Erian The Great Escape from China - Kenneth Rogoff The nature and effectiveness of central-bank communication - VoxEU Young College Graduate Migration... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Economist's View
159
Not much out there to excerpt and blog, so I threw down a few thoughts for you to tear apart: I hear frequently that economics needs to change, and it has, at least in the questions we ask. Twenty years... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Economist's View
77
In case you want to talk about the primaries, here's something to get you started: Post-Iowa Notes, by Paul Krugman: ...Sanders is tapping into something that moves a lot of Democrats, and which Clinton needs to try for as well.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Economist's View
142
Are US Stocks Overvalued? - Blanchard and Gagnon US immigration’s electoral impact: New evidence - VoxEU Prices, markups and trade reform - Microeconomic Insights Interview with Narayana Kocherlakota - Cecchetti & Schoenholtz The Potential Power of Negative Nominal Rates -... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Economist's View
259
I don't have anything to post presently, so let me ask: What are your predictions for the outcome of the Iowa caucuses tonight? Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Economist's View
98
Robert Hall and Nicolas Petrosky-Nadeau: Changes in Labor Participation and Household Income, by Robert Hall and Nicolas Petrosky-Nadeau, FRBSF Economic Letter: For most people, active participation in the labor market is socially desirable for several reasons. One major benefit is... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Economist's View
14
"We can have an energy revolution even if the crazies retain control of the House": Wind, Sun and Fire, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: So what’s really at stake in this year’s election? Well, among other things, the fate... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Economist's View
128
Pre-Iowa Notes - Paul Krugman Bank of Japan tries another flavour of QE - Gavyn Davies What Data Can Do to Fight Poverty - The New York Times Identifying prisoners of the middle-income trap - VoxEU Can the WTO Take... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Economist's View
123
Highlighting something from yesterday's links: Freedom: Three Varieties and a Caveat, by Peter Dorman, Econospeak: What follows is a very brief summary of an appendix in my micro textbook that addresses the libertarian case for free markets. It was triggered... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Economist's View
52
Freedom: Three Varieties and a Caveat - EconoSpeak How to Re-Evaluate the FOMC's Goals and Strategies - Narayana Kocherlakota Internet access, voting patterns and government policy - VoxEU Smith's Wedge: The Invisible Mishandling - Ziliak, Barbour My review of Robert... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Economist's View
178
Narayana Kocherlakota: 5 to 4: On Friday, the Policy Board of the Bank of Japan decided to lower its deposit rate into negative territory for the first time. The vote was five to four. In this post, I argue that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2016 at Economist's View
27