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Mark Thoma
Eugene, Oregon
Professor of Economics, University of Oregon
Recent Activity
Thanks again. Melania spokesperson: There is no hidden message. Trump: Here's the hidden message. So, a not hidden message in big bold letters that was hidden after all. There is no message here, but there is?
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Thanks. Both arms broken, but dealing with it. Having no arms is a bit constraining. :) Not the summer adventure I had planned.
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There was a problem with comments I didn't notice until today (don't think anyone could comment). Hopefully it is fixed. Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at Economist's View
Alongside rising top incomes, the level of living of America’s poorest has fallen - VoxEU Interview with Marianne Bertrand - Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis What Does "Serious" Mean? - Stephen Williamson The Devil and Tom Donohue - Paul Krugman... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Economist's View
It’s time for Identity Portability – Digitopoly Equitable Growth in Conversation: Michael Strain - Equitable Growth Unions Did Great Things for the Working Class - Noah Smith More Permissive Zoning Codes Could Make Workers Richer - Regulatory Review Sovereign Money,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Economist's View
O Canada - Brad Setser A Quisling and His Enablers - Paul Krugman The Transferunion fantasy - Thomas Piketty Sustained growth and the increase in work hours - Growth Economics A Tale of Three Nominal GDP Growth Paths - Macro... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2018 at Economist's View
Debacle in Quebec - Paul Krugman The big problem China will face in a decade - Brad DeLong How Democratic Is the Euro? - Dani Rodrik Why Macro should embrace distributional economics - Equitable Growth Would Single-Payer Require Painful Sacrifices... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 at Economist's View
Corruption Hits the Small Time - Paul Krugman Flat Yield Curve May Result in a More Aggressive Fed - Tim Duy Inflation forecasting in emerging market economies - VoxEU Measuring competition - Stumbling and Mumbling Why Cities Can’t Stop Poaching... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2018 at Economist's View
Hi: Just as I was trying post more often once again I broke my upper right arm. Thought I had broken my left wrist too but that's just a severe sprain. I can hardly type for now. Intellectuals, Politics and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2018 at Economist's View
Paul Krugman: Oh, What a Stupid Trade War (Very Slightly Wonkish), by Paul Krugman, NY Times: So, the trade war is on. And what a stupid trade war it is. … The official – and legal – justification for the... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2018 at Economist's View
Trump’s Manchurian Trade Policy - Paul Krugman Trump is enabling a predatory economy - Helaine Olen Is GDP Overstating Economic Activity? - FRBSF Interview of Gabriel Zucman - ProMarket Cultural proximity and loans - Microeconomic Insights The Uniqueness of the... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2018 at Economist's View
From an Economic Letter at the FRBSF: Is GDP Overstating Economic Activity?, by Zheng Liu, Mark M. Spiegel, and Eric B. Tallman: Two common measures of overall economic output are gross domestic product (GDP) and gross domestic income (GDI). GDP... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2018 at Economist's View
Trump’s Manchurian Trade Policy - Paul Krugman Actually, the U.S. Can Afford Welfare - Justin Fox The Economics of Disintegration of the Greenland Ice Sheet - NBER Germany's Prosperity: How Stable are the Foundations? - Tim Taylor Core Design Principles... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2018 at Economist's View
Chris Dillow: Does economics matter?: Does economics matter? I ask because I suspect I would understand political debate better if I realized that it doesn’t. Everybody tends to over-rate the importance of their profession: it’s part of deformation professionelle. Lawyers... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2018 at Economist's View
David Glasner at Uneasy Money: Neo- and Other Liberalisms: Everybody seems to be worked up about “neoliberalism” these days. A review of Quinn Slobodian’s new book on the Austrian (or perhaps the Austro-Hungarian) roots of neoliberalism in the New Republic... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2018 at Economist's View
Barbara Biasi and Petra Moser at VoxEU: Effects of copyrights on science: Summary Copyrights grant publishers exclusive rights to content for almost a century. In science, this can involve substantial social costs by limiting who can access existing research. This... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2018 at Economist's View
Turmoil for Turkey’s Trump - Paul Krugman The ‘suprasecular’ stagnation - VoxEU A Rescue Plan for a Jobs Crisis in the Heartland - Glaeser, Summers, Austin E-autocracy: Surveillance and propaganda in Chinese social media - VoxEU Monetary Policy and the... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2018 at Economist's View
Why a Trade War With China Isn’t “Easy to Win” - Paul Krugman The Future Fortunes of R-star: Are They Really Rising? - John Williams Congress Approves First Big Dodd-Frank Rollback - The New York Times US Hurricane Clustering: A... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2018 at Economist's View
Monopsony, Rigidity, and the Wage Puzzle (Wonkish) - Paul Krugman Does the New Keynesian Model Have a Uniqueness Problem? - NBER The Old Allure of New Money - Robert Shiller Bitcoin, Vollgeld, and popular views of money - VoxEU The... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2018 at Economist's View
America’s Dismal Turning Point - Paul Krugman Don’t Fall for Employers’ Whining About a ‘Skills Gap’ - Bloomberg Trump lags behind his predecessors on economic growth - Brookings Monetary policy and inequality: A new channel - VoxEU Nominal Wage Rigidities... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2018 at Economist's View
Economics trails the sciences in attracting a diverse student mix - Mary Daly Rethinking Stigler’s Theory of Regulation: Regulatory Capture or Deregulatory Capture? - ProMarket Just Saying Yes to Drug Companies - Paul Krugman On neoliberalism - Stumbling and Mumbling... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2018 at Economist's View
What’s Good for Pharma Isn’t Good for America - Paul Krugman Cryptocurrencies’ challenge to central banks - VoxEU We can't ignore climate change - Pyndyck and Stock Finance and the Blockchain: A Primer - Cecchetti & Schoenholtz The “accounting view”... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2018 at Economist's View
The Death of Acceleration (Wonkish) - Paul Krugman Fiscal policy remains in the stone age - mainly macro It's a (low inflation) trap! - Antonio Fatas Initial Coin Scams - Nouriel Roubini Let Them Eat Trump Steaks - Paul Krugman... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2018 at Economist's View
Gnawing Away at Health Care - Paul Krugman May 1968 and inequality - Thomas Piketty The paradox of markups - Growth Economics Tax evasion and inequality - VoxEU The yield curve and the stock market - VoxEU Explaining Germany’s exceptional... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2018 at Economist's View
Unnatural Economics (Wonkish) - Paul Krugman The Destruction of the Republican Party - J. Bradford DeLong A very simple model of too much city - Nick Rowe How Futures Trading Changed Bitcoin Prices - FRBSF Banking the Masses: 2018 Edition... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2018 at Economist's View