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Mark Thoma
Eugene, Oregon
Professor of Economics, University of Oregon
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People are saying that Donald Trump is an illegitimate president: With All Due Disrespect, by Paul Krugman, NY Times: As a young man, Congressman John Lewis, who represents most of Atlanta, literally put his life on the line in pursuit... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at Economist's View
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I have a new column: Blind Trust in Donald Trump Could Be Costly: Donald Trump has refused to divest himself of his business interests before being inaugurated as president and has instead said he would hand control over to his... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at Economist's View
Measuring the economic effects of uncertainty - James Hamilton The Unhealthy Return to Individual Responsibility in Health Policy - RegBlog Blanchard joins calls to use Structural Econometric Models - mainly macro The surprising prevalence of surprises in export specialisation -... Continue reading
Posted 18 hours ago at Economist's View
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Work, capitalism & retirement - Stumbling and Mumbling The Progressive Case for Abolishing the Corporate Income Tax - Ed Dolan How status competition killed German WWII fighter pilots - VoxEU Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Economist's View
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Adam Ozimek: The Case Against Cutting Top Marginal Tax Rates: For some people, cutting income tax rates is an evergreen strategy for expanding the economy. If you cut income taxes, the argument goes, people will work more. Under this logic,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Economist's View
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Paul Krugman: Ben Bernanke has a longish post about fiscal policy in the Caligula Trump era. It’s not the most entertaining read; perhaps because of the political fraughtness of the moment, Bernanke has reverted a bit to Fedspeak. But there’s... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Economist's View
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A New Era of Price Discrimination? - Tim Taylor On defences and attacks on economics - Stumbling and Mumbling Distinguish Between Cons. and Exp. When Testing the PIH - Everyday Economist The Duke summer History of Economic Thought Institute -... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Economist's View
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Ben Bernanke: The Fed and fiscal policy: Markets have responded strongly to Donald Trump’s election victory, pushing up equities, longer-term interest rates, and the dollar. While many factors influence asset prices, expectations of a much more expansionary fiscal policy under... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Economist's View
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Repeal and hope to blame the Democrats: Donald Trump’s Medical Delusions, by Paul Krugman, NY Times: ...Some Republicans appear to be realizing that their long con on Obamacare has reached its limit. Chanting “repeal and replace” may have worked as... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Economist's View
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Me, at MoneyWatch: Making America's risk of a financial crisis great again: In the decades prior to the financial crisis, the U.S. underwent a period of financial deregulation under the assumption that market forces would prevent financial institutions from taking... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Economist's View
Trump Before Trump - Barry Eichengreen Trump’s Economic Policies: Pro-Business, Not Pro-Market - Luigi Zingales Making America Great Again Isn’t Just About Money and Power - Robert Shiller Milton Friedman's Cherished Theory Is Laid to Rest - Noah Smith Kocherlakota’s... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Economist's View
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More from the CEA: US tariffs are an arbitrary and regressive tax, by Jason Furman, Katheryn Russ, Jay Shambaugh, VoxEU: Tariffs – taxes on imported goods – likely impose a heavier burden on lower-income households, as these households generally spend... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Economist's View
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The U.S. Needs More Manufactured Exports - Brad Setser WID.world: a new global database on inequality - Thomas Piketty From economic crisis to crisis in economics - Andy Haldane Andy Haldane is wrong: there is no crisis in economics -... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Economist's View
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From the CEA (I will miss the Obama CEA): Assessing the State of the Economy in Real Time using Headline Economic Indicators: Measuring the position of the U.S. economy in real time is difficult, both because there is no single... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Economist's View
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John Laidler at the NBER Digest: The Earnings Gap between Black and White Men: Since the end of slavery a century and a half ago, differences between the earnings of black and white Americans have been a reality of the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Economist's View
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Black Lives Matter - Tyler Cowen Trump’s Defective Industrial Policy - Dani Rodrik Monetary Policy and Inequality - Cleveland Fed New models for macroeconomic policy - VoxEU Nobel Laureates on inequality: Rents and Antitrust - ProMarket Business concentration and labor’s... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Economist's View
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Paul Krugman: There Will Be No Obamacare Replacement: You may be surprised at the evident panic now seizing Republicans, who finally — thanks to James Comey and Vladimir Putin — are in a position to do what they always wanted,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Economist's View
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Me, at MoneyWatch: Here's what really caused the housing crisis: One story of the housing crisis goes like this: Government programs that helped low-income households purchase houses led to widespread defaults on the subprime loans they held, sparking the entire... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Economist's View
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All materials for this course (after Summer 2016) can be found on Canvas. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Economics 320 - Econometrics
I just noticed that today's links didn't post (and are now lost). So this will be a long list: Who Will Donald Trump Turn Out To Be? - Brad DeLong Of productivity in France and in Germany - Thomas Piketty... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Economist's View
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All materials for this course (after Summer 2016) can be found on Canvas. Continue reading
Tim Taylor: Narrative Economics and the Laffer Curve: Robert Shiller delivered the Presidential Address for the American Economic Association on the subject of "Narrative Economics" in Chicago on January 7, 2017. A preliminary version of the underlying paper, together with... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Economist's View
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Republicans are planning to "blow up the deficit mainly by cutting taxes on the wealthy": Deficits Matter Again, by Paul Krugman, NY Times: Not long ago prominent Republicans like Paul Ryan ... liked to warn in apocalyptic terms about the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Economist's View
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Brad DeLong: Who Will Donald Trump Turn Out To Be?: We have very little indication of what policies Donald Trump will try to follow or even what kind of president he will be. The U.S. press corps did an extraordinarily... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2017 at Economist's View
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Marshall Steinbaum at ProMarket: Monopsony Takes Center Stage: In October, the Council of Economic Advisors released a report about monopsony in the labor market. That alone was rather astonishing—employer power and its consequences for labor market outcomes has been a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2017 at Economist's View
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