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Mark Thoma
Eugene, Oregon
Professor of Economics, University of Oregon
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Mortality for middle-aged white men going down, not up - Washington Post Waiting in Line for the Illusion of Security - The New York Times Those Long TSA Lines: Take This Bag and Check It! - Dean Baker How PreCheck... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at Economist's View
At Microeconomic Insights: Impoverished children with access to food stamps become healthier and wealthier adults: Adults who participated in the Food Stamp Program, renamed the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in 2008, as children are healthier and better off financially... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Economist's View
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Trump's towering ignorance about how to run the U.S. economy: Trump’s Delusions of Competence, by Paul Krugman, NY Times: In general, you shouldn’t pay much attention to polls at this point, especially with Republicans unifying around Donald Trump while Bernie... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Economist's View
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Lobbyists Are Behind the Rise in Corporate Profits - HBR Rebel with a Cause - Dani Rodrik Profile- IMF A lesson on infrastructure from the Anderson Bridge fiasco - Larry Summers Social-democratic vs market-friendly progressivism - Lane Kenworthy Economic reflections... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Economist's View
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ECONOMICS 320 Introduction to Econometrics Summer 2016 Online Education INSTRUCTOR: Mark Thoma E-mail: mthoma@uoregon.edu, Phone: 541-346-4673 Office: 471 PLC, Office Hours Tuesday 2:30-3:30 pm or by appointment. SOCIAL SCIENCE INSTRUCTION LAB AND CANVAS INFORMATION Canvas: http://canvas.uoregon.edu SSIL E-mail: de@ssil.uoregon.edu; Phone: SSIL 541-346-4642 ON-LINE CLASSES A. GENERAL INFORMATION Online classes are... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Economics 320 - Econometrics
ECONOMICS 313 Intermediate Macroeconomics Summer 2016 Online Education INSTRUCTOR: Mark Thoma E-mail: mthoma@uoregon.edu , Phone: 541-346-4673 Office: 471 PLC, Office Hours Tuesday 2:30-3:30 pm or by appointment. SOCIAL SCIENCE INSTRUCTION LAB AND CANVAS INFORMATION Canvas: http://canvas.uoregon.edu SSIL E-mail: de@ssil.uoregon.edu; SSIL Phone: 541-346-4642 INFORMATION ABOUT ON-LINE CLASSES A. GENERAL INFORMATION Online... Continue reading
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Tim Duy: Powell, Data, by Tim Duy: Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell kept the prospects for a near-term rate hike alive and well in a speech today: For the near term, my baseline expectation is that our economy will continue... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Economist's View
From the Brookings Institution: On negative effects of vouchers, by Mark Dynarski: Executive summary Recent research on statewide voucher programs in Louisiana and Indiana has found that public school students that received vouchers to attend private schools subsequently scored lower... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Economist's View
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From the American Sociological Association Study dispels myth about millionaire migration in the US., EurekAlert: The view that the rich are highly mobile has gained much political traction in recent years and has become a central argument in debates about... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Economist's View
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Talking Global Inequality - Paul Krugman Why the global trade slowdown may matter - VoxEU How much we work: The past, the present, and the future - VoxEU Dan Drezner Asked Three Questions - Brad Setser Behavioral Economics Then and... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Economist's View
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Tim Duy: Should The Fed Tolerate 5% Unemployment?. by Tim Duy: In recent posts I highlighted the stagnant unemployment rate. I believe the Fed is on thin ice by raising rates when unemployment is moving sideways, especially when there exists... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Economist's View
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In case you missed this in yesterday's links (the full interview is much longer): Interview with Matthew Gentzkow, by Douglas Clement. Editor, The Region: Before Matthew Gentzkow entered the field, the economics of media was largely uncharted territory. Today, media... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Economist's View
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What you need to know about the next recession - Larry Summers Urban Living Becomes a Luxury Good - Justin Fox The OCR leak: some disclosures - croaking cassandra China Is Pivoting Away From Imports... - Brad Setser Here is... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Economist's View
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Chris Dillow: Prospect theory & populism: Does prospect theory help explain support for Brexit in the UK and for Donald Trump in the US? The bit of the theory I have in mind is the prediction that people are risk-seeking... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Economist's View
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Tim Duy: Curious, by Tim Duy: I find the Fed's current obsession with raising interest rates curious to say the least. The basic argument for rate hikes is that the economy, and in particular the labor market, sustained its momentum... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Economist's View
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Bad arguments against Marxism - Chris Dillow Interview with Matthew Gentzkow - FRB Minneapolis The Truth About the Sanders Movement - Paul Krugman Can Two Wrongs Make a Right? (Forecasting) - macroblog Who Bears the Cost of Recessions? - NBER... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Economist's View
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Brad DeLong: Social Credit and "Neutral" Monetary Policies: A Rant on "Helicopter Money" and "Monetary Neutrality": Badly-intentioned or incompetent policymakers can mess up any system of macroeconomic regulation. And we now have two centuries of history of demand-driven business cycles... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Economist's View
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"Why was the Clinton economy so good?": Remembrance of Booms Past, by Paul Krugman, NY Times: ... Last week Mrs. Clinton stirred up a flurry of comments by suggesting that Mr. Clinton would be “in charge of revitalizing the economy.”... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Economist's View
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I have a new article at CBS MoneyWatch: Why Obamacare's "Cadillac tax" is so contentious: President Obama's signature health care law is called the Affordable Care Act... One of its provisions that aimed at chipping away health care's high costs... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Economist's View
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Economists are losers so ignore them on Brexit - mainly macro Reluctant partners: the Fed and the global economy - Gavyn Davies Bo Rothstein on the Role of Government in Market Economies - ProMarket The helicopter money drop demands balance... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Economist's View
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Tim Duy: This Is Not A Drill. This Is The Real Thing, by Tim Duy: The June FOMC meeting is live. That message came through loud and clear in the minutes, and was subsequently confirmed by New York Federal Reserve... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Economist's View
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Jim Hamilton: Dueling nowcasts: The second quarter of 2016 is now more than half over, but we won’t receive the first reading on 2016:Q2 GDP from the BEA until the end of July. A forecast of something that is happening... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Economist's View
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Bye, Bye Asian Oil - Brad Setser "Uncertainty" Meme Refuses to Die . . . - The Big Picture Four Ways to Think About the Economy - Narayana Kocherlakota Are You Successful? If So, You’ve Already Won the Lottery -... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Economist's View
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Simon Wren-Lewis: Helicopter money and fiscal policy: ... We can have endless debates about whether HM is more monetary or fiscal. While attempts to distinguish between the two can sometime clarify important points (as here from Eric Lonergan) it is... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2016 at Economist's View
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Elections matter: Obama’s War on Inequality, by Paul Krugman, NY Times: There were two big economic policy stories this week that you may have missed... Each tells you a lot about both what President Obama has accomplished and the stakes... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2016 at Economist's View
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