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Mark Thoma
Eugene, Oregon
Professor of Economics, University of Oregon
Recent Activity
The Housing Boom Is Already Gigantic. How Long Can It Last? - Robert Shiller The Art of the Imaginary Deal - Paul Krugman Measuring monetary policy shocks - Jim Hamilton Can anything hold back China’s economy? - Larry Summers The... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Economist's View
I am in Kenya (was teaching time-series econometrics in Nairobi) and got a bit behind. For pictures of Maasai Mara, Nairobi, and other stuff, see here: Climate Denial Was the Crucible for Trumpism - Paul Krugman Dual Regression and Prediction... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Economist's View
Global Rebalancing - Antonio Fatas Data Dependence and U.S. Monetary Policy - Richard Clarida Explaining Price Markups During the Great Recession - St. Louis Fed Some Alternative Baskets of Goods for Measuring Inflation - Tim Taylor Why Human Chess Survives... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2018 at Economist's View
How Democrats Can Deliver on Health Care - Paul Krugman Corporate Giants, Hurting the Economy - The New York Times The Monopolization of America - The New York Times Squanto --- A Sad Thanksgiving Tale - EconoSpeak Time is God’s... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2018 at Economist's View
The New Economy and the Trump Rump - Paul Krugman Government Can Do More to Support Science and Innovation - Paul Romer Trump’s Tariffs Haven’t Really Transformed Trade. Yet. - Justin Wolfers Recalculating GDP for the Facebook age - Financial... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2018 at Economist's View
Why Was Trump’s Tax Cut a Fizzle? - Paul Krugman Review of "Capitalism in America: A History" - Brad DeLong The Tragedy of the Commons, Revisited - Scientific American Americans aren’t moving to economic opportunity - Brookings Which American industries... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2018 at Economist's View
The Tax Cut and the Balance of Payments (Wonkish) - Paul Krugman Obesity and Globalization: Evidence from Mexico - ProMarket Why Aren’t U.S. Workers Working? - FRBSF Digital money and payments ~ Antonio Fatas FedViews: November 9, 2018 - FRBSF... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2018 at Economist's View
Truth and Virtue in the Age of Trump - Paul Krugman « Le Monde » and the billionaires - Thomas Piketty Beer, & economic determinism - Stumbling and Mumbling Artificial Intelligence in Financial Services - Lael Brainard Differing Effects of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2018 at Economist's View
Reclaiming Community - Dani Rodrik Populism's Common Denominator - Barry Eichengreen The roots of sluggish productivity - EurekAlert What the Hell Happened to Brazil? (Wonkish) - Paul Krugman Real America Versus Senate America - Paul Krugman Stabilization policy with ignorance... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2018 at Economist's View
The Global Impact of a Chinese Recession - Kenneth Rogoff The Lies We Were Told - mainly macro Central bank balance sheets and monetary policy - VoxEU China Should Import More - Brad Setser Why Quantitative Easing Will Return -... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2018 at Economist's View
Blame the Economists? - J. Bradford DeLong Health spending over time - mainly macro New evidence on convergence - Growth Economics The Scandinavian Style of Capitalism - Tim Taylor SAT retaking and college enrolment gaps - VoxEU The permanent-transitory confusion... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2018 at Economist's View
How Economic Inequality Inflicts Real Biological Harm - Scientific American The Great Center-Right Delusion - Paul Krugman Kinlessness - Timothy Taylor The evolution of antitrust enforcement in the United States - Equitable Growth The Future of Economic Convergence - Simon... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2018 at Economist's View
The impact of the Clean Water Act - VoxEU Losing it: The economics and politics of migration - VoxEU The Neutral Rate of Interest - What’s Wrong With the 2 Percent Inflation Target - Paul Volcker Identifying shocks via... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2018 at Economist's View
Fiscal multipliers are larger when foreigners hold debt - VoxEU The financial mistakes of households and their social costs - VoxEU Central bank communication and the yield curve - VoxEU The ‘real’ illusion: How monetary factors matter in low-for-long rates-... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2018 at Economist's View
E.P.A. to Disband a Key Scientific Review Panel on Air Pollution - The New York Times Donald and the Deadly Deniers - Paul Krugman How Trump Could Fatally Weaken the Dollar - The New York Times Is a Slowdown in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2018 at Economist's View
The Paranoid Style in G.O.P. Politics - Paul Krugman How we create and destroy growth: The 2018 Nobel laureates - VoxEU People vs. Money in America’s Midterm Elections - Joseph E. Stiglitz Driving across the US gave me a different... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2018 at Economist's View
Economic Growth v2 – Paul Romer Conditional Optimism: Technology and Climate – Paul Romer Economics Nobel 2018: William Nordhaus and Paul Romer - Tim Taylor William Nordhaus and why he won the Nobel Prize in economics - Marginal Revolution Why... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2018 at Economist's View
Biggest US Export to China? Spending by Chinese Tourists - Tim Taylor Does Uber Kill? The Real Cost of Ride-sharing - ProMarket Explaining weak investment growth after the Great Recession - Econbrowser State Cuts to Higher Education Threaten Access and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2018 at Economist's View
How important was the financial panic as a cause of the Great Recession? - Brad DeLong When Information Flows Became Fast: The Trans-Atlantic Telegraph - Tim Taylor Energy Intensity, Growth, and Technical Change - Stochastic Trend Resolving 'Too Big to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2018 at Economist's View
Is There Any Reason to Fear Low Interest Rates? - Brad DeLong The Fed's No Longer Guided by Concept of Neutral Rates - Tim Duy The Angry White Male Caucus - Paul Krugman I Created "The Bernank" on YouTube. And... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2018 at Economist's View
My computer died. I may have lost a few links (and doing this on an iPad is less than convenient) ’Normal' Monetary Policy in Words and Deeds - John Williams RCT's vs. RDD's - No Hesitations The Economic Future Isn’t... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2018 at Economist's View
Portability of Occupational Licenses? - Tim Taylor How Did China Manage its Currency Over the Summer? - Brad Setser The Party of No Ideas - Paul Krugman Leadership, Laughter and Tariffs - Paul Krugman Racism Drives Higher Costs for Historically... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2018 at Economist's View
A Smorgasbord Recession? (Wonkish) - Paul Krugman Political Pressure on Central Banks - Carola Binder Three Sudden Stops and a Surge - Brad Setser Japan’s Successful Economic Model - Adair Turner The economic cost of repellent leadership - VoxEU Foreign... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2018 at Economist's View
The Credit Crunch and the Great Recession (Wonkish) - Paul Krugman Comments on monetary policy at the effective lower bound - Janet Yellen Why central banks should not be inflation nutters - VoxEU Can Trade Agreements Be a Friend to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2018 at Economist's View
Botching the Great Recession - Paul Krugman Fed Interest-Rate Debate Misses the Bigger Picture - Tim Duy The financial crisis and the foundations for macroeconomics - Larry Summers The Makings of a 2020 Recession and Financial Crisis - Roubini &... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2018 at Economist's View