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Mark Thoma
Eugene, Oregon
Professor of Economics, University of Oregon
Recent Activity
Inflation: Stress-Testing the Phillips Curve - FRBSF Donald and the Deflationists - Paul Krugman The friendly extortioner takes it all - EurekAlert Economics After Neoliberalism - Naidu, Rodrik, Zucman Economics for Inclusive Prosperity (EfIP) - Dani Rodrik Democrats, Debt and... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Economist's View
The Empty Quarters of U.S. Politics - Paul Krugman A Rant on Trump, Trade, and China... - Brad DeLong Olivier Blanchard on the Benefits and Costs of Public Debt - PIIE No trade deal can dictate our relationship with China... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Economist's View
There They Go Again (And Now They’re Back!) - Uneasy Money No trade deal can dictate our relationship with China - Larry Summers The Empty Quarters of U.S. Politics - Paul Krugman The deep roots of development - Growth Economics... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2019 at Economist's View
How Much Could Negative Rates Have Helped the Recovery? - FRBSF How Market Power Worsens Income Inequality - ProMarket Attack of the Fanatical Centrists - Paul Krugman The (Modest) Rebound in Manufacturing Jobs - Liberty Street Economics The Nonpuzzling Behavior... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2019 at Economist's View
Elizabeth Warren Does Teddy Roosevelt - Paul Krugman Why Washington Should Worry Less About the Deficit - Furman and Summers No correlation between top tax rates and growth rates - Jared Bernstein Yes, There Are Individual Economists Worth Paying Respect... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2019 at Economist's View
Grad students across country criticize econ departments’ culture - Yale Daily News Stealing from the Poor and Giving to the Rich in the Workplace - Regulatory Review Completing physics Ph.D. does not stem from scoring high on GRE - EurekAlert... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2019 at Economist's View
Misspecification in empirical models: How problematic and what can we do about it? - VoxEU Trump’s Trade Game - Dani Rodrik Morality and Money Management - Robert J. Shiller The Economy Won’t Rescue Trump - Paul Krugman The Real Governments... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2019 at Economist's View
Will China’s Economy Hit a Great Wall? - Paul Krugman Disruption, Concentration, and the New Economy - Raghuram Rajan The Flynn Effect (Rising IQ Scores Over Time) Reverses - Tim Taylor Bad Precedent - Cecchetti & Schoenholtz 1789, the return... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2019 at Economist's View
Trump’s Big Libertarian Experiment - Paul Krugman Oceans Are Warming Faster Than Predicted - Scientific American The effect of machine learning on credit markets - VoxEU When is more competition bad? - MacroMania Time for China, Germany, the Netherlands, and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2019 at Economist's View
Be prepared: A recession is significantly likely in the next two years - Larry Summers What Will Cause the Next US Recession? - J. Bradford DeLong From Yellow Vests to the Green New Deal - Joseph E. Stiglitz (Econometrics) Papers... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2019 at Economist's View
Joan Robinson on Poets, Mathematicians, Economists, and Adam Smith - Tim Taylor Bad Faith, Pathos and G.O.P. Economics - Paul Krugman Trump vs. the Economy - Nouriel Roubini Why We Have Newspapers, Call-in Shows, Reading Clubs, and Sometimes Hang around... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at Economist's View
Couple of links: Demography, unemployment, and automation - VoxEU Market Power or Just Scale Economies? - ProMarket Neoliberalism as Structure and Ideology - EconoSpeak How the Press Covered the Panic of 2008 - Economic Principals How low is low for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2018 at Economist's View
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 Dec 7, 2018 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 Dec 4, 2018 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