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Mark Thoma
Eugene, Oregon
Professor of Economics, University of Oregon
Recent Activity
The Captain Swing Riots; Workers and Threshing Machines in the 1830s - Tim Taylor Shocks and labour cost adjustment – Bank Underground US Firms Are Less Dynamic Than They Used To Be - PIIE FedViews - FRBSF Is Low Inflation... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Economist's View
Purity vs. Pragmatism, Environment vs. Health - Paul Krugman Bad News for IV Estimation - No Hesitations Keep the Federal Reserve I Love Alive - Greg Mankiw Peaceful Coexistence 2.0 - Dani Rodrik The great disinflation in emerging and developing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2019 at Economist's View
Why Does Trump Want to Debase the Fed? - Paul Krugman Trump’s Most Worrisome Legacy - Joseph E. Stiglitz Interview of R. Preston McAfee - Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Have the Indentification Police Become Overly Intrusive? - Tim Taylor... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2019 at Economist's View
Donald Trump Is Trying to Kill You - Paul Krugman “Economics Now Points Away From the Laissez-Faire Approach” - ProMarket Ten Years Later: Reflections on the 2008–09 Financial Crisis - Larry Summers Examining an MMT model in detail - Noahpinion... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2019 at Economist's View
The Incredible Shrinking Trump Boom - Paul Krugman Worst-case deadweight loss: Theory and implications - VoxEU The Revolution Need Not Be Automated - Acemoglu & Restrepo Some US Social Indicators Since 1960 - Tim Taylor RCTs in the long run... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2019 at Economist's View
Don’t Make Health Care a Purity Test - Paul Krugman The Fed Board Unmoored - J. Bradford DeLong Memo to Senate: Just Say No (to Moore) - Greg Mankiw Climate Change and the Federal Reserve - FRBSF What Did Gutenberg's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2019 at Economist's View
Calling time on 'statistical significance' in science research - EurekAlert Work of the past, work of the future - VoxEU Holy Voodoo, Batman! - Paul Krugman Raising the Curtain: Trade and Empire - Brad DeLong Six Migrants and Their Descendants... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2019 at Economist's View
Women in Economics Report Rampant Sexual Assault and Bias - The New York Times Alan B. Krueger, Economic Aide to Clinton and Obama, Dies at 58 - The New York Times The loss of a great economist and a great... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2019 at Economist's View
Don’t Blame Robots for Low Wages - Paul Krugman The Fed Should Buy Recession Insurance - J. Bradford DeLong You Never Know When a Recession Will Sneak Up on You - Austan Goolsbee Some Peculiarities of Labor Markets: Is Antitrust... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2019 at Economist's View
The Case for a Bold Economics - Dani Rodrik The 2020 (US) Recession ~ Antonio Fatas To love Europe is to change it - Thomas Piketty Our Misplaced Fear of Job-Stealing Robots - Stanford Market Concentration Is Threatening the US... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2019 at Economist's View
Tariff Man Has Become Deficit Man - Paul Krugman Lying Liar Kevin Hassett Lies Again... - Brad DeLong Why diversity in economics? - Women in Economics at Berkeley Is the German Debt Brake the worst fiscal rule ever? - mainly... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2019 at Economist's View
The “Biggest Puzzle in Economics”: Why the “Superstar Economy” Lacks Any Actual Superstars - ProMarket Trade war results in substantial losses for US and other countries - EurekAlert Trump, Trade and the Advantage of Autocrats - Paul Krugman How Goes... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2019 at Economist's View
Is Economics for Me? Increasing the Participation of Black Women in Economics - Lael Brainard New Evidence that Unions Raise Wages for Less-Skilled Workers - NBER Digest When does one of the central ideas in economics work? - EurekAlert The... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2019 at Economist's View
Is Neo-Fisherism Nuts? - MacroMania Why Can’t Trump Build Anything? - Paul Krugman Is the Xerox Corporation supervenient? - Understanding Society On Paying for a Progressive Agenda - Paul Krugman Measuring Connectedness between the Largest Banks - FRBSF The Birthplace... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2019 at Economist's View
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 Feb 15, 2019 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 Feb 11, 2019 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