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Mark Allen Thoma (born December 15, 1956) is a macroeconomist and econometrician and a Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics of the University of Oregon. Thoma is best known as a regular columnist for The Fiscal Times through his blog "Economist's View", which Paul Krugman called "the best place by far to keep up with the latest in economic discourse", and as an analyst at CBS MoneyWatch. He is also a regular contributor to EconoMonitor.

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America’s Dismal Turning Point - Paul Krugman Don’t Fall for Employers’ Whining About a ‘Skills Gap’ - Bloomberg Trump lags behind his predecessors on economic growth - Brookings Monetary policy and inequality: A new channel - VoxEU Nominal Wage Rigidities and the Future Path of Wage Growth - Kansas City Fed The Bankrupt Ideology of Business School - The New Republic Will the Paris Agreement Help or Hinder Cooperation among Nations? - Robert Stavins

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Economics trails the sciences in attracting a diverse student mix - Mary Daly Rethinking Stigler’s Theory of Regulation: Regulatory Capture or Deregulatory Capture? - ProMarket Just Saying Yes to Drug Companies - Paul Krugman On neoliberalism - Stumbling and Mumbling Do larger health insurance subsidies benefit patients or producers? - Microeconomic Insights Companies Can't Hold the Line on U.S. Wages Much Longer - Tim Duy Structural change and the productivity slowdown - VoxEU...

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What’s Good for Pharma Isn’t Good for America - Paul Krugman Cryptocurrencies’ challenge to central banks - VoxEU We can't ignore climate change - Pyndyck and Stock Finance and the Blockchain: A Primer - Cecchetti & Schoenholtz The “accounting view” of money: money as equity - All About Finance How the broadcast media created mediamacro - mainly macro The Future of Reliable News - Economic Principals Interviews: Dow, Harcourt, Goodhart, Lawson, Nelson, Chang - Tim Taylor The...

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The Death of Acceleration (Wonkish) - Paul Krugman Fiscal policy remains in the stone age - mainly macro It's a (low inflation) trap! - Antonio Fatas Initial Coin Scams - Nouriel Roubini Let Them Eat Trump Steaks - Paul Krugman Inflation, globalisation, and competition - VoxEU The Double Standard of America’s China Trade Policy - Dani Rodrik Job Guarantee: Marxist or Keynesian? - Stumbling and Mumbling Estimating Aggregate Fiscal Multipliers from Local Data - FRB Richmond Some...

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Gnawing Away at Health Care - Paul Krugman May 1968 and inequality - Thomas Piketty The paradox of markups - Growth Economics Tax evasion and inequality - VoxEU The yield curve and the stock market - VoxEU Explaining Germany’s exceptional recovery: A new eBook - VoxEU Forecasts of the Lost Recovery - Liberty Street Economics TReagan's Policies: Supply-Side Miracle or Keynesian Stimulus? - Globalisation, government popularity, and the Great Skill Divide - VoxEU...

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Unnatural Economics (Wonkish) - Paul Krugman The Destruction of the Republican Party - J. Bradford DeLong A very simple model of too much city - Nick Rowe How Futures Trading Changed Bitcoin Prices - FRBSF Banking the Masses: 2018 Edition - Cecchetti & Schoenholtz Corporate Profit Margins at Risk From Rising Input Prices - Tim Duy It’s not just monopoly and monopsony - EPI Making (some) sense of cryptocurrencies - VoxEU State of the union - gender equality - Women in Economics at...

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Employer Concentration and Stagnant Wages

From the NBER Digest. "Two studies suggest that an increase in employers' monopsony power is associated with lower wages.": Employer Concentration and Stagnant Wages: Stagnant wages and a declining share of labor income in GDP in recent decades have spawned a number of explanations. These include outsourcing, foreign competition, automation, and the decline of unions. Two new studies focus on another factor that may have affected the relative bargaining position of workers and...

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Free markets require robust social insurance. - The Washington Post "The Very Structure of Capitalism Is Inherently Monopolistic" - ProMarket Is the Great Recession Still Holding Down Wages? (Wonkish) - Paul Krugman Unemployment Falls to 3.9 percent, Wage Growth Remains Weak - Dean Baker Apple and the Fruits of Tax Cuts - Paul Krugman Progress in economics - Stumbling and Mumbling Hamilton on Econometrics, Energy, and Low Interest Rates - David Beckworth Rising Bilateral...

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How’s That Tax Cut Working Out? - Paul Krugman Gender and collaboration in economic research - VoxEU Economics: Reviled Because It Matters - Tim Taylor Econ Grapples With What Causes Recessions - Noah Smith Investment Boom From Trump’s Tax Cut Has Yet to Appear - NYTimes The strong economy: how Brexit dishonesty began - mainly macro Excessive Zoning Makes Us Poorer and More Unequal - ProMarket Is The Economist Correct About the State of Applied Micro? - Matthew Kahn An Age Such As...

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Inequality in US Life Expectancy - Tim Taylor Opinion | Trump’s War on the Poor - Paul Krugman Data Workers of the World, Unite! - ProMarket How much does infrastructure boost an economy? - MIT News Macroeconomic Policy Reform the IPPR way - mainly macro Some Things Are Worse Than Paying Taxes - Justin Fox Why Innovation Tends to Bypass Mainstream Economics - Bloomberg Keynesian economics without the Phillips curve - Farmer and Nicolò Econ Critics Are Stuck in the Past - Noah Smith...

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