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Mark Thoma
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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Links (1/15/19)

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 of the debt - Thomas Piketty Front-Door Criterion Follow-Up - Marc F. Bellemare How Much Value Was Destroyed by the Lehman Bankruptcy? - Liberty Street In Conversation with Atif Mian - Equitable Growth Why deficits are sustainable and...

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Links (1/11/19)

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 Korea to Step Up - Brad Setser The deep roots of development - Part 2 - Growth Economics Monetary Policy Outlook for 2019 - Richard Clarida Inequality in the joint distribution of consumption and time use - VoxEU What is the...

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Links (1/7/19)

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 of the Moment - No Hesitations Using the Front-Door Criterion to Estimate Causal Effects - Marc F. Bellemare Make Benefit-Cost Analysis Meaningful - The Regulatory Review Can We Minimize Econogenic Outcomes? - EconoSpeak The return on information technology...

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Links (12/31/18)

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 in Barbershops - Economic Principals Economic Growth and Climate Change: Mistaking an Output Variable for an Instrument - EconoSpeak Marx for me (and hopefully for others too) - Branko Milanovic Don't Trust the Markets - Roger E....

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Links (12/17/18)

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 Chinese GDP growth? ~ Antonio Fatas Micro-responses to shocks: Pricing, promotion, and entry - VoxEU The evolving scope and content of central bank speeches - VoxEU DeLong's Principles Of Neoliberalism - Brad DeLong Rah Rah Economics...

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Links (12/7/18)

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 USMCA Is a Downgrade for North America - PIIE Have Yield Curve Inversions Become More Likely? - FRB Richmond Optimal timing of unemployment benefits:  - Microeconomic Insights Explaining S=I: Inventories vs Adding up Individuals - Nick Rowe The...

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Links (12/4/18)

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 - No Hesitations Inheritance taxation and wealth effects on the labour supply of heirs - VoxEU Is corruption a social thing? - Understanding Society The Fed's Policy Implementation Framework - PIIE How to End Venezuela’s Nightmare - Ricardo...

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Links (11/28/18)

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 - Kenneth Rogoff The Fed's Framework for Monitoring Financial Stability - Jerome Powell Janet Yellen "Not Tall Enough" - EconoSpeak The Big Con: Reassessing the ‘Great’ Recession and its ‘fix’ - VoxEU Strategic vs...

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Links (11/25/18)

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 Way - Economic Principals The changing nature of work - VoxEU Silent Inflation - Robert J. Shiller

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Links (11/21/18)

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 Times Sweden’s Push to Get Rid of Cash Has Some Saying, ‘Not So Fast’ - NYTimes An Interview with Tyler Cowen and Paul Krugman - YouTube Catastrophe Bonds: A Primer - Tim Taylor The disappointing impact of encouraging students to study more -...

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