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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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Links (3/21/19)

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 Who Made History - Brad DeLong The Disjunction Between Production and Distribution - Brad DeLong Monetary policy in times of uncertainty - VoxEU When the dismal science is getting you down - Women in Economics at Berkeley The Fall in...

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Links (3/18/19)

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 man - Jared Bernstein Capitalism Needs Elizabeth Warren - The New York Times How Monetary Policy Shaped the Housing Boom - NBER The deep roots of development - Growth Economics Austerity is Defunct - Economic Principals Introductory Econ Textbooks: A Different Take on the Issues -...

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Links (3/15/19)

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 an Answer? - Tim Taylor China’s Still-Too-High Savings Makes China 2025 a Bigger Global Risk - Brad Setser The Dangerous Absurdity of America’s Trade Wars - Jeffrey D. Sachs The incentives of centralized school admissions systems - Microeconomic Insights The...

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Links (3/12/19)

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 Economy - Joseph E. Stiglitz Minorities bear disproportionate burden from air pollution - EurekAlert Household credit cycles and financial crises - VoxEU The cash-flow effect of monetary policy – Bank Underground Reducing poverty is a matter of political will...

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Links (3/8/19)

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 macro Why Economics Must Get Broader Before It Gets Better - Mohamed A. El-Erian The left’s embrace of modern monetary theory is a recipe for disaster - Larry Summers On "On Falling Neutral Real Rates, Fiscal Policy, and the Risk of Secular Stagnation - Brad...

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Links (3/4/19)

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 the Trade War? - Paul Krugman Coping with volatile labor markets - FRB Minneapolis Modeling Financial Crises - FRBSF The long expansion continues - Modern Monetary Nonsense - Kenneth Rogoff MMT streetfighting -...

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Links (2/25/19)

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 Anticompetitive Effects of Low Interest Rates - ProMarket Democrats for Family Values - Paul Krugman Evaluating lower-for-longer policies: Temporary price-level targeting - Ben Bernanke The Road to Digital Serfdom? The Visible Hand of Surveillance...

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Links (2/19/19)

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 of America’s New Progressive Era - Tyson & Mendonca How to pay for the Green New Deal - mainly macro "Unconventional" Fiscal Policies - EconoMonitor Making Music Together.  - Economic Principals...

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Links (2/15/19)

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 Double Standards - Paul Krugman How Can We Tax Footloose Multinationals? - Joseph E. Stiglitz Fiscal and Welfare Costs in a Time of Low Interest Rates - Olivier Blanchard How Much Does Heterodoxy Help...

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Links (2/11/19)

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 - Larry Summers The Good Jobs Challenge - Dani Rodrik Debt Derangement Syndrome - J. Bradford DeLong The costs of public sector patronage - Microeconomic Insights The U.S. Dollar’s Global Roles: Where Do Things Stand? - Liberty Street Common Ownership: Back to Basics...

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