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Mark Thoma – Fellow

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Mark Thoma is a professor of economics at the University of Oregon and the author of the Economist’s View blog, which has been praised by New York Times' Paul Krugman as  a must-read. He joined the University of Oregon faculty in 1987 and served as head of the economics department for five years. His research involves the effects of monetary policy on inflation, output, unemployment, interest rates, and other macroeconomic variables. He has conducted research in other areas, such as the relationship between the political party in power and macroeconomic outcomes. He received a PhD from Washington State University.

 
 
Blog of the Century Posts by Mark Thoma
How the Fed Stimulates the Economy
November 18, 2013
An Investment That Could Reduce Long-Term Debt
January 29, 2013
What can Washington do to boost the U.S. economy?
January 9, 2013
Mint the Platinum Coin?
January 7, 2013
Lessons from the Great Recession: Best and Worst Monetary Policy of 2012
December 21, 2012
Fellow Mark Thoma Looks Ahead at President Obama’s Second Term
November 7, 2012
A Look Ahead at Obama’s Second Term
November 7, 2011
 
By Mark Thoma
Explainer: How economic “rents” affect inequality
April 4, 2014
On the ‘The Misuse of Theoretical Models in Finance and Economics’
March 28, 2014
Broadening the Discussion about Economic Growth
March 25, 2014
Explainer: Understanding government budget terms
March 19, 2014
How Much Does the Fed Chair Influence Monetary Policy?
February 5, 2014
How do we know income inequality is getting worse?
January 29, 2014
Why is the recovery so agonizingly slow?
January 16, 2014
Welfare Doesn’t Cause Poverty
October 16, 2013
Inexcusable Republican Tactics Endanger the Economy
October 9, 2013
Rage of the Privileged
September 26, 2013
Did Global Worries Influence the Fed?
September 19, 2013
Labor Unions Are Essential — and Also in Deep Decline
September 18, 2013
Here’s where middle-class jobs are vanishing the fastest
August 28, 2013
The Great Lesson from the Great Recession
August 27, 2013
Smart Policies Can Restore a Thriving Middle Class
August 13, 2013
What is driving changes in the job market?
August 8, 2013
Obama vs.Limbaugh: Middle Out or Trickle Down?
July 30, 2013
7 Important Examples of How Markets Can Fail
June 18, 2013
How a College Education Can Close the Income Gap
June 4, 2013
The Unemployed Need Bold, Creative Moves from the Fed
May 21, 2013
Seven Myths About Keynesian Economics
May 7, 2013
Fed stands pat—what next?
May 2, 2013
Mark Thoma at Economic Bloggers Forum 2013
April 26, 2013
Why Politics and Economics Are a Toxic Cocktail
April 23, 2013
How Much Should We Trust Economics?
April 22, 2013
Let the Punishment Fit the Crime of the Recession
April 9, 2013
Why Don’t Politicians Care about the Working Class?
March 27, 2013
Can the Fed Burst the Next Bubble Before It’s Too Late?
March 13, 2013
What does the Dow’s record say about the economy?
March 7, 2013
Sequester Will Mean Lost Jobs and Less Growth
March 1, 2013
Our Real Worry Isn’t the Debt, It’s Our Politicians
February 26, 2013
Does raising the minimum wage really help workers?
February 15, 2013
For Obama, State of the Union Means State of the People
February 12, 2013
TCF Fellow Mark Thoma: Will Online Higher Ed Widen the Income Gap?
January 16, 2013
What can Washington do to boost the U.S. economy?
January 9, 2013
 

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