Mark Thoma, Department of Economics

Mark Thoma, Professor of Economics

Mark Thoma

Practice Areas: Debt, Unemployment, Interest Rates, Economic Policy

Mark Thoma is an academic expert in debt, unemployment, interest rates, monetary policy and U.S. economic policy. Paul Krugman calls Mark’s blog, Economist’s View, “the best place by far to keep up with the latest in economic discourse.” Mark is an analysts at CBS Moneywatch, and a columnist for The Fiscal Times. Science Magazine listed him as one of the 100 most-followed scientists on Twitter. 

Contact: | 541-346-4673 | @MarkThoma


Recent Media:
The End of Econ Blogging’s Golden Age (Bloomberg Opinion, Dec. 17, 2019)
Economic experts fear that Trump’s ‘alternative facts’ will spread to the doctoring of government data (Daily Mail, Feb. 20, 2017)
Are mergers good or bad for the economy? (CBS Money Watch, Dec. 29, 2016)
Here’s why Bernie Sanders’ 5% growth plan isn’t crazy after all (The Fiscal Times, Feb. 23, 2016)
Restoring the public's trust in economists (The Fiscal Times, May 19, 2015)
Trans-Pacific trade deal at critical juncture (The Seattle Times, May 16, 2015)
The conscience of a liberal (The New York Times, May 15, 2015)
Supply-side social insurance simply doesn't work (The Fiscal Times, May 5, 2015)
Here's what Fed interest rate hikes mean (CBSNews, March 11, 2015)
One surprising way to change government policy (The Fiscal Times, March 10, 2015)
How inequality harms health – and the economy (CBSNews, March 6, 2015)
VIDEO: Mark Thoma & Tim Duy on U.S. economic growth & Fed policy (RT, Feb. 3, 2015)