Author Archives: Mayo Toruño

About Mayo Toruño

Professor and Chair of Economics Department, California State University San Bernardino

The Fall Quarter Coyote Economist

The most recent issue of the Coyote Economist came out last week. The lead article looks at income and wealth inequality over the course of the Great Recession.

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USA jobs lost 2008-14, average wage of jobs lost, average wage of jobs gained

Originally posted on Real-World Economics Review Blog:
from David Ruccio Yes, I know, a table (actually, 3 tables). . . According to a new report from the U.S. Conference of Mayors [pdf], In 2008 and 2009 the US economy lost…

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The High Price of Materialism

I was just made aware of a video on materialism created by The Center for a New American Dream, back in 2011. Psychologist Tim Kasser does a good job of laying out, in  5:37 minutes of animation, the negative impact … Continue reading

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John Cochrane on the Failure of Macroeconomics

Originally posted on Uneasy Money:
The state of modern macroeconomics is not good; John Cochrane, professor of finance at the University of Chicago, senior fellow of the Hoover Institution, and adjunct scholar of the Cato Institute, writing in Thursday’s Wall…

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In an Era of Increasing Fiscal Constraints, an Inexplicable Shift in Hiring Patterns in Higher Education

Originally posted on The Academe Blog:
In this past week’s issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education, there is a very revealing graph representing the changes in employment in colleges and universities from 1976 to 2011. The graph is based…

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Spring Quarter 2014 Coyote Economist

Here’s the Spring Quarter 2014 edition of the Coyote Economist. The lead article, written by CSUSB Economics Professor Daniel MacDonald, reviews Thomas Piketty’s new book “Capital in the Twenty First Century”.

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Winter Quarter 2014 Coyote Economist

Here’s the Winter Quarter Coyote Economist. The lead article deals with the political economics of the minimum wage.

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