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Mark Thoma makes Science Magazine’s “100-Best” list

mark_thoma_100x100Science Magazine recently explored the use of social media in the sciences, and as a result came up with a list of the 100 most-followed scientists on twitter. And, wouldn’t you know it—our very own Professor Mark Thoma made the list at #65.

Thoma made the list based on a twitter following of nearly 21,000, and more than 42,000 tweets since joining the micro-blogging network in 2008. Thoma is best known for his blog Economist’s View, which pre-eminent economist and columnist Paul Krugman (who also made the list at #4) called “the best place by far to keep up with the latest in economic discourse,” and as an analyst at CBS Moneywatch (his latest contribution can be found here).

Professor Thoma joined the Department of Economics at the University of Oregon in 1987.