Several academic and professional opportunities have presented themselves. Given that they involve social scientists and policymakers whose work I’ve long admired, I want to devote as much of my time, attention, and resources to them. Something must be sacrificed, and unfortunately, the blogosphere must be it.

James has been kind enough to keep OTB’s door open to me. At this point, I doubt that I’ll make any comebacks, but I truly appreciate the hospitality. And I truly appreciate the support that many readers have provided me for the past couple of years. Cheers.

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Robert Garcia Tagorda
About Robert Garcia Tagorda
Robert blogged prolifically at OTB from November 2004 to August 2005, when career demands took him in a different direction. He graduated summa cum laude from Claremont McKenna College with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics and earned his Master in Public Policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.


  1. Donnie says:


    Been reading you for a couple of years, and am sorry to see you go. Best of luck in your career endeavours.

    – Donnie

  2. Jon Henke says:

    I’m very sorry to hear that you’re leaving the ‘sphere, Robert, but very happy for the opportunities that bring it about. I’ve enjoyed your commentary for a long time, and hope you don’t disappear completely.

    In any event, thanks for all the blogging you’ve done, and best wishes going forward.

  3. Paul says:

    Drat, it’s always the good ones.

    You will be missed.


  4. Jim Henley says:

    I’ve really enjoyed your econoblogging, Robert. You’ll be missed.

  5. denise says:

    I want to thank you for your posts on the new and former Popes. They were very informative.

  6. bryan says:

    Good luck. I know what a time hole blogging can become, especially when competing with other areas of academic/professional opportunities. Stop by any time.

  7. Anderson says:

    Thanks for the time devoted thus far, & good luck with all the time to be saved in future!

  8. Suerte!

    And hopefully our paths will someday cross in the “real world”.