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  • James K. Galbraith

    Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations and Professor of Government

    James K. Galbraith teaches at the LBJ School. He holds degrees from Harvard and Yale (Ph.D. in economics, 1981). He studied as a Marshall Scholar at King’s College, Cambridge in 1974-1975, and then served in several positions on the staff of the U.S. Congress, including Executive Director of the Joint Economic Committee. He was a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution in 1985. He directed the LBJ School’s Ph.D. Program in Public Policy from 1995 to 1997. He directs the University of Texas Inequality Project, an informal research group based at the LBJ School.

    Galbraith’s new book is The Predator State : How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too (2008). He is the author of Balancing Acts : Technology, Finance and the American Future (1989) and Created Unequal : The Crisis in American Pay (1998). Inequality and Industrial Change : A Global View (Cambridge University Press, 2001), is coedited with Maureen Berner and features contributions from six LBJ School Ph.D. students. He has co-authored two textbooks, The Economic Problem with the late Robert L. Heilbroner and Macroeconomics with William Darity, Jr.

    Galbraith is a Senior Scholar of the Levy Economics Institute and Chair of the Board of Economists for Peace and Security, a global professional network. He writes a column for Mother Jones, and occasional commentary in many other publications, including The Texas Observer , The American Prospect , and The Nation.

Publications et conférences (48)

  • James K. Galbraith

    Alan Greenspan recently penned a long paper on the crisis. Sixty-six pages, which I have read so that you don’t have to.
    My response is just up on the National Journal Expert Blog :
    Oh, Please
    In 66 pages, Mr. Greenspan fails to use the word "responsibility" even once. The word "blame" does not appear. The word "mistake" occurs once ; financial firms made them. The word "failure" appears 14 times. None of them are self-referential. To have expected the phrase "mea culpa" would (...)

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  • James K. Galbraith

    "Yesterday I had the chance to serve as a discussant on a panel organized by Andrew Brimmer, the distinguished former Federal Reserve Governor, that included Donald Kohn (current Vice Chair of the FRB), Assistant Treasury Secretary Alan Krueger, Allen Sinai and Martin Feldstein.
    The exercise was amusing, in part, because I had previous access to only one paper and had to compress the remarks into roughly a five-minute window.
    You can listen here : http://tiny.cc/lr25e
    Also, the link for (...)

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  • James K. Galbraith

    "The Intelligence-Squared debate held on Monday, November 16 in New York is now available in video on-line at :
    The proposition was : "Obama’s Economic Policies are Working Effectively"
    In favor : Mark Zandi, Steve Rattner, Larry Mishel
    Opposed : James Galbraith, Allan Meltzer, Eliot Spitzer.
    The debate airs on Bloomberg Radio Nov 23-25."

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  • James K. Galbraith

    "On 9/30 the French late-night TV program "Ce Soir ou Jamais" had me on to discuss the financial crisis — national television for about an hour, in a panel format. Great fun — the discussion begins after an opening dealing with a capitalist clown going up in a Russian (and actually, communist) rocket. I make use of this in my opening comment."
    http://ce-soir-ou-jamais.france3.fr... (...)

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