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James K Galbraith

Professor, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs

Phone: +1 512 471 1244

James K. Galbraith is Professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and at the Department of Government, The University of Texas at Austin, where he teaches economics and a variety of other subjects. He is also a Senior Scholar with the Jerome Levy Economics Institute. Dr. Galbraith holds degrees from Harvard (A.B. magna cum laude, 1974) and Yale (Ph.D. in Economics, 1981). He studied economics as a Marshall Scholar at King's College, Cambridge, from 1974-75, then served on the staff of the U.S. Congress, including as Executive Director of the Joint Economic Committee in 1981-82. He was a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution in 1985, and he directed the LBJ School's Ph.D. program in Public Policy from 1995-97. Dr. Galbraith is national chairman of Economists Allied for Arms Reduction (ECAAR) and also of the Economists' Committee for a Fair Minimum Wage. He has co-authored two textbooks, "The Economic Problem" with Robert L. Heilbroner and "Macroeconomics " with William Darity Jr., as well as "Balancing Acts: Technology, Finance and the American Future " (Basic Books, 1989). Dr. Galbraith's new book, "Created Unequal: The Crisis in American Pay," is sponsored by The Century Foundation and was published in August, 1998, by The Free Press. He is co-editor with Maureen Berner of "Inequality and Industrial Change: A Global View" to be published in late 2000 by Cambridge University Press. Dr. Galbraith writes a column for the "Texas Observer" and is a contributor to "The Nation", "The American Prospect " and other periodicals. He writes an occasional column for TheStreet.Com. Dr. Galbraith directs a small research group on inequality, whose work may be found on the web at .


Macroeconomic policy; monetary policy, economic development policies; comparative economic policy; economic inequality

Dr. Galbraith is a former executive director for the Joint Economic Committee fir the U.S. Congress

"Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too," (The Free Press, 2008)