The Bleak Past and the Grim Future

The Bleak Past and the Grim Future

James K. Galbraith

11.5.2012

James K. Galbraith

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

Galbraith teaches economics and a variety of other subjects at the LBJ School and UT Austin's Department of Government. He holds degrees from Harvard and Yale (Ph.D. in Economics, 1981). He studied economics as a Marshall Scholar at King's College, Cambridge, and later served on the staff of the U.S. Congress, including as Executive Director of the Joint Economic Committee, before joining the faculty of the University of Texas. He held a Fulbright Distinguished Visiting Lectureship in China in the summer of 2001, and was named a Carnegie Scholar in 2003.

His recent research has focused on the measurement and understanding of inequality in the world economy, while his policy writing ranges from monetary policy to the economics of warfare, with forays into politics and history. Visit the web-site of the University of Texas Inequality Project (UTIP) for current research and an archive of published writings.”

The Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations and professor of government at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, James K. Galbraith is the author of the new book, “Inequality and Instability: A Study of the World Economy Just Before the Great Crisis.” He gives a Clinton School lecture titled “The Bleak Past and the Grim Future” about the American economic crisis and recovery. Galbraith is a regular contributor to publications including The Texas Observer, The Nation, Mother Jones and the American Prospect. He’s written Op-Eds for The New York Times and The Washington, among other newspapers.