Saturday, July 30, 2016

J. Bradford DeLong

J. Bradford DeLong is Professor of Economics at the University of California at Berkeley and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He was Deputy Assistant US Treasury Secretary during the Clinton Administration, where he was heavily involved in budget and trade negotiations. His role in designing the bailout of Mexico during the 1994 peso crisis placed him at the forefront of Latin America’s transformation into a region of open economies, and cemented his stature as a leading voice in economic-policy debates.

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Pragmatism or Perdition

It is almost impossible to assess the progress of the United States economy over the past four decades without feeling disappointed. Poor US economic performance is not the result of any particular id… read more

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Economics in the Age of Abundance

As humankind enters an age of abundance, the biggest challenge facing economists will no longer be to find the best ways to allocate scarce resources. Rather, it will be to help people protect themsel… read more

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The Trouble With Interest Rates

Conservative economists are wrong to accuse central banks of keeping interest rates unnaturally low. On the contrary, interest rates are higher than they should be, and central banks are doing the bes… read more

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