James Galbraith

Economist, Global Inequality, Modern American Capitalism.

James K Galbraith is a leading economist and Professor of Government who has carried out pioneering work into the study of Inequality - one of the most basic sources of economic instability.

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About James Galbraith

Current/Past Roles and Positions

His latest book examines levels of inequality in the run up to the recent economic crisis. He has held several positions on the staff of the U.S. Congress in the 80s, including Executive Director of the Joint Economic Committee.
Author of Inequality and Instability: A Study of the World Economy Just Before the Great Crisis 2012
Director of the University of Texas Inequality Project which carries out pioneering work into the measurement of inequality.
Liberal thinker and regular contributor to the international economic debate.

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Academic and formal

Speaking Topics

  • The Vulnerability of Empires
  • Modern American Capitalism
  • Inequality and Unemployment in Europe
  • China's macroeconomic and trade accounts
  • Global Inequality
  • Addressing Poverty


"An astoundingly broad, illuminating, and detailed examination of the global rise in income inequality between 1980 to the dawn of the financial crisis in 2008...Galbraith boldly brings the problem of radical inequality from the margins to the centre of economic analysis." - Imani Perry, London School of Economics

"A truly pathbreaking work of scholarship." - Barry Eichengreen

"A must-read for anyone who wishes to understand our political and economic era." - Joseph E. Stiglitz

Books By James Galbraith

  • Inequality and Instability: A Study of the World Economy Just Before the Great Crisis (2012)
  • The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too (2008)
  • Created Unequal: The Crisis in American Pay (1998)
  • Balancing Acts: Technology, Finance and the American Future (1989)
  • The Economic Problem with Robert L. Heilbroner Text book
  • Macroeconomics with William Darity, Jr.Text book

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