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.
Academic and formal
"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