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James Galbraith

Economist, global inequality, modern American capitalism

James Galbraith Biography

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.

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.

Speaking Style

Academic and formal

James Galbraith Videos

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Testimonials for James Galbraith

“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.”


London School of Economics

“A must-read for anyone who wishes to understand our political and economic era.”

Joseph E. Stiglitz

“A truly pathbreaking work of scholarship.”

Barry Eichengreen

James Galbraith‘s Topics

The Vulnerability of Empires

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China's macroeconomic and trade accounts

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Modern American Capitalism

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Global Inequality

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Inequality and Unemployment in Europe

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Addressing Poverty

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Books by James Galbraith

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