James K Galbraith
James Galbraith holds the Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr. Chair in Government/ Business Relations, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, where he teaches economics and a variety of other subjects, and a professorship in the Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin. He served on the staff of the U.S. Congress, including as Executive Director of the Joint Economic Committee in 1981-82. Dr. Galbraith is a senior scholar of the Levy Economics Institute, chair of the Board of Economists for Peace and Security, a global professional network, and a managing editor of Structural Change and Economic Dynamics. He directs the University of Texas Inequality Project, an informal research group based at the LBJ School. He is a member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (elected, 2010), and was President of the Association for Evolutionary Economics in 2012.
In addition to numerous articles, book chapters and various scholarly works, Dr. Galbraith published books on economic policy and inequality, including "Welcome to the Poisoned Chalice: The Destruction of Greece and the Future of Europe," (2016); "Inequality: What Everyone Needs to Know" (2016); "The End of Normal: The Great Crisis and the Future of Growth" (2014); "Inequality and Instability: A Study of the World Economy Just Before the Great Crisis" (2012); "Galbraith: The Affluent Society & Other Writings 1952-1967" (2010); "The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too" (2008), Created Unequal (1998) and Balancing Acts: Technology, Finance and the American Future, (1989). He has co-authored two textbooks, "The Economic Problem" with Robert L. Heilbroner and "Macroeconomics " with William Darity Jr.. The work of the University of Texas Inequality Project may be found at http://utip.lbj.utexas.edu