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NewsApril 17, 2019

Innovation Bound, the annual celebration of LBJ School policy research: April 23, 2019

Core to the LBJ School's mission is "getting it done" — developing solutions to policy problems through scholarship and public discourse. Every year, faculty and students take on research that melds the theoretical and the practical, exploring the world through hands-on field work and data analysis to address issues critical to the health of American democracy and global society. Innovation Bound celebrates the impact, quality and range of the published works of our distinguished scholars.

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Media MentionApril 8, 2019

What if the U.S. really were too full to take new immigrants? We asked business professors

Is this so-called nation of immigrants full? Is there no room for more immigrants? And, if so, what would be the consequences of us being so full that we'd have to cut off new arrivals? The questions arise because President Donald Trump, who ran on and was elected on immigration-unfriendly policies such as a wall across the southern border, said "our country is full," according to a Fox News interview aired Saturday. UT Professor James Galbraith says of course it isn't full. 

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January 30, 2019

The best way to measure inequality

James K. Galbraith, the Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair of Government/Business Relations at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, the University of Texas at Austin, breaks down his new paper casting doubt on some of the methods of Thomas Piketty and his colleagues.

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Media MentionNovember 25, 2018

James Kenneth Galbraith on inequality, democracy and the impact of the financial crisis on Greece

In this episode, hosts discuss James’ views on the teachings of mainstream economics today, his work on inequality, democracy, the financial crisis of 2008 and the impact it has had on Greece as well as, of course, his father John.

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Media MentionJune 25, 2018

On the anniversary of the minimum wage, we should remember what It embodies

Writing for Fortune, James K. Gailbraith, the Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations and Professor of Government at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, discusses the history of the minimum wage, and the importance of the fight for a higher minimum wage. 

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Media MentionJune 25, 2018

The minimum wage just turned 80. Economists don’t give it enough credit

LBJ School of Public Affairs Professor James Galbraith places the impact of the minimum wage in context for Fortune.     

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Media MentionJune 22, 2018

Extreme inequality creates global disorder

And it’s a problem that can only have a political solution, writes LBJ School of Public Affairs Professor James Galbraith in The Nation. 

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Media MentionJune 4, 2018

The fate of Italy and Europe

The North-South-right-left new government poses huge challenges to the continent—not least because in the short term, its economics may work.
 LBJ Professor James Galbraith explains. 

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Media MentionMay 2, 2018

We work

James Galbraith explains why the job guarantee deserves a better rap. 

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Media MentionApril 20, 2018

These economists say a $1 trillion deficit is just a good start

A small group of heterodox economists — self-described the “deficit owls” — say that the deficit does not pose a problem, and that the proposals to rein in the deficit represent the real threat to the nation’s well- being. James Galbraith discusses. 

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