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NewsOctober 9, 2017

Texas 2030 Conference Explores Impact of State and National Policy Changes to Trade, Immigration, Border Governance

The implications of state and national policy changes in the areas of trade, immigration and border governance are the focus of “Texas 2030: Texas in a Changing World Economy,” a one-day symposium hosted by the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin on October 16. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

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Media MentionAugust 21, 2017

Krugman's Right, Reagan's Tax Changes Increased Inequality - They Were Meant To As Well

"Paul Krugman doesn't quite get the connection between tax changes and inequality right I'm afraid. He is correct in that the amount of tax being paid by the rich is about the same, those Federal tax rates on them did dip and then climb again, meaning there's not been a great deal of difference over the decades. However, the bit he's missing is that the Reagan tax changes were deliberately engineered in order to increase income inequality. No, really, I've been told this directly by Jamie Galbraith, the person who was working on that 1986 change," writes Tim Worstall in Forbes. 

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Media MentionJuly 5, 2017


The presidential election of 2016 occurred at the crest of a national debate over economic inequality,  deeply researched by economists and sociologists since the 1990s, widely perceived to have risen sharply since the 1970s, and a focus of the first serious left-wing insurgency the Democratic Party in four decades, that of Bernie Sanders. Can class and inequality help explain the election result?  The answer appears to be that they can, quite strongly, but in ways that may seem surprising. LBJ Professor James Galbraith discusses. 

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Media MentionJune 15, 2017

Digital Disruption And Creative Destruction

Global Finance rates the top financial innovations of the last 30 years, looking at where we are, where we’ve come from and how we got from there to here. LBJ Professor James Galbraith lends his expertise. 

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Media MentionJune 14, 2017

On The Money

LBJ Professor James Galbraith discusses Canada's world of business.

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Media MentionJune 9, 2017

The thing about Trump's infrastructure plan is: it doesn't really exist

LBJ Professor James Galbraith says, "The Republican leaders of Congress killed off that plan months before Trump ever reached the Oval Office. What we are left with is a farce."

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Media MentionMay 14, 2017

Fed Officials Test New Argument for Tightening: Protect the Poor

To protect the poorest Americans, should central bankers raise interest rates faster? At least one of them is making that argument. LBJ Professor James Galbraith discusses. 

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Media MentionApril 10, 2017

James K. Galbraith : «Il ne faut ni sortir de l’euro ni continuer avec l'austérité

LBJ Professor James Galbraith, the son of economist John Galbraith, famous for having worked in the 1930s with President Roosevelt, is a convinced Keynesian. He supports the candidacy of Benoît Hamon, who presents this morning what he will do during the first 100 days following his election.  

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Media MentionFebruary 24, 2017

What is Wrong with a Carbon Tax

Earlier this month, a group of conservative statesmen, venture capitalists and mainstream economists calling themselves the Climate Leadership Council (CLC) unveiled a plan which they touted as the perfect vehicle for climate action under a Trump administration. LBJ Professor James Galbraith argues in his book "The End of Normal," there's good reason to doubt the predictive power of all mainstream macroeconomic modelling. 

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Media MentionFebruary 22, 2017

Why We Could Be On The Verge Of A Constitutional Apocalypse

LBJ Professor James Galbraith discusses what's next for the Democratic party. 

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