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NewsDecember 15, 2017

LBJ School Semester in Review: Fall 2017

The LBJ School students’ visit with former Vice President Joe Biden made the cover of The Daily Texan’s Semester in Review. Here are some more highlights from a great semester at the LBJ School.

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NewsNovember 13, 2017

The LBJ School, Economists for Peace and Security Co-host Policy Symposium on Economics, American Politics and Security

On Monday, November 13, The LBJ School of Public Affairs and Economists for Peace and Security (EPS) held EPS’ 10th annual policy symposium in Washington, DC, featuring keynote remarks from Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and special remarks from Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA).

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NewsNovember 2, 2017

"Democratic Reform in Europe" is the Focus of Upcoming Conference at the LBJ School

In the face of Brexit, rising ethnic nationalism and a continuing economic crisis, the future of Europe is uncertain. Is democratic reform of Europe's governing institutions an answer? This is the focus of the upcoming “Democratic Reform in Europe” conference, to be held at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin on November 6 – 7.

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NewsOctober 26, 2017

Texas 2030 Explores Impact of State, 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 were 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.

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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

INEQUALITY AND THE 2016 ELECTION OUTCOME: A DIRTY SECRET AND A DILEMMA

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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