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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Innovation Bound — the annual celebration of LBJ School policy research held April 30, 2018; special student poster session added to day’s research tribute
The LBJ School prides itself on contributing viable solutions to society through the public and social dialogue of our world. Throughout each year, both students and faculty undertake timely policy research to stretch intellectual boundaries and tackle the most complex problems of our day. INNOVATION BOUND celebrates the impact, quality and range of the published works of our distinguished faculty and students.
United Nations International Day of Happiness founder Jayme Illien calls for #TenBillionHappy humans by 2050 at annual meeting of over 13,300 of planet's brightest economic minds
Just over two months ago, on Jan. 6, 2018. United Nations International Day of Happiness (UNIDOHappiness) founder Jayme Illien celebrated the 2018 new "Year of Global Happiness" with a global call to action to achieve happiness for all 10 billion members of the global human family by 2050.
The practical effect of the tariffs will be small, so why did Trump do it? The answer is: politics, says LBJ Professor James Galbraith.
Tuesday evening President Trump delivered his first State of the Union address. Here, faculty from the LBJ School share their reactions.
Pardon James Galbraith if he sits out the celebration of Dow 25,000. University of Texas economist Galbraith, the son of the famous Harvard economist John Kenneth Galbraith, believes mainstream economists and the Federal Reserve are too wedded to old ideas to see what is really going on in the economy. Specifically, Galbraith is worried that the consumer is the only game in town — and that can’t last.
After an eventful 2017, what's in store for the new year? Professors from the LBJ School offer their best predictions, explaining what to keep an eye on and what may be at stake.
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.
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).
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 Nov. 6–7.