James K. Galbraith

Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government / Business Relations and Professor of Government

University of Texas, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

Phone: 512-471-1244
James K. Galbraith teaches economics and a variety of other subjects at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and UT Austin's Department of Government. He holds degrees from Harvard (B.A. magna cum laude, 1974) and Yale (Ph.D. in economics, 1981). He studied economics as a Marshall Scholar at King's College, Cambridge in 1974-1975, and then served in several positions on the staff of the U.S. Congress, including Executive Director of the Joint Economic Committee. He was a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution in 1985. He directed the LBJ School's Ph.D. Program in Public Policy from 1995 to 1997. He is currently the Director of the University of Texas Inequality Project.

Galbraith served as Chief Technical Adviser to the State Planning Commission, P.R. China, on a project on macroeconomic reform from 1994 to 1997. Galbraith also serves as a Senior Scholar of the Levy Economics Institute and as chair of Economists Allied for Arms Reduction (ECAAR). He also writes a column on economic and political issues for the Texas Observer.

Focus: Economy, Finance, Jobs, Global

Selected Publications:

Balancing Acts: Technology, Finance and the American Future

Created Unequal: The Crisis in American Pay (Free Press, August 1998).

Inequality and Industrial Change: A Global View, coedited with Maureen Berner (Cambridge University Press, 2001).

The Economic Problem with Robert L. Heilbroner
Macroeconomics with William Darity, Jr.

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Last Updated: Sep 22, 2006

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