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James Galbraith LBJ School UT Austin Levy Institute EPS thanks

Spring 2011:

  • On May 5 the American Prospect published a Q&A with James Galbraith on the debt ceiling, whose message is: don't reward hostage-takers, it only encourages them. Read here.

  • On May 4 the Levy Economics Institute published a Policy Note by James Galbraith, entitled "Is the Federal Debt Unsustainable?" -- an effort to address a simple question about which many people are either ill-informed or confused. Read here.

  • The UTIP group extends warm congratulations to Laura Spagnolo, who on May 2 successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation, “Economic Inequality, Policy and Performance in Argentina, Brazil and Chile: Evidence from Regional and Sectoral Data, 1994 to 2007”, at the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

  • On Friday April 29 Thom Hartmann interviewed James Galbraith as part of his series, "Conversations with Great Minds" Part one here, Part two here.

  • On April 27, Tom Keene of Bloomberg Radio interviewed James Galbraith on monetary policy and other topics. Listen here. © 2011 Bloomberg L.P. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

  • On April 26, Real News Network interviewed James Galbraith on Federal Reserve policy. Watch here.

  • On April 15, 2011, James Galbraith spoke on financial fraud at the 20th annual Levy Institute Hyman Minsky conference at the Ford Foundation in New York City. Listen here. The full conference audio may be heard at here. The transcript could be read here.

  • On April 12, 2011, Economists for Peace and Security held a symposium on the crisis in the states and cities on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. James Galbraith gave opening remarks which may be heard here. The full symposium will be on-line at here.

  • Steve Clemons reports from the INET Conference at Bretton Woods, NH, on April 10, 2011, here.

  • On April 3, James Galbraith gave a talk on the financial crisis at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Austin. video here.

  • On April 4, 2011, Wenjie Zhang successfully defended her dissertation proposal, entitled "From Entrepreneurs to Civil “Servants” ---- How do Chinese Leaders Sustain the Legitimacy of their Ruling Authority during the Reform Era?" and has been admitted to candidacy in the Ph.D. program of the LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin.

  • On March 8 at 10 am James Galbraith is testifying before the Senate Finance Committee on tax reform. The hearing video and Galbraith's statement are at here.

  • James Galbraith's comments on fraud and oil at the IMF conference on macro-economics after the crisis on March 7 can be listened here (1:28:50)and here (1:19:20).

  • On February 19, the American Prospect published an interview with James Galbraith on the deficit and debt. The interview may be read here.

  • On February 18, Tom Keene interviewed James Galbraith for Bloomberg Surveillance. The interview may be heard here.

  • James Galbraith's talk in the Diane Rehm Show (NPR) on the Obama budget on Feb. 15 can be listened here.

  • James Galbraith's short comment on the budget published on the NYT Room for Debate blog could be read here.

  • James Galbraith's recent comment on the Bixby- Walker-Rivlin Fiscal Solutions Tour published on Huffington Post, Salon and New Deal 2.0 could be read here.

  • James Galbraith's recent comment on the retirement age published in the Jan/Feb issue of The American Prospect could be read here.

  • On February 1, the New America Foundation published James Galbraith's "The Pillars of Economic Transformation," on the State of the Union. Read here.

  • At the Allied Social Sciences Association meetings in Denver on January 7-9, 2011, James Galbraith gave three talks: to an AEA session on the condition of economics, here, to an ASE session on new directions in macroeconomics, here, and to an AFEE session on the implications of rising resource costs for economic systems, here.

  • Foreign Policy ran a series entitled "Unconventional Wisdom" in its January-February issue for 2011; James Galbraith's contribution is a call for reducing the retirement age temporarily to help deal with unemployment, entitled, "Actually the Retirement Age is Too High." Read here.

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