James K. Galbraith is the Lloyd M. Bentsen Chair in Government/Business Relations and professor of government at the University of Texas. He has academic expertise in macroeconomic policy, comparative economic and development policy and the economics of peace and security.
His recent research has focused on the measurement and understanding of inequality in the world economy. His writing also addresses issues in monetary policy, politics, history and the economics of warfare.
His books include Created Unequal: The Crisis in American Pay and Inequality and Instability: A Study of the World Economy Just Before the Great Crisis (Oxford University Press, 2012). He also writes a column on economic and political issues for Mother Jones, and contributes occasionally to The American Prospect, The Nation, the Texas Observer and to the op-ed pages of major newspapers.
Galbraith was awarded two doctorates and a master's degree from Yale University. He received his bachelor's degree from Harvard.
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