James K. Galbraith holds the Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and a professorship in Government, University of Texas at Austin.
Galbraith's books include:
Welcome to the Poisoned Chalice: The Destruction of Greece and the Future of Europe (2016);
Inequality: What Everyone Needs to Know (2016);
The End of Normal: The Great Crisis and the Future of Growth (2014);
Inequality and Instability: A Study of the World Economy Just Before the Great Crisis (2012); The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too (2008);
Unbearable Cost: Bush, Greenspan, and the Economics of Empire (2006);
Inequality and Industrial Change: A Global View (with M. Berner) (2001);
Created Unequal: The Crisis in American Pay (1998);
Macroeconomics (with W. Darity Jr.) (1992); and
Balancing Acts: Technology, Finance and the American Future (1989).
Galbraith studied economics as a Marshall Scholar at King's College, Cambridge, and holds degrees from Harvard University (BA) and Yale University (MA, M.Phil, PhD). In 2010, he was elected to the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. In 2014, he was co-winner with Angus Deaton of the Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economics. He holds honorary degrees from the Université Pierre Mendes-France in Grenoble and from the Plekhanov University of Economics in Moscow.