James K. Galbraith

James K. Galbraith holds the Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business
Relations and a professorship of Government at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin. He has served in several positions on the staff of the U.S. Congress, including executive director of the Joint Economic Committee. He directed the LBJ School’s PhD Program in Public Policy from 1995 to 1997, and currently directs the University of Texas Inequality Project, an informal research group based at the LBJ School. Galbraith’s books include Inequality: What Everyone Needs to Know (forthcoming), 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), and Created Unequal: The Crisis in American Pay (1998). He is a managing editor of Structural Change and Economic Dynamics.