Brad DeLong is professor of economics at U.C. Berkeley, a research associate of the NBER, and was from 1993-1995 a deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury. He teaches economic history, macroeconomics, economic growth, and occasionally finance, political economy, and principles of economics. He writes, mostly, about the changing nature of the business cycle, the mainsprings of economic growth, the current economy in historical perspective, and the past economy in contemporary perspective. He is still surprised at, and trying to deal with, the fact that he is as likely as not to be introduced not as “the Berkeley professor” or “the economist” or “the economic historian” or “the ex-Treasury staffer” but as “the weblogger”. He still wishes there were and someday hopes to see and be a part of a resurrected non-partisan technocratic center. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1987.

Selected Publications

Why No Byzantine Road to Modernity?

The extremely-sharp Branko Milanovic asks a very good question that I had never considered before: Branko Minanovic: Economic Reflections on the Fall of Constantinople: This Sunday, May 29 marks the […]


Must-Reads: May 30, 2016

Ricardo Hausmann: Overdosing on Heterodoxy Can Kill You Stephen G. Cecchetti Kermit L. Schoenholtz: Spillovers, Spillbacks and Policy Coordination James Bessen: Lobbyists Are Behind the Rise in Corporate Profits Wired: […]

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Must-Reads: May 28, 2016

Nick Bunker: What’s the deal with U.S. wage growth? Laura Tyson and James Manyika: Putting Profits in Perspective Branko Milanovic: How Unequal Is India? Noah Smith: Finding Better Ideas to […]

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Must-Read: Andrew J. Nathan

Must-Read: Wilhelmine China: a rapidly-industrializing country ruled by a social caste that has lost its role… Andrew J. Nathan: Who Is Xi Jinping?: “Xi Jinping’s respect for Mao is not […]