Biography

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

Should-Read: Mark Thoma: The Fed’s Inflation Goal: What Does the Public Know?

Should-Read: Mark Thoma: The Fed’s Inflation Goal: What Does the Public Know?: “‘Lately, various Committee members… and Chair Yellen… http://economistsview.typepad.com/economistsview/2017/04/the-feds-inflation-goal-what-does-the-public-know.html …have discussed the symmetry about the Committee’s inflation target. Our […]

Should-Read: Jamelle Bouie: The Muted Response to the Retail Apocalypse Shows Which Workers Count in Trump’s America

Should-Read: Jamelle Bouie: The Muted Response to the Retail Apocalypse Shows Which Workers Count in Trump’s America: Fake Working Class: “The retail industry’s recent decline… http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2017/04/the_response_to_the_retail_apocalypse_shows_which_workers_count_in_trump.html …may have reached a […]

Must- and Should-Reads: April 18, 2017

Financial Times: Donald Trump Beats a Retreat: “Another week, another series of flip-flops by America’s president… https://www.ft.com/content/039d80ae-21cb-11e7-8691-d5f7e0cd0a16 Ezra Klein: The GOP’s problem on health reform is they’ve spent years hiding […]

Must- and Should-Reads: April 17, 2017

Tony Nog: On Twitter: “18) This may explain why Brexiteers are in this unhappy cycle. The ‘intellectual’ basis for Brexit has collapsed. But no one told them…” https://twitter.com/tony_nog/status/849648920313683970 https://t.co/ivecEkaJIT Seshat: […]