J Bradford DeLong | The Daily Star
  • J Bradford DeLong

    The writer is Professor of Economics at the University of California at Berkeley and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

  • Crisis, Rinse, Repeat

    Later this century, when economic historians compare the “Great Recession” that started in 2007 with the Great Depression that started in 1929, they will arrive at two basic conclusions.
  • Donald Trump is playing to lose

    America certainly has a different kind of president than what it is used to. What distinguishes Donald Trump from his predecessors is not just his temperament and generalised ignorance, but also his approach to policymaking.
  • Why low inflation is no surprise

    The fact that inflation has remained stubbornly low across the global North has come as a surprise to many economic observers.
  • Keeping US policymaking honest

    In a recent appearance here at the University of California, Berkeley, Alice Rivlin expressed optimism about the future of economic policymaking in the United States. What Rivlin—who served as Vice Chair of the US Federal Reserve,
  • The new socialism of fools

    According to standard economic theory, redistribution only comes about when a country's exports require vastly different factors of production than its imports. But there are no such differences in today's global economy.