J. Bradford DeLong Keynote Speaker

  • Economic Historian
  • Professor of Economics at UC Berkeley
  • Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury in the Clinton Administration

J. Bradford DeLong's Biography

James Bradford DeLong is an economic historian and professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley. DeLong worked as the Clinton Administration’s Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under Lawrence Summers and is a well-respected and engaging speaker on economics, with extensive expertise and understanding in the field.

DeLong was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy at the United States Department of the Treasury in Washington, D.C. (1993-95). As a Treasury Department official throughout the time of the Clinton administration, he worked on the 1993 federal budget, the failed health care reform effort, and other policies, as well as numerous trade issues, plus the Uruguay Round of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and the North American Free Trade Agreement. He was appointed full professor at Berkeley in 1997 and has been there ever since. He was also a National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) research associate, a visiting researcher within the Federal Reserve Bank in San Francisco, and an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow.

He is a frequent blogger on political and economic topics and media criticism. DeLong also co-edits The Economists’ Voice with Joseph Stiglitz and Aaron Edlin and has previously co-edited the Journal of Economic Perspectives.

Brad is the author of Slouching Towards Utopia: An Economic History of the Twentieth Century (2016) and co-author, with Martha Olney, of the textbook Macroeconomics (2002). He also co-edited the book After Piketty: The Agenda for Economics and Inequality (2017) with Heather and Marshall Steinbaum, a collection of 22 articles on incorporating inequality into economic theory. Brad also co authored Concrete Economics: The Hamilton Approach to Economic Growth and Policy (2016) and Stephen S. Cohen.

DeLong and Lawrence Summers co-wrote two theoretical articles in 1990 and 1991 that would provide crucial theoretical underpinnings for the financial deregulation implemented during Summers’ tenure as Secretary of the Treasury under Bill Clinton. He also has an impressive portfolio of academic research, guides and publications.

In 1982 DeLong graduated from Harvard University and later earned an M.A. and a PhD in economics from the same institution. He then taught economics from 1987 to 1993 at Boston-area colleges such as MIT, Boston University, and Harvard University. In 1991–1992, he was a John M. Olin Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

DeLong is a remarkable economist, professor and speaker on macroeconomics and politics. He is undeniably an excellent keynote speaker for any related event or conference.

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Books by J. Bradford DeLong

Slouching Towards Utopia: An Economic History of the Twentieth Century
Concrete Economics: The Hamilton Approach to Economic Growth and Policy

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