Chief Economist – J. Bradford DeLong


J. Bradford DeLong is professor of economics and chief economist of the Blum Center for Developing Economies at U.C. Berkeley; a weblogger at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth; a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research; and was over 1993-1005 a deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury.
This spring he is teaching Economics 113: American Economic History, and Economics 115: Twentieth Century Economic History; he is co-teaching Economics 210a: Introduction to Economic History, and Economics 210b: Topics in European Economic History.
In the intersecting fields of development, history, poverty, and welfare economics, he is best known for:
1. J. Bradford DeLong and Lawrence H. Summers (2012), “Fiscal Policy in a Depressed Economy”, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity 2012:1
2. J. Bradford DeLong and Andrei Shleifer (1993), “Princes and Merchants: City Growth Before the Industrial Revolution,” Journal of Law and Economics 36 (October), pp. 671-702
3. J. Bradford DeLong, Christopher L. DeLong, and Sherman Robinson (1996), “In Defense of Mexico’s Rescue”, Foreign Affairs 75:3 (May/June), pp. 8-14
4. J. Bradford DeLong and Lawrence H. Summers (1991), “Equipment Investment and Economic Growth,” Quarterly Journal of Economics 106: 2 (May), pp. 445-502
5. J. Bradford DeLong (2006), “Aftathoughts on NAFTA,” Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies (Fall)
6. J. Bradford DeLong (1988), “Productivity Growth, Convergence, and Welfare: Comment,” American Economic Review 78: 5 (December), pp. 1138-1154
7. J. Bradford DeLong (2003), “Bequests: An Historical Perspective,” in Alicia Munnell and Annika Sunden, eds., Death and Dollars: The Role and Impact of Gifts and Estates (Washington: Brookings Institution) J. Bradford DeLong and
8. J. Bradford DeLong and Barry Eichengreen (1993), “The Marshall Plan: History’s Most Successful Structural Adjustment Programme,” in Rüdiger Dornbusch, Wilhelm Nölling, and Richard Layard, eds., Postwar Economic Reconstruction and Lessons for the East Today (Cambridge, MA: M.I.T. Press), pp. 189-230
9. Stephen S. Cohen and J. Bradford Delong (2016) Concrete Economics (Allston: Harvard Business Review Press)
10. J. Bradford DeLong (2014), “Oversharing About Money”, Writers with Drinks