Brad DeLong & Robert Johnson

J. Bradford DeLong is professor of economics at the University of California at Berkeley, where he chairs the political economy major and teaches economic history and macroeconomics. From 1993-1995 in the early years of the William J. Clinton administration he was a deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury in the Office of Economic Policy. He is finishing a rather large book on the economic history of the twentieth century tentatively entitled “Slouching Towards Utopiaú”, and recently finished a shorter book (with Stephen S. Cohen) on the shifting boundaries between government and market entitled: “The End of Influence: What Happens When Other Countries Have the Money.”

Robert Johnson serves as the Executive Director of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) and a Senior Fellow and Director of the Global Finance Project for the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute in New York. Johnson is an international investor and consultant to investment funds on issues of portfolio strategy. He recently served on the United Nations Commission of Experts on International Monetary Reform under the Chairmanship of Joseph Stiglitz.