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Bradford DeLong

J. Bradford DeLong is Professor of Economics at the University of California at Berkeley and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He was Deputy Assistant US Treasury Secretary during the Clinton Administration, where he was heavily involved in budget and trade negotiations. His role in designing the bailout of Mexico during the 1994 peso crisis placed him at the forefront of Latin America’s transformation into a region of open economies, and cemented his stature as a leading voice in economic-policy debates.

Videos by Bradford DeLong

COVID & the Economy: As of 2020-09-09

What can we say about the economy? That depends on the course of the coronavirus plague. So what can we say about the coronavirus plague? We can say, it turns out, little that is good. (22 minutes).

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COVID & the Economy: As of 2020-09-09

What can we say about the economy? That depends on the course of the coronavirus plague. So what can we say about the coronavirus plague? We can say, it turns out, little that is good. (22 minutes).

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Growth, Globalization, & Political Economy in the North Atlantic, 1870-1914

2020-09-06-econ-115-module-2-intro-post-1870-growth-globalization-political-economy

As of 1870, smart money might still bet, that while the British Industrial Revolution had produced marvels of science and technology, it had not or had not yet become the permanent and decisive watershed in human destiny.

Had it lightened the toil of the overwhelming majority of humanity—even in Britain, the country at the leading edge? Doubtful.

Had it materially raised the living standards of the overwhelming majority—even in Britain? By a little.

Worldwide, the 1770-1870 British Industrial Revolution had been a big deal compared to everything that had come before. Steam power and iron-making and spinning jennies and power looms and telegraph wires had provided comforts for many and made fortunes

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Growth, Globalization, & Political Economy in the North Atlantic, 1870-1914

2020-09-06-econ-115-module-2-intro-post-1870-growth-globalization-political-economy As of 1870, smart money might still bet, that while the British Industrial Revolution had produced marvels of science and technology, it had not or had not yet become the permanent and decisive watershed in human destiny. Had it lightened the toil of the overwhelming majority of humanity—even in Britain, the country at the …

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Big Ideas: Themes of 20th Century Economic History

Big Ideas: the themes of Economics 115. Introduction to module 1:

1. History overwhelmingly economic…
2. Material wealth explodes beyond all previous imagining…
3. Health, long life, & their consequences—feminism…
4. Nevertheless a lot went wrong: tyranny, inequality, depression…
5. Slouching Towards Utopia?

Video: 7:00 econ-115-module-1-1-intro-video-2020-08-10

https://github.com/braddelong/public-files/blob/master/slides-needed.pptx

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Big Ideas: Themes of 20th Century Economic History

Big Ideas: the themes of Economics 115. Introduction to module 1: 1. History overwhelmingly economic… 2. Material wealth explodes beyond all previous imagining… 3. Health, long life, & their consequences—feminism… 4. Nevertheless a lot went wrong: tyranny, inequality, depression… 5. Slouching Towards Utopia? Video: 7:00 econ-115-module-1-1-intro-video-2020-08-10 https://github.com/braddelong/public-files/blob/master/slides-needed.pptx

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