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De Long, J. Bradford

Works: 147 works in 568 publications in 4 languages and 6,522 library holdings
Genres: History  Forecasts  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Honoree
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Most widely held works by J. Bradford De Long
The economists' voice : top economists take on today's problems by Joseph E Stiglitz( )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 1,647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: In this valuable resource, more than thirty of the world's top economists offer innovative policy ideas and insightful commentary on our most pressing economic issues, such as global warming, the global economy, government spending, Social Security, tax reform, real estate, and political and social policy, including an extensive look at the economics of capital punishment, welfare reform, and the recent presidential elections. Contributors are Nobel Prize winners, former presidential advisers, well-respected columnists, academics, and practitioners from across the political spectrum. Joseph E. Stiglitz takes a hard look at the high cost of the Iraq War; Nobel Laureates Kenneth Arrow, Thomas Schelling, and Stiglitz provide insight and advice on global warming; Paul Krugman demystifies Social Security; Bradford DeLong presents divergent views on the coming dollar crisis; Diana Farrell reconsiders the impact of U.S. offshoring; Michael J. Boskin distinguishes what is "sense" and what is "nonsense" in discussions of federal deficits and debt; and Ronald I. McKinnon points out the consequences of the deindustrialization of America. Additional essays question whether welfare reform was successful and explore the economic consequences of global warming and the rebuilding of New Orleans. They describe how a simple switch in auto insurance policy could benefit the environment; unravel the dangers of an unchecked housing bubble; and investigate the mishandling of the lending institutions Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. Balancing empirical data with economic theory, The Economists' Voice proves that the unique perspective of the economist is a vital one for understanding today's world
The end of influence : what happens when other countries have the money by Stephen S Cohen( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cohen and DeLong (regional planning and economics, U. of California, Berkeley) explore how America's international trade deficit might impact its power in the world. They illustrate the ways the US lost its money, how oil-producing and Asian manufacturing countries now hold the money, and America's relationship with China, which is the biggest holder of US debt. They discuss consequences regarding the loss of foreign policy, cultural, and industrial power. There is no bibliography. References are available online. Annotation ♭2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Concrete economics : the Hamilton approach to economic growth and policy by Stephen S Cohen( Book )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brilliantly written and argued, Concrete Economics shows exactly how the US government has shaped and directed the economy since the very inception of the country. This book does not rehash the sturdy and well-known arguments that to thrive, an entrepreneurial economy needs a social and policy environment characterized by a broad range of freedoms. Nor does it buy into the myth of the absolutely free market. Instead, Cohen and DeLong focus on the forgotten role played by the US government in initiating and enabling a redesign of the US economy. The government not only sets the ground rules for entrepreneurial activity but directs the surges of energy that mark a vibrant economy. It is as true for present-day Silicon Valley as it was for New England manufacturing at the dawn of the nineteenth century. This is not an argument based on abstract truths, complex correlations, or arcane discoveries, but rather on the facts of how the US economy succeeded so brilliantly. And that provides a blueprint for how the government, established companies, and new ventures can partner to yet again successfully reshape the economy."--
After Piketty : the agenda for economics and inequality by Heather Boushey( Book )

11 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century is the most widely discussed work of economics in recent history, selling millions of copies in dozens of languages. But are its analyses of inequality and economic growth on target? Where should researchers go from here in exploring the ideas Piketty pushed to the forefront of global conversation? A cast of economists and other social scientists tackle these questions in dialogue with Piketty, in what is sure to be a much-debated book in its own right. After Piketty opens with a discussion by Arthur Goldhammer, the book's translator, of the reasons for Capital's phenomenal success, followed by the published reviews of Nobel laureates Paul Krugman and Robert Solow. The rest of the book is devoted to newly commissioned essays that interrogate Piketty's arguments. Suresh Naidu and other contributors ask whether Piketty said enough about power, slavery, and the complex nature of capital. Laura Tyson and Michael Spence consider the impact of technology on inequality. Heather Boushey, Branko Milanovic, and others consider topics ranging from gender to trends in the global South. Emmanuel Saez lays out an agenda for future research on inequality, while a variety of essayists examine the book's implications for the social sciences more broadly. Piketty replies to these questions in a substantial concluding chapter. An indispensable interdisciplinary work, After Piketty does not shy away from the seemingly intractable problems that made Capital in the Twenty-First Century so compelling for so many
Macroeconomics by J. Bradford De Long( Book )

57 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers a different approach to macroeconomics. It focuses on the interest rate rather than the AS/AD diagram and includes expanded coverage of the topic of long-run growth
The economists' voice 2.0 : the financial crisis, health care reform, and more by Aaron S Edlin( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book contains thirty-two essays written by academics, economists, presidential advisors, legal specialists, researchers, consultants, and policy makers. They tackle the plain economics and architecture of health care reform, its implications for society and the future of the health insurance industry, and the value of the health insurance subsidies and exchanges built into the law. They consider the effects of financial regulatory reform, the possibilities for ratings reform, and the issue of limiting bankers' pay. An objective examination of the financial crisis and bank bailouts results in two indispensable essays on investment banking regulation after Bear Stearns and the positives and negatives of the Paulson/Bernanke bailout. Contributors weigh the merits of future rescues and suggest alternative strategies for addressing the next financial crisis. A final section examines a unique array of topics: the stability of pension security bonds; the value of a carbon tax, especially in fostering economic and environmental sustainability; the counterintuitive perils of net neutrality; the unforeseen consequences of government debt; the meaning of the Google book search settlement; and the unexploited possibilities for profit in NFL overtime games"--Provided by publisher
Global trends : 1980-2015 and beyond by J. Bradford De Long( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper highlights the influence of 2 major trends on the course of global economic development: globalization and the world-wide productivity slowdown that began in the mid-1970s. Globalization is seen as likely to lead to 3 developments: the decline of countries' ability to manage their own macro-economies to meet domestic objectives, the re-appearance of large-scale international capital flows with their attendant benefits & risks, & a reduction in the influence & power of national union movements. This paper looks at recent economic history (predictable & unpredictable consequences of globalization, impact of key trends on Canada & the United States, & other trends -- industrialization of east Asia, distribution of the labour force, & international division of labour); and world economic prospects with 3 scenarios -- east Asia's rise to economic dominance, the end of the free-trade era, & the increasing virulence of international financial crises
The Marshall Plan : history's most successful structural adjustment program by J. Bradford De Long( Book )

21 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The post-World War II reconstruction of Western Europe was one of the greatest economic policy and foreign policy successes of this century. "Folk wisdom" assigns a major role in successful reconstruction to the Marshall Plan: the program that transferred some $13 billion to Europe in the years 1948-51. We examine the economic effects of the Marshall Plan, and find that it was not large enough to have significantly accelerated recovery by financing investment, aiding the reconstruction of damaged infrastructure, or easing commodity bottlenecks. We argue, however, that the Marshall Plan did play a major role in setting the stage for post-World War II Western Europe's rapid growth. The conditions attached to Marshall Plan aid pushed European political economy in a direction that left its post World War II "mixed economies" with more "market" and less "controls" in the mix
Keynesianism, Pennsylvania Avenue style : some economic consequences of the Employment Act of 1946 by J. Bradford De Long( Book )

14 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Employment Act of 1946 created the Council of Economic Advisers as an institution and serves as a convenient marker of a broader change in opinions: the assumption by the federal government of the role of stability the macro- economy. The magnitude of this shift should not be understated: before the Great Depression strong currents of macroeconomic theory held that stabiliza- tion policy was positively unwise. It solved problems in the present only by storing up deeper and more dangerous problems for the future. Yet as a result of the shift in opinions and sentiments marked by the 1946 Employment Act, no government since WWII has dared do anything other than let fiscal automatic stabilizers swing into action during recession. This may have been a significant force tending to moderate the post-WWII business cycle, but the bulk of the CEA's time and energy now and in the past has been devoted not to macroeconomic but to microeconomic issues. The CEA has been one of the few advocates of the public interest in allocative efficiency present in the government. The CEA has been more successful in its microeconomic role than many would have predicted ex ante. Its relative success can be traced to the staffing pattern set up by two strong early chairs Arthur Burns and Walter Heller who made sure that the CEA staff was largely composed of short-term appointees whose principal loyalties were to the discipline of economics and who were less vulnerable to the processes that block pressure for allocative efficiency in other parts of the government
"Excess volatility" and the German stock market, 1876-1990 by J. Bradford De Long( Book )

19 editions published in 1992 in English and German and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper uses long-run real price and dividends series to investigate for the German stock market the questions asked of the U.S. market by Shiller (1989). It tries to determine in what periods and to what degree the German stock market has also possessed excess volatility' in the past century. It finds no evidence of excess volatility in the pre-World War I German stock market. By contrast, there is some evidence of excess volatility in the post-World War II German stock market. The role played by the German Grosbanken in the pre-World War I stock market might be the cause of low comparative volatility of German stock indices before 1914
Between meltdown and moral hazard : the international monetary and financial policies of the Clinton administration by J. Bradford De Long( Book )

14 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We review and analyze the monetary and financial policies of the Clinton administration with a focus on the strong dollar policy, the Mexican rescue, the response to the Asian crisis, and the debate over reform of the international financial architecture. While we consider the role of ideas, interests and institutions in the formulation of policy, our emphasis here is on institutions, and specifically on how personnel and administrative arrangements allowed the Treasury department to exercise an unusually important influence in the development of these policies. This allowed a set of ideas imported by Treasury from academia and the markets to strongly influence the formulation of the international monetary and financial policies during the Clinton years
The shape of twentieth century economic history by J. Bradford De Long( Book )

14 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the twentieth century can be summarized excessively briefly in five propositions: First, that the history of the twentieth century was overwhelmingly economic history. Second, that the twentieth century saw the material wealth of humankind explode beyond all previous imagining. Third, that because of advances technology, productivity, and organization and the feelings of social dislocation and disquiet that these advances generated the twentieth century's tyrannies were the most brutal and barbaric in history. Fourth, that the twentieth century saw the relative economic gulf between different economies grow at a rapid pace. Fifth and last, the economic policy the management of their economies by governments in the twentieth century was at best inept. Little was known or learned about how to manage a market or mixed economy
Cornucopia : the pace of economic growth in the twentieth century by J. Bradford De Long( Book )

14 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is one central fact about the economic history of the twentieth century: above all, the century just past has been the century of increasing material wealth and economic productivity. No previous era and no previous economy has seen material wealth and productive potential grow at such a pace. The bulk of America's population today achieves standards of material comfort and capabilities that were beyond the reach of even the richest of previous centuries. Even lower middle-class households in relatively poor countries have today material standards of living that would make them, in many respects, the envy of the powerful and lordly of past centuries
Why does the stock market fluctuate? by Robert B Barsky( Book )

15 editions published in 1992 in English and German and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Large long-run swings in the United States stock market over the past century correspond to swings in estimates of fundamental values calculated by using a long moving average of past dividend growth to forecast future growth rates. Such a procedure would have been reasonable if investors were uncertain of the structure of the economy. and had to make forecasts of unknown and possibly-changing long-run dividend growth rates. The parameters of the stochastic process followed by dividends over the twentieth century cannot be precisely estimated even today at the century's end. Investors in the past had even less information about the dividend process. In such a context, it is difficult to see how investors can be faulted for implicitly forecasting future dividends by extrapolating past dividend growth
The world in depression, 1929-1939 by Charles P Kindleberger( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Princes and merchants : European city growth before the Industrial Revolution by J. Bradford De Long( Book )

11 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As measured by the pace of city growth in western Europe from 1000 to 1800. absolutist monarchs stunted the growth of commerce and industry. A region ruled by an absolutist prince saw its total urban population shrink by one hundred thousand people per century relative to a region without absolutist government. This might be explained by higher rates of taxation under revenue-maximizing absolutist governments than under non-absolutist governments. which care more about general economic prosperity and less about State revenue
A short note on the size of the dot-com bubble by J. Bradford De Long( )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A surprisingly large amount of commentary today marks the beginning of the dot-com bubble of the late 1990s from either the Netscape Communications initial public offering of 1995 or Alan Greenspan's "irrational exuberance" speech of 1996. We believe that this is wrong: we see little sign that the aggregate U.S. stock market was in any way in a significant bubble until 1998 or so
Equipment investment and economic growth by J. Bradford De Long( )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using data from the United Nations Comparison Project and the Penn World Table, we find that machinery and equipment investment has a strong association with growth: over l9 &)?l95 each percent of GDP invested in equipment is associated with an increase in GDP growth of 1/3 a percentage point per year. This is a much stronger association than found between growth and any of the other components of investment. A variety of considerations suggest that this association is causal, that higher equipment investment drives faster growth, and that the social return to equipment investment in well functioning market economies is on the order of 30 percent per year
The bubble of 1929 : evidence from closed-end funds by J. Bradford De Long( )

9 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Closed-end mutual funds provide one of the few cases in which economists can observe "fundamental" values directly, and compare them to market values: the fundamental value of a closed-end fund is simply the net asset value of its portfolio. We use the difference between prices and asset values of closed-end funds at the end of the 1920s as a measure of investment sentiment. In the late l920s closed-end funds sold at large premia: at the peak, they appear willing to pay 60 percent more for closed-end funds than the post-WWII norm. Such substantial overpricing of closed-end funds -- where fundamentals are known and observed -- suggests that other assets were selling at prices above fundamentals as well. The association between movements in the medium closed-end fund discount and movements in broad stock price indices leads us to conclude that the stocks making up the S & P composite were priced at least 30 percent above fundamentals in the summer of 1929
Productivity and machinery investment : a long run look, 1870-1980 by J. Bradford De Long( )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past century the long-run growth of six economies shows a strong association between investment in machinery and economic growth that holds both within and across nations and periods. A similar strong association holds for the post-world War II period for a broader cross section of nations. A number of considerations suggest that this association is causal, and that a high rate of machinery investment is a necessary prerequisite for rapid long-run productivity growth - a hypothesis also supported by narratives from the history of technology
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