Web conference with James Galbraith

As part of our critical economics series, we’ll be speaking to Professor James Galbraith.

James K. Galbraith holds the Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair of Government/Business Relations at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, the University of Texas at Austin, and a professorship in Government. His most recent book, “Inequality and Instability: A Study of the World Economy Just Before the Great Crisis,” was published in March, 2012 by Oxford University Press. He is the author in all of seven books and several hundred scholarly and policy articles.

Galbraith holds degrees from Harvard and Yale (Ph.D. in Economics, 1981). He studied economics as a Marshall Scholar at King’s College, Cambridge, and served on the staff of the U.S. Congress, including as Executive Director of the Joint Economic Committee in the early 1980s.

Galbraith’s recent research has focused on the measurement and understanding of inequality in the world economy, and on the financial crisis. He is a Senior Scholar with the Levy Economics Institute, and Chair of the Board of Economists for Peace and Security, an international association of professional economists. He held a Fulbright Distinguished Visiting Lectureship in China in the summer of 2001, and was named a Carnegie Scholar in 2003. In 2010 he was elected to the Lincean Academy.

Please join us and put your questions to Professor Galbraith.

Date: 5 February 2013

Time: 10:30 am Austin, Texas (Central Time)

4:30 pm UK time (GMT)

Joining instructions:

On the right side of the home page there is a box called Web Conference, with a drop down list of meeting rooms. Select the meeting called “James Galbraith”.

Type in your name, and password 123.

Click ‘Join’, and you will be redirected to the web conference.

A window will pop up asking permission to use your web cam and microphone, as well as the opportunity to choose devices and edit preferences. Allow, and click ‘join audio’. If possible, use a head set, as computer speakers can cause feedback.

Your web cam won’t come on automatically. There is a camera icon in the top left hand corner of the screen. If you click that a video window will open with a ‘play’ button at the bottom. If you click that your video will go live.

If you don’t have a web cam and mic, you can still participate by typing questions into the chat box.

You can ask questions by typing them in the chat area to the right of the screen, or by clicking the hand icon.

Please join us – we look forward to speaking to you.


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