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James K. Galbraith

James K. Galbraith

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James K. Galbraith is Professor of Government and Chair in Government/Business Relations at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. From 1993-97, he served as chief technical adviser for macroeconomic reform to China’s State Planning Commission. He is the author of Inequality: What Everyone Needs to Know and Welcome to the Poisoned Chalice: The Destruction of Greece and the Future of Europe

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    Will the Productivity Revolution Be Postponed?

    Barry Eichengreen

    US President Joe Biden clearly has bet on faster productivity growth to pay for his $4.1 trillion American Jobs Plan and American Families Plan. But history suggests that any acceleration of productivity growth is likely to be delayed – perhaps by decades.

    draws a parallel between the present and the decades preceding and following the 1918-20 influenza pandemic.
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    Waking the Norwegian Green Giant

    Mariana Mazzucato & Rainer Kattel

    As one of the world's leading exporters of natural gas, Norway faces a unique challenge in a world that is increasingly moving away from fossil fuels. The country has all the financial, technological, and human resources it needs to thrive in a decarbonized future; what's missing is policy leadership.

    explain how the country can use its oil wealth to lead, rather than undermine, the clean-energy transition.
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