Brad DeLong

Brad DeLong

Formal First Name
James Bradford (Brad)
1960 - present

J. Bradford DeLong, an economic historian and macroeconomist, is Professor of Economics at U.C. Berkeley, Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, Weblogger at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, Chief Economist at The Blum Center for Developing Economies and a Fellow of the Institute for New Economic Thinking. An expert on international economics and finance with an impressive portfolio of academic research and public service, Brad offers global, regional and national economic overviews, informed discussion of trends in inflation, trade, currencies and other economic issues affecting business, and insights into economic policy. His current research interests include economic growth, globalization and convergence, and the economics of post WWII Europe, among others. Brad was a Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury during the Clinton administration under Lawrence Summers, where he was heavily involved in budget and trade negotiations. Today, Brad is the author of Slouching Towards Utopia: An Economic History of the Twentieth Century, and has written on the evolution and functioning of the U.S. and other nations' stock markets, the dynamics of long-run economic growth.

Professional Experience

Academic History


During Brad's tenure at the Treasury, he worked on the:

  • Clinton Administration's 1993 budget

  • Uruguay Round of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

  • North American Free Trade Agreement

  • Macroeconomic policy

  • Unsuccessful healthcare reform effort