J. Bradford DeLong is a professor of economics at the University of California at Berkeley and the author of Brad DeLong's Semi-Daily Journal, one of the most respected Weblogs dealing with politics and the economy.
He is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and was deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury for economic policy for two years in the Clinton Administration. He is writing a book about the economic history of the Twentieth Century, and "trying to maintain space for social democracy in a neoliberal (or worse, neoconservative) age."
Twelve things economists need to remember to be helpful journalistic sources
COMMENTARY | June 13, 2006
In an accompanying piece to Twelve things journalists need to remember to be good economic reporters, Berkeley economics professor Brad DeLong teams up with journalism professor Susan Rasky on a quick guide for economists who talk to journalists and want to help, rather than hurt.
Twelve things journalists need to remember to be good economic reporters
COMMENTARY | June 13, 2006
Berkeley economics professor Brad DeLong teams up with journalism professor Susan Rasky on a quick guide for journalists who talk to economists and want to be in the information -- rather than disinformation -- business.
What sort of ownership society?
ASK THIS | August 30, 2004
Economist Brad DeLong says reporters should insist on getting the details of Bush's plans for an "ownership society," as mentioned by Bush in his acceptance speech but not elaborated on. The main question: Does Bush have any idea how he would actually accomplish any of these things? It's the press corps' job to find out.
Questions about health care spending
ASK THIS | July 07, 2004
Reporters should be digging deeper into some scary trends in health care financing, writes economist and blogger Brad DeLong. Fourth of a series (see previous).
Ask about rising income inequality
ASK THIS | June 21, 2004
Economics professor and blogger Brad DeLong says reporters should be asking more about the growth in American income inequality. Third of a series (see previous).
Questions about Bush's policies
ASK THIS | June 01, 2004
Economics professor and blogger Brad DeLong says reporters should be asking more about the goals of Bush administration economic policy – because the results have been abysmal. Second of a series (see the first).
Missing the story of structural change
ASK THIS | May 21, 2004
Economics professor and blogger Brad DeLong says reporters aren’t getting to the bottom of the defining economic story of the past four years: a boom in the productive potential of the economy.
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