Brad DeLong, PhD, is a professor of economics and the Blum Center Economics Director at U.C. Berkeley. He is also an acclaimed web blogger at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, and a fellow of the Institute for New Economic Thinking. He received his B.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University and joined UC Berkeley as an associate professor in 1993 – becoming a full professor in 1997.
DeLong served in the U.S. government as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy from 1993 to 1995 and worked on the Clinton Administration’s 1993 budget. Before joining the Treasury Department, DeLong was a Danziger Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Harvard University. He has also been a John M. Olin Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, an Assistant Professor of Economics at Boston University, and a Lecturer in the Department of Economics at M.I.T. DeLong is perhaps best known for his 2012 paper “Fiscal Policy in a Depressed Economy”—a work that has played a major part in persuading the Biden Administration to ‘go big’. He is also well known for, “The Scary Debate Over Secular Stagnation”, which expounds on top concerns from economists like John A. Hobson, Alvin Hansen and Larry Summers.