James Galbraith is Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations and Professor of Government at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, where he directs the Inequality Project. Galbraith served in several positions on the staff of the U.S. Congress, including executive director of the Joint Economic Committee. Recently, he served as informal advisor to Yanis Varoufakis, Greek Finance Minister (February through July 2015). He has authored or co-edited six books and two textbooks, most recently The End of Normal: The Great Crisis and the Future of Growth (2014). Galbraith writes frequently for policy magazines and the general press, and is a senior scholar of the Levy Economics Institute. Galbraith also serves as chair of the Board of Economists for Peace and Security. He received an AB from Harvard University, an MA and MPhil from Yale University, and a PhD in economics from Yale University.