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Created 2/21/1996
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This Is Brad De Long's Website:

Associate Professor J. Bradford De Long
Department of Economics, 601 Evans Hall
University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-3880
(510) 643-4027 phone; (510) 642-6615 fax


Who I Am:

  • A Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.
  • A Research Fellow of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
  • A Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

What's in This Website:

Including almost all of my economics articles (many of them in Adobe's .pdf format). There are shorter, occasional pieces: op-eds, comments, and book reviews. I am working on a book about the economic history of the twentieth century: Slouching Towards Utopia.

Including an .html version of my resume and my one page biography. Conferences that I have attended or will attend.

My essay on my own cognitive confusion here at the dawn of the computer age: The Shock of the Virtual..

My guess as to what the stock market will do; An alternative version that was just published in Slate.

My brother Chris De Long, my friend Sherman Robinson, and I wrote an article on the Mexican peso crisis.

Including a short assessment of the relative success of Clinton-Administration economic policy and a brief account of what I did in Washington.

In the fall of 1996 I taught:

I put a lot of work into the website for my spring 1996 undergraduate macroeconomics course, Econ 100b.

Jeff Zax's essay on being a section leader must be read by all section leaders (and by all who have section leaders)

Including an in-progress study of America's billionaires, and a survey of the economic prospects of the Pacific Rim.

To places in the web and to people I find interesting, including my favorite search engine, Digital's Alta Vista.

Including an article in praise of the Berkeley Economics Department. Gene Sperling is not an economist (he's a politician) but he deserves to be praised anyway. And John Maynard Keynes deserves a webpage of his very own.

Including site administration and other private files (that's right: private) but including an open public page on the hardware and software used to create this website and a page on the abjuration of Galileo.

  • Website Views:

In addition to this home page, a page of files of special interest, and a page that lists the files in this website, and a page of newly-created files.

Office Hours:

Fine Print:

Format: Many of the documents in this website are not directly viewable text, but are Acrobat .pdf files which require the "Acrobat Reader" program or plug-in, which you can download for free from Adobe. The use of .pdf files (instead of translating everything into .html, or using .ps.Z) may be a mistake: but .pdf virtual print drivers are better than programs that convert to .html; and I hope that by early 1996 .pdf reader plug-ins will be standard in nearly all WWW browsers.

Fair Use: This website provides you with an automated way to request individual copies of things I have written. Advantages on my side are (a) no hassle in sending it to you, and (b) no hassle in getting you to return the item when you are done--"return" is automatically performed when you clean up your temporary directory. The advantage on your side is that you get it quickly.

If you want to permanently keep a copy of anything you download from the items below, please be guided by the standard "fair use" principles (especially should you want to xerox anything for wider distribution). In cases where I hold copyright I am happy to allow you to redistribute, and even to charge to cover the costs of redistribution, subject only to the proviso that you provide a pointer back to this website and do not make lots and lots of money in the process.

However, I do not hold copyright in many cases. Documents here are copyright their respective holders.

In addition, please recognize that the computer files archived in this website are in many cases not identical to the published works, but are somewhat earlier drafts.

Home Page

Created 2/21/1996
This is
Brad De Long's Home Page

Associate Professor of Economics Brad De Long, 601 Evans
University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-3880
(510) 643-4027 phone (510) 642-6615 fax