I don’t generally post on these conversations (or even read them very much, really), but this one has a particularly good cast. I’ll be following it closely.
This week at Cafe, Paul Krugman is joining us to talk about his new book The Return Of Depression Era Economics And The Crisis of 2008 — a revised version of his 1999 book. The first version focused on Asia and Latin America– this one turns its gaze on our current economic troubles and America.
Paul’s first post will be up shortly, and he’ll introduce the discussion. In the meantime, check out his Nobel Prize lecture, which he recently delivered in Stockholm on December 8th.
We’ve roped in a great group of economists to discuss with Paul all week: Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, and assistant professor of economics at Bucknell University; Brad DeLong, professor of economics at UC Berkeley, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Treasury in the Clinton Administration; Robert Reich, professor at UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy, and former U.S. Secretary of Labor from 1993 to 1997; Dana Chasin, Senior Policy Advisor at OMB Watch; Jo-Ann Mort, the founder and CEO of ChangeCommunications, Randall Wray, professor of economics and research director at the Center for Full Employment and Price Stability at the University of Missouri-Kansas City; Mark Thoma, associate professor of economics at the University of Oregon; and Susan Feiner, professor of economics and women’s and gender Studies at the University of Southern Maine.
Update: the first installment.