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Brad DeLong
Professor of Economics
U.C. Berkeley

A (perhaps more complete) list of book reviews I have written can be found here.

J. Bradford DeLong, "Review of William Easterly (2001), The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists' Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics"; what a look back at the history of attempts to jump-start economic development tells us...

J. Bradford DeLong, "Review of H.N. Turteltaub (2001), Over the Wine-Dark Sea: A Sea Adventure of the Ancient World (New York: Forge: 0312876602)"; the focus of the book is not on the development of a character, or on some decisive event in an individual's or a civilization's history, but on the threads and character of daily life in the late fourth-century B.C. Mediterranean.

J. Bradford DeLong, "Review of Barbara Ehrenreich, Nickel and Dimed"; her blindness to what I see as the effect of government leads her into political naivete...

J. Bradford DeLong, "Review of Richard Evans, Lying About Hitler"; in Evans's view a "holocaust denier" clearly loses his or her historian's license, but what about lesser offenses against wie es eigentlich gewesen?...

J. Bradford DeLong, "Review of Alan Furst, Dark Star"; probably the best espionage novel I have ever read--and a very nice work of interwar history too...

J. Bradford DeLong, "Review of Robert Skidelsky on John Maynard Keynes, vols. I and II"; the best biography I have read this decade...

J. Bradford DeLong, "Review of Mark Mazower (1998), Dark Continent: Europe's Twentieth Century (New York: Knopf: 0679438092)." A good book to remind us just how lucky we are that twentieth century European history has had a happy ending...

J. Bradford DeLong, "Review of Robert Skidelsky (2000), John Maynard Keynes: Fighting for Britain (London: Macmillan: 0333604563)."

J. Bradford DeLong, "Review of Rudiger Dornbusch (2000), Keys to Prosperity: Free Markets, Sound Money, and a Bit of Luck (Cambridge: MIT Press: 0262041812)." Forty-nine essays by Rudi Dornbusch. Well-written, well-argued, taking a definite point of view: Rudi Dornbusch is the antiparticle to the "on the one hand, on the other hand" economist.

J. Bradford DeLong, "Review of Michael Waldman (2000), POTUS Speaks: Finding the Words that Defined the Clinton Presidency (New York: Simon and Schuster: 0743200209)." One of the best "insider" books on the Clinton presidency I have read. Yet strangely it caused my hackles to rise. It's the natural opposition between economists and speechwriters...

J. Bradford DeLong, "Review of Haynes Johnson and David Broder (1997), The System (Boston: Little Brown: 0317111457)." A couple of very good political journalists (but not policy analysts) recount the story of the death of health care reform in 1993-1994.

J. Bradford DeLong, "Review of Paul Krugman, The Accidental Theorist" The best collection of essays on economics and economic policy today by one of our finest Masters of Thought...

J. Bradford DeLong, "Review of David Brooks, Bobos in Paradise" Why Americans who will never go near a glacier wear $500 hiking boots...

J. Bradford DeLong, "Review of Robert Wright, Non Zero."

J. Bradford DeLong, "Review of Erik Tarloff's Face Time."

J. Bradford DeLong, "China's Advocate: A Review of Ken Pomeranz's The Great Divergence."

J. Bradford DeLong, "Review of Jared Diamond, Guns, Germs, and Steel."

J. Bradford DeLong, "Review of Joseph Williams, Style: Toward Clarity and Grace."

J. Bradford DeLong, "Review of Charles Petzold, Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software."

A. Michael Froomkin and J. Bradford DeLong, "Review of Charles Ferguson, High Stakes, No Prisoners"

J. Bradford DeLong, "Review of Lewis Lapham, The Agony of Mammon"

J. Bradford DeLong, "Review of Greg Mitchell (1998), Tricky Dick and the Pink Lady: Richard Nixon vs. Helen Gahagan Douglas--Sexual Politics and the Red Scare, 1950 ."

J. Bradford DeLong, "Review of Lawrence Lindsey, Economic Puppetmasters: Lessons from the Halls of Power."

J. Bradford DeLong, "Review of Joseph Stiglitz book proposal: The Economic Role of the State."

J. Bradford DeLong, "Review of Paul Krugman, The Return of Depression Economics."

J. Bradford DeLong, "Review of Pierre Bourdieu, Acts of Resistance: Against the Tyranny of the Market"

J. Bradford DeLong, "'Globalization' and 'Neoliberalism': A Review Essay," Chronicle of Higher Education (forthcoming).

J. Bradford DeLong, "Review of Eugene Steuerle et al., The Government We Deserve"

J. Bradford DeLong, "Review of Michael Hiltzik, Dealers of Lightning"

J. Bradford DeLong, "Review of Marc Trachtenberg, A Constructed Peace: The Making of the European Settlement, 1945-1963"

J. Bradford DeLong, "Review of Cusumano and Yoffee, Competing on Internet Time"

J. Bradford DeLong, "Review of Dani Rodrik, Has Globalization Gone too Far?"

J. Bradford DeLong, "Review of Shapiro and Varian, Information Rules, and Kelly, New Rules for the New Economy."

J. Bradford DeLong, "Review of James Scott's Seeing Like a State"

J. Bradford DeLong, "Thinking About Wealth and Poverty: A Review of David S. Landes: The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Others So Poor?"

J. Bradford DeLong, "Review of David Brin's The Transparent Society"

J. Bradford DeLong, "Review of Edward Wolff's Book Proposal: Productivity Convergence: Theory and Evidence."

J. Bradford DeLong, "Review of Walter LaFeber's The Clash: U.S.-Japanese Relations Throughout History" (New York: W.W. Norton, 1997).

J. Bradford DeLong, "Marginal Notes on O'Rourke and Williamson's forthcoming Globalization and History: The Evolution of a 19th Century Atlantic Economy ".

J. Bradford DeLong, "Richard Easterlin, Growth Triumphant: The Twenty-First Century in Historical Perspective," Journal of Economic Literature.

J. Bradford DeLong, "Review of Akira Iriye's The Origins of the Second World War in Asia and in the Pacific (New York: Longman, 1987)."

J.Bradford DeLong, "Review of Douglas Irwin's Against the Tide," EH-Net <>.

J. Bradford DeLong, "It Doesn't Work: A Review of Vedder and Galloway's Out of Work: Unemployment and Government in Twentieth-Century America.," in Critical Review: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Politics and Society, forthcoming.

J. Bradford DeLong, "Review of Sherry Turkle's Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1995)"

J. Bradford DeLong, "Thoughts on Robin Blackburn, ed., After the Fall: The Failure of Communism and the Future of Socialism (London: Verso, 1991)"

J. Bradford DeLong, "Review of Daniel Cohen's The Misfortunes of Prosperity," in the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Regional Review 7:1 (Winter 1997), pp. 25-6.

J. Bradford DeLong, "Review of Elizabeth L. Eisenstein, The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe (Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 1983)

J. Bradford DeLong, "Review of Privatizing Russia, by Maxim Boycko, Andrei Shleifer, and Robert Vishny (Cambridge, MA: M.I.T. Press, 1995)"

J. Bradford DeLong, "Review of The Sinews of Power: War, Money, and the English State, 1688-1783, by John Brewer (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1990)"

J. Bradford DeLong, "Review of Edward N. Wolff, Top Heavy: A Study of the Increasing Inequality of Wealth in the United States (New York: Twentieth Century Fund, 1995)"

J. Bradford DeLong, "Review of John Maynard Keynes, A Tract on Monetary Reform (London: Macmillan, 1924)"

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