Robert J. Barro


About Robert J. Barro - Paul M. Warburg Professor of Economics at Harvard University :

Robert J. Barro is the Paul M. Warburg Professor of Economics at Harvard University,  a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.. He is a uniquely qualified keynote speaker on trends and the future of finance and economics.

Barro is co-editor of Harvard’s Quarterly Journal of Economics and has been President of the Western Economic Association and Vice President of the American Economic Association. He was a viewpoint columnist for Business Week from 1998 to 2006 and a contributing editor of The Wall Street Journal from 1991 to 1998. He has written extensively on macroeconomics and economic growth.

Recent research involves rare macroeconomic disasters, corporate tax reform, religion & economy, empirical determinants of economic growth, and economic effects of public debt and budget deficits. Recent books include Religion and Economy (forthcoming with Rachel McCleary), Economic Growth (2nd edition, with Xavier Sala-i-Martin), Nothing Is Sacred: Economic Ideas for the New Millennium, Determinants of Economic Growth, and Getting It Right: Markets and Choices in a Free Society.

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Suggested Speaking Topics:

  • Recent and historical financial and macroeconomic crises
  • Fiscal-stimulus packages and related fiscal policies
  • Recent and historical monetary policies
  • Long-run economic growth

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