Robert Barro

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Professor of Economics at Harvard University, Robert Barro offers invaluable expertise for financial and business organizations with his widely respected insights into the behavior of the Federal Reserve and how government and private markets reacting to the worldwide recession.

Barro has an unparalleled grasp on all the most important financial issues, and his opinions on federal stimulus, financial regulation, European Union and the competition with Asia are frequently featured in The Wall Street Journal (where he has been a contributing editor), the Economist, Bloomberg, and BusinessWeek (where he has been a viewpoint columnist).

In addition to his Harvard post, Barro is also a senior fellow of the Hoover Institution of Stanford University, a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a visiting scholar at American Enterprise Institute. He has been president of the Western Economic Association and is co-editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics.

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    The man who dared suggest higher taxes were the solution.

    ROBERT BARRO, one of the word′s foremost economists, is an influential thinker on fiscal stability and government policy. He is an especially valuable speaker for financial and business organizations.

    Robert J. Barro is widely respected for his insights into the role of the government and private markets in the current recession, and the behavior of the Federal Reserve. His views on the federal stimulus package, financial regulation, the troubles besetting the European Union, and the intensifying competition with Asia often appear in in the Wall Street Journal, where he served as contributing editor, the Economist, Bloomberg, and BusinessWeek, where he has been a viewpoint columnist.

    Barro is a Professor of Economics at Harvard University, a senior fellow of the Hoover Institution of Stanford University, a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a visiting scholar at American Enterprise Institute. He is also co-editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics and served as President of the Western Economic Association.

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Robert Barro can apply his unrivaled economic expertise to many subjects. Suggested topics for your event include an overview of past financial crises and how their lessons may be applied to the future, the influence of financial stimulus packages, and what disasters may be lurking in the future in reality and which ones are illusory.

Suggested Speaking Topics:

  • Not All Economic Disasters Are the Same : What Lessons from the Past Financial Crises Should be Applied to the Future
  • The Runaway Stimulus: Pros, Cons, and the Likely Effects of Fiscal Spending Packages
  • Disasters Waiting to Happen: What We Should Really Be Worrying About, and What We Shouldn′t

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Books by Robert Barro:

    Costs and Benefits of Economic Integration in Asia

    After financial disaster, the world′s economy is changing drastically, and Asia will play a pivotal role in how these changes occur. Costs & Benefits of Economic Integration in Asia is an essential reference on the controversy and consensus on economic integration, and how it will influence individual Asian countries, the region as a whole, and the world, for decades to come.

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    Economic Growth / Edition 2

    This graduate level text on economic growth surveys neoclassical and more recent growth theories, stressing their empirical implications and the relation of theory to data and evidence. The authors have undertaken a major revision for the long-awaited second edition of this widely used text, the first modern textbook devoted to growth theory. The book has been expanded in many areas and incorporates the latest research.

    After an introductory discussion of economic growth, the book examines neoclassical growth theories, from Solow-Swan in the 1950s and Cass-Koopmans in the 1960s to more recent refinements; this is followed by a discussion of extensions to the model, with expanded treatment in this edition of heterogenity of households. The book then turns to endogenous growth theory,discussing, among other topics, models of endogenous technological progress (with an expanded discussion in this edition of the role of outside competition in the growth process), technological diffusion, and an endogenous determination of labor supply and population.

    The authors then explain the essentials of growth accounting and apply this framework to endogenous growth models. The final chapters cover empirical analysis of regions and empirical evidence on economic growth for a broad panel of countries from 1960 to 2000. The updated treatment of cross-country growth regressions for this edition uses the new Summers-Heston data set on world income distribution compiled through 2000.

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    Nothing is Sacred: Economic Ideas for the New Millennium

    Since the 1970s, Robert Barro′s academic research has significantly influenced macroeconomic theory. For more than a decade, his writing has also enlivened the pages of publications such as the Wall Street Journal and Business Week. In Nothing Is Sacred, Barro applies his well-honed free market arguments to a remarkably diverse range of issues. These include global problems such as growth and debt, as well as social issues such as the predictive value of SAT scores, drug legalization, the economics of beauty, and the relationship between abortion rights and crime reduction.

    The book opens with a series of essays on famous economists,past and present, and other prominent figures whose work has economic implications,including Joe DiMaggio and Bono. In the book′s second part, Barro discusses the economics of social issues. In the third part, he considers democracy, growth, and international policy, and in the final part he examines fiscal policy, monetary policy, and the macroeconomy. Throughout, he shows that even the most widely held beliefs are not sacred truths but are open to analysis.

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