John Kenneth Galbraith

John Kenneth Galbraith

Birthday1908-10-15
AgeHe is 109 years old
Birth Sign Libra (sept. 23 - oct. 22)
GenderMale
His Parents
John Kenneth Galbraith's mother's and father's name are Archibald Galbraith and Sarah Catherine Kendall
John Kenneth Galbraith's Children
He has 4 Children. Their names are James K. Galbraith and Peter W. Galbraith and J. Alan Galbraith and Douglas Galbraith.
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Who is John Kenneth Galbraith?
John Kenneth "Ken" Galbraith, OC was a Canadian and, later, American economist, public official, and diplomat, and a leading proponent of 20th-century American liberalism. His books on economic topics were bestsellers from the 1950s through the 2000s, during which time Galbraith fulfilled the role of public intellectual. As an economist, he was a Keynesian and an institutionalist. Galbraith was a long-time Harvard faculty member and stayed with Harvard University for half a century as a professor of economics. He was a prolific author and wrote four dozen books, including several novels, and published more than a thousand articles and essays on various subjects. Among his most famous works was a popular trilogy on economics, American Capitalism, The Affluent Society, and The New Industrial State. Galbraith was active in Democratic Party politics, serving in the administrations of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon B. Johnson. He served as United States Ambassador to India under the Kennedy administration. His prodigious literary output and outspokenness made him, arguably, "the best-known economist in the world" during his lifetime.
Education
He went to the following schools
  • PhD
Receives Awards
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom - 1946
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom - 2000
  • Padma Vibhushan - Literature & Education
  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Social Sciences, US & Canada - Economics
John Kenneth Galbraith's Books
  • A Tenured Professor
  • Economics and the Public Purpose
  • The Affluent Society
  • The New Industrial State
  • The Great Crash, 1929
  • American Capitalism
  • A Short History of Financial Euphoria
  • The Nature of Mass Poverty
  • Money: Whence It Came, Where It Went
  • The Scotch