Barry Bosworth

  • Brookings Institution

Barry Bosworth holds the Robert V. Roosa Chair in International Economics at the Brookings Institution and is a senior fellow in the Economic Studies and the Global Economy and Development programs there. His research includes work on the determinants of economic growth in developing countries, saving, and capital formation. Barry has been a senior fellow at Brookings since 1979 and served as a research associate prior to that, from 1971 to 1977. He was director of the President’s Council on Wage and Price Stability from 1977 to 1979; prior to that he was a visiting lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley and an assistant professor at Harvard University. Some recent publications include: The Economy of Puerto Rico: Restoring Growth (2006), with Susan Collins and Miguel A. Soto-Class, and Services Productivity in the United States: New Sources of Economic Growth (2004), with Jack Triplett. Barry partners with the Forum on the Brookings Higher Education Economics Forum, launched in 2008. He presented his work at the Forum’s 2004 Aspen Symposium on “A Jobless Recovery? Off-Shoring of Jobs vs. Productivity Growth at Home.” Barry earned his Ph.D. in economics at the University of Michigan.