Barry Bosworth

Barry Bosworth holds the Robert V. Roosa Chair in International Economics at the Brookings Institution and is a senior fellow in the Economic Studies Program there. His research includes work on the determinants of economic growth in developing countries, saving, and capital formation. Barry has been a senior fellow 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; visiting lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley from 1974 to 1975; and an assistant professor at Harvard University from 1969 to 1971. Some recent publications include: The Economy of Puerto Rico: Restoring Growth (2006), with Susan Collins and Miguel A. Soto-Class; Services Productivity in the United States: New Sources of Economic Growth (2004), with Jack Triplett; “Valuing the Renminbi,” Tokyo Club Papers (2004); “The Empirics of Growth: An Update,” Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 2:2003, with Susan Collins; and “Increased Life Expectancy: A Global Perspective,” with Benjamin Keys in Henry Aaron and William Schwartz (editors), Coping With Methuselah (2003). Barry earned his Ph.D. in economics at the University of Michigan.