Written by Washington, D.C., economist Edward Brown, The Demand Side channels the diverse academic and professional experiences of the author to confront the major economic challenges of the 21st century.
Mr. Brown has policy experience working for both conservative and liberal organizations, serving as an associate at the American Enterprise Institute, researcher in President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, and economist in various governmental agencies. His private sector experience includes working as an equities research analyst at Morgan Stanley and technical analyst at Oppenheimer & Company. Edward received a B.S. in Finance and B.S. in Accounting from the University of Alabama; M.A. in Economics from Southern Methodist University; M.P.P. in Economic Policy from Brown University; and MPhil in Economic and Social History from the University of Cambridge. The opinions expressed here are solely Mr. Brown's and do not express the views or opinions of his employer.
"The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping from the old ones..." - John Maynard Keynes
"Mere parsimony is not economy. Expense, and great expense, may be an essential part in true economy." - Edmund Burke
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." - Mark Twain
"The experience of being disastrously wrong is salutary; no economist should be spared it, and few are." - John Kenneth Galbraith
"When at Davos, remember to wear earplugs; otherwise, you might hear something." - Edward Brown
When an economic outcome—positive or negative—enters the political arena, new ideas will emerge, especially those that prove ineffective, counterintuitive, or redundant. - Brown's Law