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Joseph Stiglitz

A Nobel laureate in economics

Joseph E Stiglitz, a Nobel laureate in economics, is University Professor at Columbia University. His most recent book, co-authored with Bruce Greenwald, is 'Creating a Learning Society: A New Approach to Growth, Development, and Social Progress'.

Joseph Stiglitz
15 May 2018

Costa Rica's struggle

For all of its successes, Costa Rica faces two critical problems: a persistent, structural fiscal deficit and a gridlocked political system.

15 May 2018 1
Costa Rica's struggle
5 Feb 2018

The more they're elite...

Of all the many World Economic Forums I have attended, I come away from this year's meeting with the elite more dispirited than I ever have been.

5 Feb 2018
The more they're elite...
1 Aug 2017

Sordid taxes

The United States is a country with so many problems, especially inequality, and tax cuts for rich corporations will not solve any of them.

1 Aug 2017
Sordid taxes
4 Apr 2017

Bear vs Eagle

The West and Russia are again at odds but this time the dispute is more transparently about geopolitical power, not ideology.

4 Apr 2017
Bear vs Eagle
8 Aug 2016

New discontents

Globalisation's opponents in the third world have been joined by tens of millions in the advanced countries, writes Joseph E Stiglitz.

8 Aug 2016 1
New discontents
9 Jul 2016

Looking to the future after Brexit fallout

Digesting the full implications of the United Kingdom's "Brexit" referendum will take Britain, Europe and the world a long time. The most profound consequences will, of course, depend on the European Union's (EU) response to the UK's withdrawal.

9 Jul 2016
Looking to the future after Brexit fallout
28 Mar 2016

Another generation gap

Today's young people don't vote like their elders, because they face job insecurity for life and because they see the intergenerational unfairness.

28 Mar 2016
11 Jan 2016

TPP: Trade Pact Pathetic

The best scenario now is for parliaments to defeat the TPP and begin again to build trade pacts that don't punish the weak and benefit the powerful.

11 Jan 2016 4
12 Dec 2015

Wealth gap ushers in premature deaths

This week, Angus Deaton will receive the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics “for his analysis of consumption...

12 Dec 2015 1
Wealth gap ushers in premature deaths
4 Oct 2015

The great trans-Pacific free-trade charade

As negotiators and ministers from the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries meet in Atlanta...

4 Oct 2015 3
The great trans-Pacific free-trade charade