Skip to main content

Sign up for our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values. Direct to your inbox.

Joseph E. Stiglitz

Joseph Stiglitz

Joseph E. Stiglitz is University Professor at Columbia University. His most recent book is "Measuring What Counts: The Global Movement for Well-Being" (2019). Among his many other books, he is the author of "The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future" (2013), "Globalization and Its Discontents" (2003), "Free Fall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy" (2010), and (with co-author Linda Bilmes) "The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Costs of the Iraq Conflict" (2008). He received the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2001 for research on the economics of information.

Articles by this author


Vaccine Mandates and Patent Waivers for the Common Good

In a pandemic, one person's actions affect the well-being of others. And whenever there are such externalities, the well-being of society requires collective action: regulations to restrict socially harmful behavior and to promote socially beneficial behavior.

Joseph Stiglitz ·

Those Peddling Inflation Fears Should Not Be Heeded

Far from signaling the return of significant inflation, temporary price increases are exactly what one would expect in a recovery following an economic shutdown.

Joseph Stiglitz ·

Big Pharma Greed Will Prolong Pandemic—If We Don't Fight Back

The Covid-19 vaccines have been developed by scientists from all over the world, thanks to basic science supported by numerous governments. We must not let drug companies put profits ahead of lives.

Joseph Stiglitz ·

Any Delay in Ensuring the Greatest Availability of Vaccines Worldwide Is Morally Wrong and Foolish

Waiving intellectual property rights so developing countries could produce more vaccines would make a big difference in reaching global herd immunity.

Joseph Stiglitz ·

Dear President Biden, A WTO Waiver Is Vital and Necessary

At the current pace, many countries will be left waiting until at least 2024 to achieve mass Covid-19 immunization.

Helen Clark ·

Rich Countries Can—And Should—Help the Rest of the World With Vaccines and Debt Relief

Political leaders in the developed world must recognize that no one is safe until everyone is safe, and that a healthy global economy is not possible without a strong recovery everywhere.

Michael Spence ·

'Global Minimum Tax on Multinationals': An Open Letter to Joe Biden on International Corporate Taxation

For too long, international institutions have failed to address one of the most toxic aspects of globalization: tax avoidance and evasion by multinational corporations.

José Antonio Ocampo ·

Congress Must Pass Biden's Relief Package or Risk an Anemic and Devastatingly Incomplete Recovery

To do anything less than what Biden has proposed would be irresponsible and reckless.

Joseph Stiglitz ·

Sign up for our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values. Direct to your inbox.

Support our work.

We are independent, non-profit, advertising-free and 100% reader supported.

Subscribe to our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values.
Direct to your inbox.

Subscribe to our Newsletter.

Common Dreams, Inc. Founded 1997. Registered 501(c3) Non-Profit | Privacy Policy
Common Dreams Logo