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Joseph E. Stiglitz

Joseph Stiglitz

Joseph E. Stiglitz is a Nobel laureate economist 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.

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The US Could Lose the New Cold War With China and Russia

Other countries will not want to ally themselves with a power that rests on increasingly uncertain economic, social, and political foundations.

Joseph Stiglitz ·


Economic Shock Therapy for Neoliberals

Neoliberalism has failed yet another test and must finally be replaced by a new economic vision based on new values.

Joseph Stiglitz ·


The IMF's New Agreement With Argentina Has Potential to Be a Game Changer

After long pushing failed belt-tightening policies, the International Monetary Fund has agreed to a deal that will allow Argentina's government to pursue a pro-growth strategy.

Joseph Stiglitz ·


Across-the-Board Rate Hike by the Fed Is a Cure Worse Than the Disease

Although it is anyone's guess what will happen next with inflation, the data show that there is no reason to react rashly with large across-the-board interest-rate hikes. The economy is working through an unprecedented transition that could ultimately be a boon for workers; but only if policymakers let the process play out.

Joseph Stiglitz ·


Argentina's Economic Success in the Face of Covid-19

Thanks to the current government’s policies to strengthen the real economy, the country has been enjoying a remarkable recovery despite the pandemic.

Joseph Stiglitz ·


Does Brazil Proposal Hold Key to Ending Big Pharma's Stranglehold on Covid-19 Vaccines?

A proposal for the World Trade Organization to waive intellectual-property rights on pandemic-related pharmaceuticals is still languishing, owing to opposition from rich countries whose companies are reaping monopoly profits. Fortunately, a public-health bill in Brazil points the way to a promising bottom-up solution.

Joseph Stiglitz ·


Global Pandemic Will Rage Until WTO Approves Vaccine Patent Waiver

The WTO must not postpone this decision. It needs to call an online meeting of its General Council and adopt the waiver this week.

Joseph Stiglitz ·


The Worst Instincts at the Very Wrong Time: Fed Chair Jerome Powell Must Go

On all of the defining issues of the moment, US Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell has shown that his instincts are out of step with what the country needs. In deciding whom to appoint to the position next, US President Joe Biden must not be swayed by clichés about bipartisanship and continuity.

Joseph Stiglitz ·

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