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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.

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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 ·


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 ·

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