Saturday, February 13, 2016

Joseph E. Stiglitz

Joseph E. Stiglitz, recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2001 and the John Bates Clark Medal in 1979, is University Professor at Columbia University, Co-Chair of the High-Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress at the OECD, and Chief Economist of the Roosevelt Institute. A former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank and chair of the US president’s Council of Economic Advisers under Bill Clinton, in 2000 he founded the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, a think tank on international development based at Columbia University. His most recent book is Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy.

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Bridge in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Economics 17

Argentina’s Uncertain Prospects

Argentina's new government inherits a country on the brink of a balance-of-payments crisis. Its challenge will be to restore macroeconomic balance without undermining the social and economic gains tha… read more

Rooftop in China
Economics 12

China’s Bumpy New Normal

Too often, the debate about China’s economy has been dominated by naive proposals for supply-side reform and criticism of the demand-side measures adopted after the 2008 global financial crisis. But, … read more

Shopkeeper in Sri Lanka
Culture & Society 2

Sri Lanka’s Rebirth

Sri Lanka deserves praise for the progress it has made since the end of the war against the separatist Tamil Tigers in 2009, not least for nurturing representative political institutions. But the coun… read more

Collection of globes
Economics 18

The New Geo-Economics

Last year was a memorable one for the world economy. Not only was it one of the most disappointing in a long time; more important, it brought profound changes – both for better and for worse – in glob… read more

Large slum, poor living conditions.
Economics 62

When Inequality Kills

This week, Angus Deaton will deservedly receive the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics “for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare.” Soon after the award was announced in October, Deaton pub… read more

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