Skip to main content

Joseph E. Stiglitz

Joseph E. Stiglitz

Writing for PS since 2001
337 commentaries
3 videos & podcasts

Joseph E. Stiglitz, a Nobel laureate in economics and University Professor at Columbia University, is a former chief economist of the World Bank (1997-2000), chair of the US President’s Council of Economic Advisers, and co-chair of the High-Level Commission on Carbon Prices. He is Co-Chair of the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation and was lead author of the 1995 IPCC Climate Assessment. He is the author, most recently, of The Road to Freedom: Economics and the Good Society (W. W. Norton & Company, Allen Lane, 2024).

Sort by: Show:
  1. How to Protect the World from the Next Pandemic
    byanyim7_Steve PfostNewsday RM via Getty Images_covidvaccine Steve Pfost/Newsday RM via Getty Images

    How to Protect the World from the Next Pandemic

    May 29, 2024 Winnie Byanyima & Joseph E. Stiglitz envision a global accord that applies the lessons of past health crises and includes binding commitments.

  2. Global Elections in the Shadow of Neoliberalism
    stiglitz333_ Chip SomodevillaGetty Images_bidentrump Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

    Global Elections in the Shadow of Neoliberalism

    May 1, 2024 Joseph E. Stiglitz considers what 40 years of anti-government, low-tax, deregulatory advocacy have wrought around the world.

  3. Quality Journalism Is More Important than Ever
    schiffrin10_Mark WilsonGetty Images_journalists Mark Wilson/Getty Images

    Quality Journalism Is More Important than Ever

    Apr 17, 2024 Anya Schiffrin, et al. explain how policymakers can support rigorous, objective reporting, just as they provide other public goods.

  4. A Big Defeat for Big Tech
    stiglitz331_serggnGetty Images_techregulation serggn/Getty Images

    A Big Defeat for Big Tech

    Mar 18, 2024 Joseph E. Stiglitz details how the industry tried to slip extraordinary protections against regulation into US trade agreements.

  5. The Biden Administration vs. Climate Youth
    stiglitz330_Brianna SoukupPortland Portland Press Herald via Getty Images_julianaclimate Brianna Soukup/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images

    The Biden Administration vs. Climate Youth

    Mar 13, 2024 Joseph E. Stiglitz decries US efforts to block a lawsuit demanding that policymakers consider emissions in their decisions.

Follow Joseph E. Stiglitz

Never miss a commentary by Joseph E. Stiglitz

  1. fischer217_Artur WidakNurPhoto via Getty Images_marinelepen Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

    Europe’s Future Now Lies With France

    Joschka Fischer considers what a neo-nationalist French government would mean for Europe and its place in the world.
  2. roach167_Mario TamaGetty Images_bidenprices Mario Tama/Getty Images

    The Defining Economic Issue of the US Election

    Stephen S. Roach argues that the high price level, not inflation, is weighing on voters ahead of the presidential election.
  3. tubiana18_Beata ZawrzelNurPhoto via Getty Images_EUflaggreenclimate Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images

    What Does the EU Election Mean for European Climate Policy?

    Laurence Tubiana

    Although the far right's latest electoral gains were not driven primarily by an opposition to climate policies, they will have deleterious effects on Europe's green transition over the next five years. The immediate lesson for climate campaigners is that they have a messaging problem.

    explains how green campaigners can strengthen their message to appeal to ordinary voters.
  4. bleicher1_Getty Images_digital dollar Getty Images

    The Geopolitical Imperative to Upgrade the Dollar

    Jordan Bleicher & Josh Lipsky explain how emerging technologies are facilitating efforts to challenge the greenback’s global dominance.
  5. buchholz16_Tayfun CoskunAnadolu Agency via Getty Images_food delivery Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

    Let the Giggers Fight Inflation

    Todd G. Buchholz criticizes efforts by US regulators to throttle the proliferation of independent contractors.
  6. palacio158_GAVRIIL GRIGOROVPOOLAFP via Getty Images_putinkim Gavril Grigorov/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

    The Putin-Kim Pact Is an Opportunity for the West

    Ana Palacio

    The Russia-North Korea defense pact leaves no doubt about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s determination to overthrow the existing international order. But the agreement could also strain the Kremlin’s relations with China, potentially disrupting Sino-Russian efforts to undermine Western unity.

    urges policymakers to leverage the rogue partnership to drive a wedge between Russia and China.
  7. mottley4_RIJASOLOAFP via Getty Images_madagascarflooding Rija Solo/AFP via Getty Images

    What Climate-Vulnerable Developing Countries Need Right Now

    Mia Amor Mottley & Wale Edun propose a blueprint to unlock financing and kickstart investment in adaptation and clean energy.
  8. livingston4_ KAMIL KRZACZYNSKIAFP via Getty Images_prideparade Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP via Getty Images

    Two Cheers for Identity Politics

    James Livingston argues that critics of the contemporary focus on issues of race, gender, and sexuality are ignoring history.
  9. bildt124_Omar HavanaGetty Images_EuropeanCommission Omar Havana/Getty Images

    What the Next EU Leadership Must Do

    Carl Bildt offers a broad outline of the bloc's biggest challenges following this month's European Parliament election.

Edit Newsletter Preferences

Set up Notification

To receive email updates regarding this {entity_type}, please enter your email below.

If you are not already registered, this will create a PS account for you. You should receive an activation email shortly.