Joseph E Stiglitz

Nobel laureate in economics, and Professor at Columbia University. His most recent book, co-authored with Bruce Greenwald, is Creating a Learning Society: A New Approach to Growth, Development, and Social Progress.

How to protect the world from the next pandemic

“History teaches us that the next pandemic is a matter of when, not if,” warned World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus earlier this year.

3w ago

How climate agreements and trade measures go together

Rather than focusing on international conferences like COP, we should direct our energies towards negotiating agreements that can achieve progress in narrow, but crucial, economic sectors.

4m ago

Fixing global economic governance

Rarely have the shortcomings of world leaders and existing institutional arrangements been so glaringly obvious.

8m ago

Inequality and democracy

Should we be surprised that so many people view the growing concentration of wealth with suspicion, or that they believe the system is rigged?

9m ago

Double standards of Western industrial policy

US President Joe Biden’s administration should be commended for its open rejection of two core neoliberal assumptions.

1y ago

No confidence in the Fed

The aftershocks of the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), while seemingly fading, are still reverberating around the world.

1y ago

Who stands for freedom?

We desperately need free markets, but that means, above all, markets that are free from the stranglehold of monopoly and monopsony.

1y ago

How not to fight inflation

Anyone with any faith in the market economy knew that the supply issues would be resolved eventually; but no one could possibly know when.

1y ago
October 20, 2022
October 20, 2022

Wars aren’t won with peacetime economies

Politically, the G7 and like-minded countries around the world have adopted a war footing to stop Russian aggression.

June 25, 2022
June 25, 2022

How the US could lose the new cold war

The United States appears to have entered a new cold war with both China and Russia.

June 3, 2022
June 3, 2022

Getting Deglobalisation Right

The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) first meeting in more than two years was markedly different from the many previous Davos conferences.

March 10, 2022
March 10, 2022

IMF’s Unfinished Business

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is showing promising signs of changing with the times.

January 17, 2022
January 17, 2022

Argentina’s Covid Miracle

Although Covid-19 has been hard on everyone, it has not been an “equal opportunity” disease.

December 5, 2021
December 5, 2021

Brazil’s pioneering solution to vaccine shortages

The World Trade Organization was supposed to meet this week to consider a proposal that has been languishing for the past year:

September 30, 2021
September 30, 2021

A coup attempt at the IMF

Moves are afoot to replace or at least greatly weaken Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) since 2019.

August 29, 2021
August 29, 2021

Getting finance onside for climate

The world has finally awoken to the existential imperative of securing a rapid transition to a green economy.

January 3, 2021
January 3, 2021

How Biden can restore multilateralism unilaterally

There is so much to celebrate with the new year. The arrival of safe, effective Covid-19 vaccines means that there is light at the end of the pandemic tunnel (though the next few months will be horrific). Equally important, America’s mendacious, incompetent, mean-spirited president will be replaced by his polar opposite: a man of decency, honesty, and professionalism.

February 3, 2020
February 3, 2020

Has Davos Man Changed?

This year marked the 50th anniversary of the World Economic Forum’s flagship meeting of the world’s business and political elites in Davos, Switzerland. Much has changed since my first Davos in 1995.

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