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.

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.

January 19, 2020
January 19, 2020

The truth about the Trump economy

As the world’s business elites trek to Davos for their annual gathering, people should be asking a simple question: have they overcome their infatuation with US President Donald Trump?

December 27, 2019
December 27, 2019

Argentina’s bright young hope

Judging by his appointment of a first-rate economist to his cabinet as Minister of Economy, Argentina’s new president, Alberto Fernández, is off to a good start in confronting his country’s economic problems.

December 12, 2019
December 12, 2019

Is Growth Passé?

It’s clear: we are living beyond our planet’s limits. Unless we change something, the consequences will be dire. Should that something be our exclusive focus on economic growth?

August 29, 2019
August 29, 2019

Is stakeholder capitalism really back?

For four decades, the prevailing doctrine in the United States has been that corporations should maximise shareholder value—meaning profits and share prices—here and now, come what may, regardless of the consequences to workers, customers, suppliers, and

June 1, 2019
June 1, 2019

After Neoliberalism

What kind of economic system is most conducive to human wellbeing? That question has come to define the current era, because, after 40 years of neoliberalism in the United States and other advanced economies, we know what doesn’t work.

April 11, 2019
April 11, 2019

Trump's most worrisome legacy

Kirstjen Nielsen's forced resignation as US Secretary of Homeland Security is no reason to celebrate. Yes, she presided over the forced separation of families at the US border, notoriously housing young children in wire cages.