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.

October 23, 2018
October 23, 2018

People vs money in America's midterm elections

All eyes are on the United States as November's Congressional elections approach. The outcome will answer many alarming questions raised two years ago, when Donald Trump won the presidential...

September 2, 2018
September 2, 2018

The myth of 'secular stagnation'

In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, some economists argued that the United States, and perhaps the global economy, was suffering from “secular stagnation,”

August 9, 2018
August 9, 2018

The US is at risk of losing a trade war with China

What was at first a trade skirmish—with US President Donald Trump imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum—appears to be quickly morphing into a full-scale trade war with China.

April 8, 2018
April 8, 2018

Trump's trade confusion

The trade skirmish between the United States and China on steel, aluminium, and other goods is a product of US President Donald Trump's scorn for multilateral trade arrangements and the World...

March 19, 2018
March 19, 2018

When shall we overcome?

In 1967, riots erupted in cities throughout the United States, from Newark, New Jersey, to Detroit and Minneapolis in the Midwest—all two years after the Watts neighbourhood of Los Angeles exploded...

February 5, 2018
February 5, 2018

Post-Davos Depression

I have been attending the World Economic Forum's annual conference in Davos, Switzerland, where the so-called global elite convenes to discuss the world's problems, since 1995.

January 6, 2018
January 6, 2018

The US Donor Relief Act of 2017

Never has a piece of legislation labelled as both a tax cut and a reform been received with as much disapproval and derision as the bill passed by the US Congress and signed into law by President...

December 31, 2017
December 31, 2017

The global economy's risky recovery

A year ago, I predicted that the most distinctive aspect of 2017 would be uncertainty, fueled by, among other things, Donald Trump's election as president in the United States and the United...

December 12, 2017
December 12, 2017

The globalisation of our discontent

Fifteen years ago, I published Globalization and Its Discontents, a book that sought to explain why there was so much dissatisfaction with globalisation within the developing countries.

November 5, 2017
November 5, 2017

Has Trump captured the Fed?

One of the important powers of any US president is to appoint members and heads of the many agencies that are responsible for implementing the country's laws and regulations and, in many cases...