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.

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.

February 18, 2019
February 18, 2019

How can we tax footloose multinationals?

In the last few years, globalisation has come under renewed attack. Some of the criticisms may be misplaced, but one is spot on: globalisation has enabled large multinationals, like Apple, Google, and Starbucks, to avoid paying tax.

January 10, 2019
January 10, 2019

From Yellow Vests to the Green New Deal

It's old news that large segments of society have become deeply unhappy with what they see as “the establishment”, especially the political class. The “Yellow Vest” protests in France, triggered by President Emmanuel Macron's move to hike fuel taxes in the name of combating climate change, are but the latest example of the scale of this alienation.

December 5, 2018
December 5, 2018

Beyond GDP

Just under 10 years ago, the International Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress issued its report “Mismeasuring Our Lives

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 election.

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 Trade Organization, an institution that was created to adjudicate trade disputes.

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 in violence. In response, President Lyndon B Johnson appointed a commission, headed by Illinois Governor Otto Kerner, to investigate the causes and propose measures to address them.