Joseph Stiglitz

Joseph Stiglitz is an American economist and a professor at Columbia University. A recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, he is also a former senior vice-president and chief economist of the World Bank. He has been working closely with FEPS since 2009.

Lessons of the American election for Europe and the world

Despite years of disastrous economic policy, and an even more catastrophic handling of the Covid-19 crisis, US President Donald Trump received substantially more votes in 2020 than he did in 2016. His blustering in the name of America was seen as standing up for the country by these voters – and they will not go …

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Reforming tax policy: a European fight!

Reforming tax policy: a European fight!

Smart taxation: making the economy more social and environment-friendly, and ensuring compatibility with the EU single market.

Saving a broken euro

As we survey the damage from the years of crisis and recession in Europe that finally seems to be ebbing, there is a sigh of relief that the Eurozone has not fallen apart. But the return to growth is a far cry from a return to prosperity. At the current pace of “recovery,” no return …

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Inequality, wealth, and capital

Inequality has become one of the major debating points among economists—not a surprise given the large increase in inequality over the past 35 years. What are the reasons that the rich are getting richer and what impact does this have on the rest of society? What can we do about the growing inequality?  The enormous …

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