Reduce Inequality, Increase Economic Growth

A Conversation with Joseph Stiglitz

20 pages

March, 2015

ISBN: 9781479804269




Joseph Stiglitz is a recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2001) and the John Bates Clark Medal (1979). He is University Professor of Columbia University and also chairs the University of Manchester's Brooks World Poverty Institute. He is the author of many books, most recently The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future.

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Shari Spiegel is a senior economic affairs officer for the UN's World Economic and Social Survey Team. She is the coauthor and coeditor of several books and articles on capital and financial markets, debt, and macroeconomics.

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Joseph Stiglitz, winner of the Nobel Prize for Economics, discusses the state of the world’s economy in this interview, offering policy interventions to better serve society’s economic needs. Pointing to a grave failure of modern macroeconomic theory to predict the financial crisis, Stiglitz calls for new economic models from within the field to build a framework that maximizes individual capacity and advances society’s interests.