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People, Power, and Profits - Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent (Hardcover): Joseph Stiglitz People, Power, and Profits - Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent (Hardcover)
Joseph Stiglitz 1
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From Nobel Prize-winning economist and bestselling author Joseph Stiglitz, this account of the dangers of free market fundamentalism reveals what has gone so wrong, but also shows us a way out. We all have the sense that our economy tilts toward big business, but as Joseph E. Stiglitz explains in People, Power and Profits, a few corporations have come to dominate entire sectors, contributing to skyrocketing inequality and slow growth. This is how the financial industry has managed to write its own regulations, tech companies have accumulated reams of personal data with little oversight, and government has negotiated trade deals that fail to represent the best interests of workers. Too many have made their wealth through exploitation of others rather than through wealth creation. If something isn't done, new technologies may make matters worse, increasing inequality and unemployment. Stiglitz identifies the true sources of wealth and increases in standards of living, based on learning, advances in science and technology, and the rule of law. He shows that the assault on the judiciary, universities, and the media undermines the very institutions that have long been the foundation of economic prosperity and democracy. Helpless though we may feel today, we are far from powerless. In fact, the economic solutions are often quite clear. We need to exploit the benefits of markets while taming their excesses, making sure that markets work for people and not the other way around. If enough rally behind this agenda for change, we can create a progressive capitalism that will recreate a shared prosperity. Stiglitz shows how a decent middle-class life can once again be attainable by all.

Principles of Microeconomics (Paperback, Fourth Edition): Josephe Stiglitz, Carl E Walsh Principles of Microeconomics (Paperback, Fourth Edition)
Josephe Stiglitz, Carl E Walsh
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Co-written by Joseph Stiglitz, winner of the Nobel Prize for his research on imperfect markets, and Carl E. Walsh, one of the leading monetary economists in the field, Principles of Microeconomics is the most modern and accurate text available.

The Euro - And its Threat to the Future of Europe (Paperback): Joseph Stiglitz The Euro - And its Threat to the Future of Europe (Paperback)
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Can the Euro be saved? Should it be? Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz dismantles the prevailing consensus around what ails Europe - arguing that economic stagnation is a direct result of the Euro's flawed birth, demolishing the champions of austerity and offering solutions that can rescue the continent from further devastation. 'Stiglitz could hardly have timed The Euro better ... one of those economists with a rare ability to help readers understand complex ideas' Philip Aldrick, The Times 'Original, hard-hitting ... Much more than a demolition job. These chapters are full of constructive proposals' Martin Sandbu, Financial Times 'Terrific and clarifying' Peter Goodman, The New York Times 'Coolly analytical ... he is surely right: without a radical overhaul of its workings, the Euro seems all but certain to fail' Economist

Globalization and Its Discontents (Paperback): Joseph Stiglitz Globalization and Its Discontents (Paperback)
Joseph Stiglitz
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**Over 1 million copies sold worldwide** MAJOR NEW EDITION From Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, Globalization and its Discontents is the bestselling expose of the all-powerful organizations that control our lives. Joseph Stiglitz's landmark book lifted the lid on how globalization was hurting those it was meant to help. Many of its predictions came true, and it became a touchstone in the debate. This major new edition looks afresh at the continuing mismanagement of globalization, and how it has led to our current political and economic discontents. Globalization can still be a force for good, Stiglitz argues. But the balance of power has to change. Here he offers real, tough solutions for the future. 'A massively important political as well as economic document ... we should listen to him urgently' Will Hutton, Guardian 'Stiglitz is a rare breed, an heretical economist who has ruffled the self-satisfied global establishment that once fed him. Globalization and its Discontents declares war on the entire Washington financial and economic establishment' Ian Fraser, Sunday Herald 'Gripping ... this landmark book shows him to be a worthy successor to Keynes' Robin Blackburn, Independent

The Great Divide (Paperback): Joseph Stiglitz The Great Divide (Paperback)
Joseph Stiglitz 1
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Why has inequality increased in the Western world - and what can we do about it? In The Great Divide, Joseph E. Stiglitz expands on the diagnosis he offered in his best-selling book The Price of Inequality and suggests ways to counter this growing problem. With his characteristic blend of clarity and passion, Stiglitz argues that inequality is a choice - the cumulative result of unjust policies and misguided priorities. In these essays, articles and reflections, Stiglitz fully exposes the inequality - from its dimensions and its causes to its consequences for the world - that is afflicting America and other Western countries in thrall to neoliberalism. From Reagan-era policies to the Great Recession and its long aftermath, Stiglitz delves into the processes and irresponsible policies - deregulation, tax cuts for the rich, the corruption of the political process - that are leaving many people further and further behind and turning the dream of a socially mobile society into an ever more unachievable myth. With formidable yet accessible economic insight, he urges us to embrace real solutions: increasing taxes on corporations and the wealthy; investing in education, science, and infrastructure; helping homeowners instead of banks; and, most importantly, doing more to restore the economy to full employment. Stiglitz's analysis reaches beyond America - the inequality leader of the developed world - to draw lessons from Scandinavia, Singapore, and Japan, and he argues against the tide of unnecessary, destructive austerity that is sweeping across Europe. Ultimately, Stiglitz believes our choice is not between growth and fairness; with the right policies, we can choose both.

Confronting Inequality - How Societies Can Choose Inclusive Growth (Paperback): Jonathan D. Ostry, Prakash Loungani, Andrew Berg Confronting Inequality - How Societies Can Choose Inclusive Growth (Paperback)
Jonathan D. Ostry, Prakash Loungani, Andrew Berg; Foreword by Josephe Stiglitz
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Inequality has drastically increased in many countries around the globe over the past three decades. The widening gap between the very rich and everyone else is often portrayed as an unexpected outcome or as the tradeoff we must accept to achieve economic growth. In this book, three International Monetary Fund economists show that this increase in inequality has in fact been a political choice--and explain what policies we should choose instead to achieve a more inclusive economy. Jonathan D. Ostry, Prakash Loungani, and Andrew Berg demonstrate that the extent of inequality depends on the policies governments choose--such as whether to let capital move unhindered across national boundaries, how much austerity to impose, and how much to deregulate markets. While these policies do often confer growth benefits, they have also been responsible for much of the increase in inequality. The book also shows that inequality leads to weaker economic performance and proposes alternative policies capable of delivering more inclusive growth. In addition to improving access to health care and quality education, they call for redistribution from the rich to the poor and present evidence showing that redistribution does not hurt growth. Accessible to scholars across disciplines as well as to students and policy makers, Confronting Inequality is a rigorous and empirically rich book that is crucial for a time when many fear a new Gilded Age.

The Price of Inequality (Paperback): Joseph Stiglitz The Price of Inequality (Paperback)
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Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz explains why we are experiencing such destructively high levels of inequality - and why this is not inevitable The top 1 percent have the best houses, the best educations, the best doctors, and the best lifestyles, but there is one thing that money doesn't seem to have bought: an understanding that their fate is bound up with how the other 99 percent live. Throughout history, this is something that the top 1 percent eventually do learn - too late. In this timely book, Joseph Stiglitz identifies three major causes of our predicament: that markets don't work the way they are supposed to (being neither efficient nor stable); how political systems fail to correct the shortcomings of the market; and how our current economic and political systems are fundamentally unfair. He focuses chiefly on the gross inequality to which these systems give rise, but also explains how inextricably interlinked they are. Providing evidence that investment - not austerity - is vital for productivity, and offering realistic solutions for levelling the playing field and increasing social mobility, Stiglitz argues that reform of our economic and political systems is not just fairer, but is the only way to make markets work as they really should. Joseph Stiglitz was Chief Economist at the World Bank until January 2000. He is currently University Professor of the Columbia Business School and Chair of the Management Board and Director of Graduate Summer Programs, Brooks World Poverty Institute, University of Manchester. He won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2001 and is the best-selling author of Globalization and Its Discontents, The Roaring Nineties, Making Globalization Work and Freefall, all published by Penguin.

The Quest for Security - Protection Without Protectionism and the Challenge of Global Governance (Hardcover): Josephe Stiglitz,... The Quest for Security - Protection Without Protectionism and the Challenge of Global Governance (Hardcover)
Josephe Stiglitz, Mary Kaldor
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The essays in this collection boldly confront the quest for security arising out of the social, economic, environmental, and political crises and transformations of our century. Joseph E. Stiglitz and Mary Kaldor begin with an expansive, balanced analysis of the global landscape and the factors contributing to the growth of insecurity. While earlier studies have touched on how globalization has increased economic insecurity and how geopolitical changes may have contributed to military insecurity, this volume looks for some common threads: in a globalized world without a global government, with a system of global governance not up to the tasks, how do we achieve security without looking inward and stepping back from globalization? In each of their areas of expertise, contributors seek answers to questions about how we achieve protection of those people who are most insecure without resorting to economic, military, or mafia protectionism. Some have suggested that the turmoil in the eurozone proves the deficiencies in the welfare state.This book argues that the superior performance of the Scandinavian countries arises from their superior systems of social protection, which allow their citizens to undertake greater risk and more actively participate in globalization. Others suggest that we can address terrorism or transnational crimes through the strengthening of borders or long distance wars. This book develops the proposition that such approaches have the opposite effect and that only through spreading the kind of human security experienced in well-ordered societies can these dangers be managed. This book also examines how these global changes play out not only in the relations among countries and the management of globalization but at every level of our society -- most importantly in our cities, especially with increasing urbanization. It explores the potential for cities to effectively ensure personal security, promote political participation, and protect the environment.

People, Power, and Profits - Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent (Hardcover): Josephe Stiglitz People, Power, and Profits - Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent (Hardcover)
Josephe Stiglitz
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We all have the sense that the American economy-and its government-tilts toward big business, but as Joseph E. Stiglitz explains in his new book, People, Power, and Profits, the situation is dire. A few corporations have come to dominate entire sectors of the economy, contributing to skyrocketing inequality and slow growth. This is how the financial industry has managed to write its own regulations, tech companies have accumulated reams of personal data with little oversight, and our government has negotiated trade deals that fail to represent the best interests of workers. Too many have made their wealth through exploitation of others rather than through wealth creation. If something isn't done, new technologies may make matters worse, increasing inequality and unemployment. Stiglitz identifies the true sources of wealth and of increases in standards of living, based on learning, advances in science and technology, and the rule of law. He shows that the assault on the judiciary, universities, and the media undermines the very institutions that have long been the foundation of America's economic might and its democracy. Helpless though we may feel today, we are far from powerless. In fact, the economic solutions are often quite clear. We need to exploit the benefits of markets while taming their excesses, making sure that markets work for us-the U.S. citizens-and not the other way around. If enough citizens rally behind the agenda for change outlined in this book, it may not be too late to create a progressive capitalism that will recreate a shared prosperity. Stiglitz shows how a middle-class life can once again be attainable by all. An authoritative account of the predictable dangers of free market fundamentalism and the foundations of progressive capitalism, People, Power, and Profits shows us an America in crisis, but also lights a path through this challenging time.

Fire in the Blood (DVD): Dylan Mohan Gray, Ashutosh Phatak, Jay Jay Odedra, Desmond Tutu, Joseph Stiglitz, Bill Clinton, Yusuf... Fire in the Blood (DVD)
Dylan Mohan Gray, Ashutosh Phatak, Jay Jay Odedra, Desmond Tutu, Joseph Stiglitz, … 1
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Documentary film from Dylan Mohan Gray telling the story of how Western governments and pharmaceutical companies may have contributed to the deaths of more than ten million Africans suffering from AIDS during the 1990s by blocking access to low-cost medicine. With contributions from the likes of Desmond Tutu, Bill Clinton and Joseph Stiglitz, the film puts the spotlight on companies who are often accused of putting profit over human lives and offers them the opportunity to respond.

Contemporary Issues in Macroeconomics - Lessons from The Crisis and Beyond (Paperback, 1st ed. 2015): Josephe Stiglitz, Martin... Contemporary Issues in Macroeconomics - Lessons from The Crisis and Beyond (Paperback, 1st ed. 2015)
Josephe Stiglitz, Martin Guzman
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In this edited collection, Joseph Stiglitz and Martin Guzman present a series of studies on contemporary macroeconomic issues. The book discusses a set of key lessons for macroeconomic theory following the recent global financial crisis and explores unconventional monetary policy in a post-crisis world. This volume is divided into five parts. The introduction includes keynote speeches by the Governors of the Bank of Japan and Central Bank of Jordan. Part one focuses on macroeconomic theory for understanding macroeconomic fluctuations and crises. Part two addresses the issue of the measurement of wealth. Part three discusses macroeconomic policies in times of crises. Finally, part four focuses on central banking and monetary policy.

Freefall - Free Markets and the Sinking of the Global Economy (Paperback): Joseph Stiglitz Freefall - Free Markets and the Sinking of the Global Economy (Paperback)
Joseph Stiglitz
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Out of the crisis of our times, Joseph Stiglitz's Freefall: Free Markets and the Sinking of the Global Economy is a convincing, coherent and humane account that goes to the heart of how we run our societies. When the world economy went into freefall, so too did our unquestioning faith in markets. But what happens now? Are bailouts and stern lectures enough, or do we need a rethink of our entire financial system? This acclaimed and inspiring book, by one of the world's leading economic thinkers, dissects the flawed ideas that led to the credit crunch, but also looks to the future. Drawing on his years spent shaping policy at the World Bank, Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz shows why far more radical reforms are needed to avoid future crises, why the cost of recovery should be borne by the financial sector, and how we now have the opportunity to create a new global economic order. 'Bang on the money ... unafraid to ask tough questions ... we need more of his ilk' Will Hutton, Observer 'A brilliant analysis ... always enthralling' Martin Jacomb, Spectator Business 'A powerful new book' Devin Leonard, The New York Times 'A seer of almost Keynesian proportions ... this is Joe Stiglitz's victory lap' Michael Hirsh, Newsweek Joseph Stiglitz was Chief Economist at the World Bank until January 2000. He is currently University Professor of the Columbia Business School and Chair of the Management Board and Director of Graduate Summer Programs, Brooks World Poverty Institute, University of Manchester. He won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2001 and is the author of the best-selling Globalization and Its Discontents, Making Globalization Work, The Roaring Nineties and The Price of Inequality, all published by Penguin.

Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy - An Agenda for Growth and Shared Prosperity (Paperback): Josephe Stiglitz Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy - An Agenda for Growth and Shared Prosperity (Paperback)
Josephe Stiglitz
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Inequality is a choice. The United States bills itself as the land of opportunity, a place where anyone can achieve success and a better life through hard work and determination. But the facts tell a different story-the U.S. today lags behind most other developed nations in measures of inequality and economic mobility. For decades, wages have stagnated for the majority of workers while economic gains have disproportionately gone to the top one percent. Education, housing and health care-essential ingredients for individual success-are growing ever more expensive. Deeply rooted structural discrimination continues to hold down women and people of colour, and more than one-fifth of all American children now live in poverty. These trends are on track to become even worse in the future. Some economists claim that today's bleak conditions are inevitable consequences of market outcomes, globalisation and technological progress. If we want greater equality, they argue, we have to sacrifice growth. This is simply not true. American inequality is the result of misguided structural rules that actually constrict economic growth. We have stripped away worker protections and family support systems, created a tax system that rewards short-term gains over long-term investment, offered a de facto public safety net to too-big-to-fail financial institutions, and chosen monetary and fiscal policies that promote wealth over full employment.

Economics (Paperback, Fourth International Student Edition): Josephe Stiglitz, Carl E Walsh Economics (Paperback, Fourth International Student Edition)
Josephe Stiglitz, Carl E Walsh
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For the Fourth Edition of this innovative text, 2001 Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz again joins forces with one of the world's top monetary economists, Carl E. Walsh, who brings both macroeconomic expertise and teaching savvy to the project. Together, Stiglitz and Walsh thoroughly integrate contemporary economics into the traditional curriculum. Highlights of the new edition are the continued unsurpassed coverage of the economics of information and imperfect markets, and the emphasis on the critical role of capital markets in the macro economy.
Stiglitz and Walsh embrace the information revolution as an opportunity to revitalize the presentation of economics by linking fundamental concepts and basic models to examples in the "new economy."

The Economists' Voice 2.0 - The Financial Crisis, Health Care Reform, and More (Hardcover, New): Aaron S Edlin, Josephe... The Economists' Voice 2.0 - The Financial Crisis, Health Care Reform, and More (Hardcover, New)
Aaron S Edlin, Josephe Stiglitz
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"The Economists' Voice: Top Economists Take On Today's Problems" featured a core collection of accessible, timely essays on the challenges facing today's global markets and financial institutions. "The Economists' Voice 2.0: The Financial Crisis, Health Care Reform, and More" is the next installment in this popular series, gathering together the strongest essays published in "The Economist's Voice," a nonpartisan online journal, so that students and general readers can gain a deeper understanding of the financial developments shaping their world.

This collection contains thirty-two essays written by academics, economists, presidential advisors, legal specialists, researchers, consultants, and policy makers. They tackle the plain economics and architecture of health care reform, its implications for society and the future of the health insurance industry, and the value of the health insurance subsidies and exchanges built into the law. They consider the effects of financial regulatory reform, the possibilities for ratings reform, and the issue of limiting bankers' pay. An objective examination of the financial crisis and bank bailouts results in two indispensable essays on investment banking regulation after Bear Stearns and the positives and negatives of the Paulson/Bernanke bailout. Contributors weigh the merits of future rescues and suggest alternative strategies for addressing the next financial crisis. A final section examines a unique array of topics: the stability of pension security bonds; the value of a carbon tax, especially in fostering economic and environmental sustainability; the counterintuitive perils of net neutrality; the unforeseen consequences of government debt; the meaning of the Google book search settlement; and the unexploited possibilities for profit in NFL overtime games.

Making Globalization Work - The Next Steps to Global Justice (Paperback): Joseph Stiglitz Making Globalization Work - The Next Steps to Global Justice (Paperback)
Joseph Stiglitz
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From Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz, Making Globalization Work gives real, concrete ways to deal with third world debt, make trade fair and tackle global warming. In Globalization and its Discontents Joseph Stiglitz changed the views of the public and world leaders alike by showing why globalization doesn't work for the world's poor. In this bold, ambitious follow-up, Stiglitz shows how powerful organizations such as the UN, the IMF and the World Bank can be made to consider everyone's interests. Stiglitz examines how change has occurred rapidly over the past four years, proposing solutions and looking to the future. He puts forward radical new solutions to the seemingly intractable international problems which we face - in forms that are more likely to be accepted both by the US and the developing world than previous proposals. Another world is possible, he argues, and is not only morally right, but of benefit to us all. 'Passionate, engaging ... he speaks from the heart as well as the head' Independent 'The man with a mission to save the poor ... offers a wealth of ideas for global reform' The Times 'A searing critique of conventional wisdom' Newsweek 'An excellent book ... a lodestar for those who want to achieve a different and better world' Guardian Joseph Stiglitz is one of the world's best-known economists. He was Chief Economist at the World Bank until January 2000. Before that he was Chairman of President Clinton's Council of Economic Advisers. He is currently Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia University. He won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2001 and is the author of the bestselling Globalization and Its Discontents and The Roaring Nineties, both published by Penguin.

The Quality of Growth in Africa (Hardcover): Akbar Noman, Josephe Stiglitz, Ravi Kanbur The Quality of Growth in Africa (Hardcover)
Akbar Noman, Josephe Stiglitz, Ravi Kanbur
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Selected Works of Joseph E. Stiglitz - Volume III: Rethinking Microeconomics (Hardcover): Josephe Stiglitz Selected Works of Joseph E. Stiglitz - Volume III: Rethinking Microeconomics (Hardcover)
Josephe Stiglitz
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This is the third volume in a new, definitive, six-volume edition of the works of Joseph Stiglitz, one of today's most distinguished and controversial economists. Stiglitz was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2001 for his work on asymmetric information and is widely acknowledged as one of the pioneers in the field of modern information economics and more generally for his contributions to microeconomics. Volume III contains a selection of Joseph E. Stiglitz's work on microeconomics. It questions well-established tenets, including many that are so fundamental they are almost taken for granted, covering basic concepts of risk and markets; the management of risk; the theory of the firm; the economics of organization; and theory of human behaviour. Stiglitz reflects on his work and the field more generally throughout the volume by including substantial original introductions to the Selected Works, the volume as a whole, and each part within the volume.

Creating a Learning Society - A New Approach to Growth, Development, and Social Progress (Paperback, Reader's Edition):... Creating a Learning Society - A New Approach to Growth, Development, and Social Progress (Paperback, Reader's Edition)
Josephe Stiglitz, Bruce C. Greenwald; As told to Philippe Aghion, Kenneth Arrow, Robert Solow, … 1
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Since its publication Creating a Learning Society has served as an effective tool for those who advocate government policies to advance science and technology. It shows persuasively how enormous increases in our standard of living have been the result of learning how to learn, and it explains how advanced and developing countries alike can model a new learning economy on this example. Creating a Learning Society: Reader's Edition uses accessible language to focus on the work's central message and policy prescriptions. As the book makes clear, creating a learning society requires good governmental policy in trade, industry, intellectual property, and other important areas. The text's central thesis-that every policy affects learning-is critical for governments unaware of the innovative ways they can propel their economies forward.

The Economists' Voice 2.0 - The Financial Crisis, Health Care Reform, and More (Paperback): Aaron S Edlin, Josephe Stiglitz The Economists' Voice 2.0 - The Financial Crisis, Health Care Reform, and More (Paperback)
Aaron S Edlin, Josephe Stiglitz
R370 R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Save R74 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"The Economists' Voice: Top Economists Take On Today's Problems" featured a core collection of accessible, timely essays on the challenges facing today's global markets and financial institutions. "The Economists' Voice 2.0: The Financial Crisis, Health Care Reform, and More" is the next installment in this popular series, gathering together the strongest essays published in "The Economist's Voice," a nonpartisan online journal, so that students and general readers can gain a deeper understanding of the financial developments shaping their world.

This collection contains thirty-two essays written by academics, economists, presidential advisors, legal specialists, researchers, consultants, and policy makers. They tackle the plain economics and architecture of health care reform, its implications for society and the future of the health insurance industry, and the value of the health insurance subsidies and exchanges built into the law. They consider the effects of financial regulatory reform, the possibilities for ratings reform, and the issue of limiting bankers' pay. An objective examination of the financial crisis and bank bailouts results in two indispensable essays on investment banking regulation after Bear Stearns and the positives and negatives of the Paulson/Bernanke bailout. Contributors weigh the merits of future rescues and suggest alternative strategies for addressing the next financial crisis. A final section examines a unique array of topics: the stability of pension security bonds; the value of a carbon tax, especially in fostering economic and environmental sustainability; the counterintuitive perils of net neutrality; the unforeseen consequences of government debt; the meaning of the Google book search settlement; and the unexploited possibilities for profit in NFL overtime games.

Lectures on Public Economics - Updated Edition (Hardcover, Revised edition): Anthony B. Atkinson, Josephe Stiglitz Lectures on Public Economics - Updated Edition (Hardcover, Revised edition)
Anthony B. Atkinson, Josephe Stiglitz; Introduction by Anthony B. Atkinson, Josephe Stiglitz
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This classic introduction to public finance remains the best advanced-level textbook on the subject ever written. First published in 1980, Lectures on Public Economics still tops reading lists at many leading universities despite the fact that the book has been out of print for years. This new edition makes it readily available again to a new generation of students and practitioners in public economics. The lectures presented here examine the behavioral responses of households and firms to tax changes. Topics include the effects of taxation on labor supply, savings, risk-taking, the firm, debt, and economic growth. The book then delves into normative questions such as the design of tax systems, optimal taxation, public sector pricing, and public goods, including local public goods. Written by two of the world's preeminent economists, this edition of Lectures on Public Economics features a new introduction by Anthony Atkinson and Joseph Stiglitz that discusses the latest developments in the field and areas for future research. * The definitive advanced-level textbook on public economics* Examines the effects of taxation on households and firms* Covers tax system design, optimal taxation, public sector pricing, and more* Includes suggestions for further reading* Additional resources available online

The Global Macro Economy and Finance (Paperback): Franklin Allen, Masahiko Aoki, Nobuhiro Kiyotaki The Global Macro Economy and Finance (Paperback)
Franklin Allen, Masahiko Aoki, Nobuhiro Kiyotaki; Edited by Roger Gordon, Jean-Paul Fitoussi, …
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This volume explores the measurement of economic and social progress in our societies, and proposes new frameworks to integrate economic dimensions with other aspects of human well-being. Leading economists analyse the light that the recent crisis has shed on the global economic architecture, and the policies needed to address these systemic risks.

The Welfare State Revisited (Hardcover): Jose Antonio Ocampo, Josephe Stiglitz The Welfare State Revisited (Hardcover)
Jose Antonio Ocampo, Josephe Stiglitz
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The welfare state has been under attack for decades, but now more than ever there is a need for strong social protection systems--the best tools we have to combat inequality, support social justice, and even improve economic performance. In this book, Jos Antonio Ocampo and Joseph E. Stiglitz bring together distinguished contributors to examine the global variations of social programs and make the case for a redesigned twenty-first-century welfare state. The Welfare State Revisited takes on major debates about social well-being, considering the merits of universal versus targeted policies; responses to market failures; integrating welfare and economic development; and how welfare states around the world have changed since the neoliberal turn. Contributors offer prescriptions for how to respond to the demands generated by demographic changes, the changing role of the family, new features of labor markets, the challenges of aging societies, and technological change. They consider how strengthening or weakening social protection programs affects inequality, suggesting ways to facilitate the spread of effective welfare states throughout the world, especially in developing countries. Presenting new insights into the functions the welfare state can fulfill and how to design a more efficient and more equitable system, The Welfare State Revisited is essential reading on the most discussed issues in social welfare today.

The Economists' Voice - Top Economists Take On Today's Problems (Paperback, revised edition): Aaron S Edlin, Josephe... The Economists' Voice - Top Economists Take On Today's Problems (Paperback, revised edition)
Aaron S Edlin, Josephe Stiglitz, J.Bradford DeLong
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In this valuable resource, more than thirty of the world's top economists offer innovative policy ideas and insightful commentary on our most pressing economic issues, such as global warming, the global economy, government spending, Social Security, tax reform, real estate, and political and social policy, including an extensive look at the economics of capital punishment, welfare reform, and the recent presidential elections.

Contributors are Nobel Prize winners, former presidential advisers, well-respected columnists, academics, and practitioners from across the political spectrum. Joseph E. Stiglitz takes a hard look at the high cost of the Iraq War; Nobel Laureates Kenneth Arrow, Thomas Schelling, and Stiglitz provide insight and advice on global warming; Paul Krugman demystifies Social Security; Bradford DeLong presents divergent views on the coming dollar crisis; Diana Farrell reconsiders the impact of U.S. offshoring; Michael J. Boskin distinguishes what is "sense" and what is "nonsense" in discussions of federal deficits and debt; and Ronald I. McKinnon points out the consequences of the deindustrialization of America.

Additional essays question whether welfare reform was successful and explore the economic consequences of global warming and the rebuilding of New Orleans. They describe how a simple switch in auto insurance policy could benefit the environment; unravel the dangers of an unchecked housing bubble; and investigate the mishandling of the lending institutions Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. Balancing empirical data with economic theory, "The Economists' Voice" proves that the unique perspective of the economist is a vital one for understanding today's world.

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What Have We Learned? - Macroeconomic Policy after the Crisis (Paperback): George A. Akerlof, Olivier Blanchard, David H Romer,... What Have We Learned? - Macroeconomic Policy after the Crisis (Paperback)
George A. Akerlof, Olivier Blanchard, David H Romer, Josephe Stiglitz
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Top economists consider how to conduct policy in a world where previous beliefs have been shattered by the recent financial and economic crises. Since 2008, economic policymakers and researchers have occupied a brave new economic world. Previous consensuses have been upended, former assumptions have been cast into doubt, and new approaches have yet to stand the test of time. Policymakers have been forced to improvise and researchers to rethink basic theory. George Akerlof, Nobel Laureate and one of this volume's editors, compares the crisis to a cat stuck in a tree, afraid to move. In April 2013, the International Monetary Fund brought together leading economists and economic policymakers to discuss the slowly emerging contours of the macroeconomic future. This book offers their combined insights. The editors and contributors-who include the Nobel Laureate and bestselling author Joseph Stiglitz, Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen, and the former Governor of the Bank of Israel Stanley Fischer-consider the lessons learned from the crisis and its aftermath. They discuss, among other things, post-crisis questions about the traditional policy focus on inflation; macroprudential tools (which focus on the stability of the entire financial system rather than of individual firms) and their effectiveness; fiscal stimulus, public debt, and fiscal consolidation; and exchange rate arrangements.

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