Capital in the Twenty-First Century

April 24, 2014 § Leave a comment

Thomas Piketty joins two Nobel Prize winners and other scholars to discuss his book Capital in the Twenty-First Century.

The French economist Thomas Piketty (Paris School of Economics) discussed his new book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century at the Graduate Center. In this landmark work, Piketty argues that the main driver of inequality—the tendency of returns on capital to exceed the rate of economic growth—threatens to generate extreme inequalities that stir discontent and undermine democratic values. He calls for political action and policy intervention. Joseph Stiglitz (Columbia University), Paul Krugman (Princeton University), and Steven Durlauf (University of Wisconsin–Madison) participated in a panel moderated by LIS Senior Scholar Branko Milanovic. The event was introduced by LIS Director Janet Gornick, professor of political science and sociology at the Graduate Center.

Cosponsored by the Luxembourg Income Study Center and the Advanced Research Collaborative.

Joseph Stiglitz: The Price of Inequality

January 29, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Creating a Learning Society

June 29, 2013 § 1 Comment

Creating a Learning Society with Professor Joseph Stiglitz and Professor Amartya Sen, at the LSE.

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Joseph Stiglitz and Paul Krugman on the Economy

May 31, 2013 § 2 Comments

What do you get when you put two of the most well known and most widely cited economists in the world, both Nobel laureates, on stage together? A healthy dose of economic reality. Jojn Joseph Stiglitz and Paul Krugman for a conversation on the economy.

Joseph Stiglitz: The Costs of Inequality

April 16, 2013 § Leave a comment

Joseph Stiglitz lecturing for TED on The Costs of Inequality.

Joseph Stiglitz: The Price of Inequality

June 22, 2012 § Leave a comment

Democracy Now interview Joseph Stiglitz on his new book The Price of Inequality, which follows a similar theme to his Rolling Stone article Of the 1%, By the 1%, For the 1%.

Freefall: Free Markets and the Sinking of the Global Economy

October 20, 2011 § Leave a comment

Award-winning economist, Joseph Stiglitz, author of Freefall: Free Markets and the Sinking of the Global Economy, lays out not only the course of the financial crisis which began in 2007, but its underlying causes, and shows why much more radical reforms are needed than are currently being contemplated if we are to avoid similar ‘systemic’ crises in the future. Showing why the bailout has been only marginally effective and how it could have been much more so, and outlines the enormous opportunity – not yet taken – to design a new global financial architecture.

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