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Joseph Stiglitz

How to turn 'resource curse' into blessing

New discoveries of natural resources in several African countries raise an important question: will these windfalls be a blessing that brings prosperity and hope, or a political and economic curse, as has been the case in so many countries?

Monday, 13 August, 2012, 11:14am

World Bank's new chief needs vision to reclaim global view

Can Dr Jim Yong Kim heal the World Bank or, if not, do something to alleviate the ills of a world reeling under economic and environmental pressures to which the established politicians have no answer?

30 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Rise of the pain pushers

As the pungent aroma of tear gas swirled around the Greek parliament, the government finally managed to push through a string of austerity measures demanded by its creditors. No one questions the amount of serious pain these measures will inflict, but will there really be any gain?

20 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

A true measure of quality of life

Are we happy with our quality of life? Gross domestic product seems to be growing, but most people feel that life has become a rat race.

22 Jan 2011 - 12:00am


Freefall by Joseph Stiglitz Allen Lane HK$130

10 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Virus threatens to infect eurozone and beyond

The question is whether Greece's problems will spread to other indebted eurozone countries, and what that means for the euro itself.

Germany, the richest of the euro-one nations, has problems of its own - its economy is not growing.

25 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Making Globalization Work - The Next Steps to Global Justice

Making Globalization Work - The Next Steps to Global Justice

by Joseph Stiglitz

Penguin, HK$148

14 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

IMF got Asia-crisis diagnosis wrong

The Asian economic downturn may have been longer and deeper than necessary due to a misguided diagnosis of the situation by the International Monetary Fund, according to the former World Bank chief economist Joseph Stiglitz.

19 May 2000 - 12:00am

Wheels on fire

Is it the car or the road? The question comes from an image used by the World Bank's senior vice-president, Joseph Stiglitz, who says that if a car comes off the road once, you may blame the driver but when car after car leaves the road at the same corner, maybe it is the road that is at fault. The cars in question are the economies that have run into trouble, from Thailand to Brazil.

4 Feb 1999 - 12:00am