Is Joseph Stiglitz worth reading?? Suggestions please.

Discussion in 'Economics' started by jueco2005, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. I know little about this economist.

    However maybe some of his books are worth reading.

    I would love if you have any suggestions or comments about his economic positions.

    Thank you.
  2. moarla


  3. I really don’t know what his position is. I am interested because he has made major criticism against IMF and FED.

    Thanks for the Mises thing.

    They are number 1 explaining the true role money has in the economy; inflation and currency manipulation. TRULY awesome.

    On the other hand they are a bunch of crazy extremist’s libertarians.

    I guess that's why no one takes them seriously.
  4. Samsara


    <i>Globalization and Its Discontents</i> is a solid work.

    Stiglitz is good particularly for his research into the ill effects the "Washington Consensus" and imprudent neoliberal policy had on developing nations.
  5. Will take a look at it.

    Has he made any interesting work about the US economy in particular?? About this recession & causes??
  6. Samsara


    I think I read somewhere that he was working on something to that effect, but not sure. Most I've seen on the recent recession have been columns he wrote. He is leftist, so you can imagine what his proscription would be.

    He's also chair (I believe) of the SIPA program at Columbia. Definitely a fan of his work.