Globalization and Its Discontents

Globalization and Its Discontents by Joseph E. Stiglitz was published in 2002 and has become a very prominent book in the globalization debate. The success of the book has two reasons, the first being the author himself. The U.S. American Joseph E. Stiglitz (born 1943) is a very well-known economist, public intellectual, and policy adviser in a global, academic, and political context. First of all, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for economics in 2001 (jointly with George A. Akerlof and Michael Spence) for his work on markets and information, especially on the asymmetry of information. Stiglitz has worked at a number of prestigious universities (Princeton, Yale, and Stanford Universities among others), he was the economic chief adviser of U.S. president Bill Clinton (till ...

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