Joseph E. Stiglitz is Senior Fellow and Chief Economist at Roosevelt Forward and a professor at Columbia University. A recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2001) and the John Bates Clark Medal (1979), he is a former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank and a former member and chairman of the (US president’s) Council of Economic Advisers.

This brief is part 6 in a series on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Click here to view the rest of the briefs. From the rhetoric of proponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a sweeping trade and investment pact between the U.S. and 11 Asia-Pacific countries, it would be easy to conclude that the agreement is an

This brief is part 5 in a series on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Click here to view the rest of the series. Despite protests from industry lobbyists who are upset that they did not get everything they wanted, big pharmaceutical companies are some of the biggest winners in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). This supposed “free trade”

This brief is part 4 in a series on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Click here to view the rest of the briefs. With few people buying the argument that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a sweeping trade and investment agreement between the United States and 11 Pacific Rim countries, will bring more jobs and higher wages, proponents

This brief is part 3 in a series on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Click here to view the rest of the briefs. President Obama has said that “no challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change.” Yet the word “climate” is conspicuously missing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Worse, many provisions of the

This brief is part 2 of a series on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Click here to view the rest of the briefs. If the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is enacted, multinational investors will be able to sue the United States and other host country governments in private international arbitration (investor–state dispute settlement, or ISDS) when they feel

This brief is part 1 of a series on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Click here to view the rest of the briefs. While advocates promote the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as a “free trade” agreement between the United States and 11 Pacific Rim countries, the most economically significant provisions are not cuts to trade barriers. Instead, the

In this report, Roosevelt Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz explains how Federal Reserve policy affects and contributes to inequality in America. The Fed’s near singular focus on interest rates at the expense of full employment or effective regulation on the financial industry has hurt the economy and workers. America has not been doing well in either

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Inequality is a choice—one that we make with the rules we create to structure our society and economy. In this report, Roosevelt Chief Economist and Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, joined by co-authors Nell Abernathy, Adam Hersh, Susan Holmberg, and Mike Konczal, exposes the link between the rapidly rising fortunes of America’s wealthiest citizens and increasing economic

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