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  1. beyondbrics

    September 15, 2014

    Guest post: the UN is not the solution for a rogue debtor

    By Arturo Porzecanski of American University José Antonio Ocampo, a former United Nations official and co-president with...

  2. August 25, 2014

    Stiglitz endorses Salmond’s currency plans

    A Nobel Prize-winning economist has endorsed Alex Salmond’s currency plans for an independent Scotland just hours before a...

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    May 2012: Alternative Investments Spring 2012 ...
  2. The World 2012

    Confronting an age of austerity...
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  1. August 21, 2014

    Spectre of ‘lost decade’ haunting Europe

    When Nobel Prize-winner Joseph Stiglitz was asked in Germany this week if the country and its neighbours would suffer a lost...

  2. beyondbrics

    June 19, 2014

    A BRICS bank: can it outdo the World Bank?

    As a coordinated entity, the BRICS grouping of emerging markets has produced little except inspiring the name of a...

  3. April 20, 2014

    High-frequency traders: heroes or hoodlums?

    By using the emotive phrase “rigging the market” to describe the impact of high-frequency trading on stock markets, the...

  4. March 25, 2014

    Argentina wins support in ‘holdout’ creditor case

    Support for Argentina from Brazil, Mexico, France and Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz in a long-running legal dispute with...

  5. MBA blog

    February 12, 2014

    A glimpse of Davos in NYC

    Last week I attended a symposium entitled Predicting the Future of the World Economy. This initially sounds like an overly...

  6. The World

    January 24, 2014

    Davos thought: How to leave happier than when you arrived

    Matthieu Ricard (c) WEF I’ve been to happier meetings on glummer subjects than the Davos dinner I joined on Thursday about...

  7. November 3, 2013

    Sub-Saharan market: High yields fire appetite for African eurobonds

    In October 2007, Ghana became the first sub-Saharan African country outside South Africa for 30 years to issue a...

  8. May 27, 2013

    Lack of financial stimulus curbs Arab world’s growth, warns WEF

    Arab states have made little progress in tackling unemployment, consumer subsidies and other chronic problems that are...

  9. May 19, 2013

    A robust defence of India’s growth story

    Why Growth Matters: How Economic Growth In India Reduced Poverty and The Lessons For Other Developing Countries, by Jagdish...

  10. April 26, 2013

    Dissatisfied Icelanders question myth of post-crash success

    Viewed from abroad, Iceland is one of the success stories of the financial crisis. It allowed its banks to fail, let its...

  11. February 15, 2013

    All things are possible in the land of opportunity

    As events go, this was a pretty significant one. It took place on Sunday February 3, in New York. I was there along with...

  12. February 10, 2013

    Scottish minister dismisses UK report

    Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish deputy first minister, has dismissed as “incredibly arrogant” a UK government legal analysis that...

  13. October 22, 2012

    India leaves foreign investors unamused

    India has been treated over the past few days to a slightly comical corporate drama, in which a foreign multinational is for...

  14. September 11, 2012

    Andrea Miller

    Andrea Miller is a TV executive and EMBA graduate of London Business School. During her studies at LBS, she was one of two...

  15. July 17, 2012

    Hendry – ‘Bad things are going to happen’

    Hugh Hendry is lying low. The Glaswegian founder of $800m hedge fund Eclectica stepped out of the limelight last year after...

  16. July 13, 2012

    Unequal measures

    The Price of Inequality, by Joseph Stiglitz, Allen Lane, £25/WW Norton, $27.95, 448 pages For most of my writing career I...

  17. June 24, 2012

    Studies agree a vast income gap is bad for business

    Income inequality across the globe is high and rising, according to a recent report from the Organisation for Economic...

  18. April 5, 2012

    Brics bank is a fine idea whose time has come

    From Dr Mattia Romani, Prof Nicholas Stern and Prof Joseph Stiglitz. Sir, Robert Zoellick, president of the World Bank, is...

  19. March 18, 2012

    End the monopoly: let’s make it a real World Bank at last

    Robert Zoellick announced on February 17 that he would not seek a second mandate as president of the World Bank. Little has...

  20. March 16, 2012

    If you have a good idea to spur the US economy, be specific

    From Mr Giles Conway-Gordon. Sir, Instead of reiterating abstract calls for more “stimulus”, perhaps Joseph Stiglitz could...

  21. March 12, 2012

    The US labour market is still a shambles

    It is understandable, given the number of times green shoots have been seen since the downturn began in December 2007, that...

  22. February 28, 2012

    Well-being report inspired ONS work

    A report commissioned by Nicolas Sarkozy, the French president, from Joseph Stiglitz and Amartya Sen, the Nobel laureate...

  23. February 20, 2012

    Myanmar adjusts to new era of openness

    After decades of a virtual information vacuum in Myanmar, reforms set in train last year by President Thein Sein have...

  24. January 27, 2012

    A vital space to Occupy

    The other day I dropped in on a “core values workshop” at Occupy St Paul’s. This was the second time I had visited the small...

  25. January 24, 2012

    Experts share downbeat mood at forum

    Delegates heading for the World Economic Forum in Davos are in for a shock. Although the mood in financial markets has...

  26. January 24, 2012

    India: Chastened administration goes for liberalisation

    Within days of the start of this year, India introduced two big reforms. One was to open the equity markets more to foreign...

  27. January 8, 2012

    Take a pinch of strategy and blend with creativity

    When Ferran Adrià, who has been labelled the world’s greatest chef, announced the closure of his elBulli restaurant, he...

  28. December 2, 2011

    Book review: The High-Beta Rich

    Protests such as Occupy Wall Street and the demonstration outside London’s St Paul’s Cathedral have probably only...

  29. October 18, 2011

    Prize announced for painless euro death plan

    Wanted: a plan for the painless death of the euro. The reward: a quarter of a million – sterling, of course. Those in need...

  30. August 17, 2011

    Modest fiscal loosening is not a fringe proposal

    From Mr Jonathan Portes. Sir, Christine Lagarde (“Don’t let fiscal brakes stall global recovery”, August 16) argues that...

  31. FT Alphaville

    August 10, 2011

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Wednesday’s FT, Martin Sandbu: Beware the ECB’s brave new world Jean-Claude...

  32. August 9, 2011

    How to make the best of the long malaise

    The only good thing about the continuing barrage of bad economic news is that it could have been worse: all three rating...

  33. FT Alphaville

    July 21, 2011

    Pink picks

    John Gapper: The best way for Rupert Murdoch to leave There is no doubt which Murdoch family member emerged best from...

  34. FT Alphaville

    May 26, 2011

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Thursday’s FT, John Gapper: Why it is right to fight web pirates It was probably...

  35. May 25, 2011

    West must help Tunisia to nurture democracy

    In his speech on the Middle East on Thursday last week, Barack Obama rightly put a spotlight on the immense economic...

  36. April 6, 2011

    Call for a global currency is not new

    From Mr Robert Johnston. White (left) and Keynes – adversaries Sir, Joseph Stiglitz is the latest in a line of distinguished...

  37. April 5, 2011

    Monetary and budgetary issues of a bigger role for SDRs

    From Dr Richard D. Erb. Sir, Joseph Stiglitz proposes that “the global role of SDRs should be increased, both through new...

  38. April 5, 2011

    SDR won’t be something for nothing

    From Mr Tony Latter. Sir, The special drawing right can only add to the plentiful supply of currencies and financial...

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