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- 'Globalization and its Discontents Revisited': Joseph E Stiglitz on the state of the world
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'Globalization and its Discontents Revisited': Joseph E Stiglitz on the state of the world
With Globalisation and its Discontents , economist and writer Joseph Stiglitz wrote a devastating critique of globalisation approach and its results. His work caused much discontent among those he attacked, as much for his argument as for his apparent self-righteousness. But while Stiglitz might be correct in noting the apparent rise in social and political conflict in the developing world, does he also help us understand the causes of these conflicts? Is his argumentative thrust correct in accusing the IMF of being responsible for the growing levels of conflict, or falls he instead short of the mark? In Globalisation and it Discontents , Joseph E. The term has existed for almost half a century, yet it still largely evades a universal definition. Despite many suggestions, globalisation as economic interdependency is by no means a new phenomenon; nor is it irreversible.
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Catherine's College Oxford ; Hon. Fellow Summary of scientific research I helped create a new branch of economics, "The Economics of Information", exploring the consequences of information asymmetries and pioneering such pivotal concepts as adverse selection and moral hazard, which have now become standard tools not only of theorists, but of policy analysts. I have made major contributions to macroeconomics and monetary theory, to development economics and trade theory, to public and corporate finance, to the theories of industrial organization and rural organization, and to the theories of welfare economics and of income and wealth distribution. My work has helped explain the circumstances in which markets do not work well, and how selective government intervention can improve their performance.
The book draws on Stiglitz's personal experience as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under Bill Clinton from and chief economist at the World Bank from During this period Stiglitz became disillusioned with the IMF and other international institutions, which he came to believe acted against the interests of impoverished developing countries. Behind the free market ideology there is a model, often attributed to Adam Smith , which argues that market forces—the profit motive —drive the economy to efficient outcomes as if by an invisible hand. One of the great achievements of modern economics is to show the sense in which, and the conditions under which, Smith's conclusion is correct. It turns out that these conditions are highly restrictive. Indeed, more recent advances in economic theory —ironically occurring precisely during the period of the most relentless pursuit of the Washington Consensus policies—have shown that whenever information is imperfect and markets incomplete, which is to say always, and especially in developing countries , then the invisible hand works most imperfectly.
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Globalization and Its Discontents is a book that offers readers everything that they want to know about globalization. It shows how what was meant to be a globally integrated economy that would benefit all the nations that were part of it, has actually turned out to be a highly criticized idea. All of the places where globalization has failed have voiced their feelings of discontentment, which have been steadily increasing in number too.
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