Bernard Salanié discusses the protests in Paris.
Columbia University professor David Weinstein, an expert in international trade, said there’s some evidence that Chinese corporations may be reducing prices to absorb a fraction of the tariffs to stay more competitive in American markets, but he said consumers are paying most of it.
Just under 10 years ago, the international Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress issued its report, Mismeasuring Our Lives: Why GDP Doesn’t Add Up. The title summed it up: GDP is not a good measure of wellbeing. … Joseph E Stiglitz is a Nobel laureate in economics, university professor at Columbia University.
Economist Jeffrey Sach was interviewed in The Nation on his latest book A New Foreign Policy: Beyond American Exceptionalism, published with Columbia UP, which focuses on American international relations.
Economist Xavier Sala i Martín was interviewed in Spanish-language publication La Tercera on the irrationalities surrounding the US trade war and its impact on global markets and world economic activity.
Joseph Stiglitz is coming to Australia next week. The renowned economist and Columbia University professor has been awarded the 2018 Sydney peace prize for leading one of the defining public policy discussions of our age – the crisis caused by economic inequality. Stiglitz is credited with pioneering the concept of the “1 per cent”, the idea that the upper 1% of Americans have accumulated so much political power and wealth in recent decades…