Joseph E. Stiglitz was Chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers 1995-7 and Chief Economist at the World Bank 1997-2000. He is currently University Professor at Columbia University, teaching in the Department of Economics, the School of International and Public Affairs, and the Graduate School of Business. He is also the Chief Economist of the Roosevelt Institute and a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society and the British Academy. He won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2001 and is the bestselling author of Globalization and Its Discontents, The Roaring Nineties, Making Globalization Work, Freefall, The Price of Inequality and The Great Divide, all published by Penguin.
Original, hard-hitting ... Much more than a demolition job. These chapters are full of constructive proposals -- Martin Sandbu Financial Times Highly readable ... passionately written ... this important book will unnerve millions Sunday Telegraph Stiglitz could hardly have timed The Euro better ... one of those economists with a rare ability to help readers understand complex ideas -- Philip Aldrick The Times Coolly analytical ... he is surely right: without a radical overhaul of its workings, the Euro seems all but certain to fail Economist