Joseph Stiglitz (pictured) and Piketty will serve on a panel that will also include David Blanchflower, a former member of the BOE’s Monetary Policy Committee and labor-market economist who’s been vocal in his criticism of British central-bank policy and the UK’s Conservative government. (Photograph: Aidan Crawley)

UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn recruited Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz and wealth and inequality expert Thomas Piketty to advise his (...)

‘Greece is more right than its critics. One doesn’t have to agree with the politics of the far-left in Greece to vindicate the integrity of the economic case they bring to the table.’ Above,  Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras walks in front of European flags after he participated in a bilateral meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on the sidelines of the EU meetings in Brussels on  June 11th, 2015. Photograph: AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert

The narrative of the euro zone crisis, the epicentre of which is Greece, has been airbrushed. Germany’s insistence that the 2012 bailout programme is (...)

Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel prize-winning economist and professor of economics at Columbia University,. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Joseph Stiglitz hankers after old heroes: Teddy Roosevelt, who broke up John D Rockefeller’s Standard Oil at the end of the Gilded Age in the United S(...)

Economist Joseph Stiglitz: ‘Trade did lead to more inequality.’ Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The battle to stop the proposed European Union-United States trade agreement is the first step to halt growing inequality in major western countrie(...)

Greece’s giving up the euro would be “really serious” for Europe, Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz said. “If Germany and the rest of Europe refuses to c(...)

Experiences: when you’re biking “you’re really focusing, and that is hugely satisfying”, says James Wallman. Photograph: Daniel Milchev/Stone/Getty

As anyone with a Facebook page knows, as they scroll through other people’s family outings, kitesurfing adventures and faraway sunsets, “experience” i(...)

US Senator Carl Levin has introduced two bills aimed at preventing US firms from merging with a foreign company to avoid paying taxes. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Every loophole has its lover. That’s why, despite the furore that has erupted over American companies adopting foreign headquarters to reduce their(...)

Thomas Piketty’s  “Capital in the 21st Century” has fuelled fierce debates about inequality. Photograph: Ed Alcock/New York Times service

It is one of the unlikeliest bestsellers in memory – a 685-page tome full of historical census and tax data and literary allusions to the likes(...)

Joseph Stiglitz; argues that inequality is inefficient. Photograph: Eric Luke Staff Photographer

The usefulness of reports such as the one released on Tuesday by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, (...)

Joseph Stiglitz: said it was a “deep mistake” to bail out the bondholders

Ireland is facing a lost decade as a result of the troika bailout, Nobel prize-winner Joseph Stiglitz said, as the country neared the end of its bailo(...)