Davos: This year, the World Economic Forum was once again haunted by the question of wealth inequality.  REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

As the sun went down on another World Economic Forum, and the last helicopter left the skies over Davos, debate had already begun about the purpose o(...)

Enda Kenny was told by Nobel prizewinning economist Joseph Stiglitz that “among the countries that had austerity, you did the best”

It has been a disappointing Davos for Enda watchers this year. Maybe it’s the change of scenery or the proximity to world leaders or the comforting r(...)

Enda Kenny in Davos yesterday: the 90-minute debate on “rebooting the global economy” was not his natural territory, as the discussion delved into the nuances of labour patterns and emerging market developments. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

It was a case of back to school for Enda Kenny as he took his seat in the Alpine High School in Davos yesterday. It was a far cry from last year when (...)

British prime minister David Cameron speaks during a special session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

British prime minister David Cameron has increased pressure on his European counterparts to come up with a deal to keep Britain in the EU as he warned(...)

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(...)