Creating a Learning Society: A New Approach to Growth, Development, and Social Progress

Creating a Learning Society: A New Approach to Growth, Development, and Social Progress

by Joseph E. Stiglitz, Bruce Greenwald

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ISBN-13: 9780231540629
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 10/06/2015
Series: Kenneth J. Arrow Lecture Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Joseph E. Stiglitz is University Professor at Columbia University and a member and former chair of Columbia University's Committee on Global Thought. He was the winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize for Economics. He served on President Clinton's Council of Economic Advisors, and then joined the World Bank as chief economist and senior vice president. His most recent book is The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Reader's Edition
Preface to the Original Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Part I. Creating a Learning Society: A New Approach to Growth, Development, and Social Progress: Basic Concepts and Analysis
1. The Learning Revolution
2. On the Importance of Learning
3. A Learning Economy
4. Creating a Learning Firm and a Learning Environment
5. Market Structure, Welfare, and Learning
6. The Welfare Economics of Schumpeterian Competition
7. Learning in a Closed Economy
8. The Infant-Economy Argument for Protection: Trade Policy in a Learning Environment
Part II. Policies for a Learning Society
9. The Role of Industrial and Trade Policy in Creating a Learning Society
10. Financial Policy and Creating a Learning Society
11. Macroeconomic and Investment Policies for a Learning Society
12. Intellectual Property
13. Social Transformation and the Creation of a Learning Society
14. Concluding Remarks
Notes
References
Index

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The New York Review of Books - Benjamin M. Friedman

Praise for Joseph Stiglitz:

Joseph Stiglitz is a Nobel Prize-winning economist, and he deserves to be. Over a long career, he has made incisive and highly valued contributions to the explanation of an astonishingly broad range of economic phenomena, including taxes, interest rates, consumer behavior, corporate finance, and much else. Especially among economists who are still of active working age, he ranks as a titan of the field.

Richard Nelson

If one's attention is on the economic long run and the processes involved in economic change, innovation and learning quickly can be seen as at the center of the stage. Unfortunately, for the last half century the bulk of the attention in microeconomic theorizing has been on economic statics which is blind to these variables. This book is a welcome exception.

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