Economics for an Imperfect World
Essays in Honor of Joseph E. Stiglitz
616 pp., 6 x 9 in, 42 illus.
- Published: October 24, 2003
Essays by leading economic thinkers reflecting the influence of 2001 Nobel Prize winner Joseph E. Stiglitz.
Throughout Joseph Stiglitz's long and distinguished career in economics, the focus has been on the real world, with all of its imperfections. His 2001 Nobel Prize recognized his pioneering research in imperfect information; his work in other areas, including macroeconomics, public economics, and development economics, has been just as influential. This volume, a collection of essays written to mark Stiglitz's sixtieth birthday, reflects the wide-ranging influence of "Stiglitzian" economics. The many distinguished contributors are his teachers, students, and coauthors; their participation testifies to the personal and professional impact of Joseph Stiglitz's contributions to contemporary economic thought.
Its size and scope make this remarkable volume a fitting tribute to Joe Stiglitz's remarkable career. Its astounding quality and breadth, and amazing list of authors, make it a feast for economic theorists.
Alan S. Blinder, Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics, Princeton University