Fellow travellers in a quest to improve lives through better policies – Joseph Stiglitz and Ángel Gurría (article)

Fellow travellers in a quest to improve lives through better policies – Joseph Stiglitz and Ángel Gurría (article)

In memory of Jan Tinbergen, KVS published a conversation between Joseph Stiglitz and Ángel Gurria moderated and edited by Eric Bartelsman and Jasper Lukkezen.

Joseph Stiglitz and Ángel Gurria seem to have a lot in common. They are both concerned about inequality and poverty, and both connect academia with policy. The way they do their work is rather different though. While Gurría and his staff provide policy recommendations directly to governments, Stiglitz relies on his academic status and his power of persuasion in presenting his view to a wider audience.

The conversation can be read here. More conversations between policy makers and academics on the memory of Tinbergen will follow in due course, as part of the KVS preadviezen bundle.