Talk:Joseph Stiglitz

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Heard elsewhere[edit]

Stiglitz's article. It seemed fine though it could use more info on his theoretical contributions (he also did stuff on efficiency wages) and some things could be phrased better. Will try to do something. As an aside, usually he isn't considered a Post-Keynesian economist but a New-Keynesian economist (I know, all these labels are annoying). I guess he did some post-Keynesian type work back in the 60's but he's mostly considered to be in the mainstream these days.

Just a small issue[edit]

In the introduction it states that Stiglitz is a critic of globalization. This is slightly misleading as he has often stated that globalization can be a force for good, but it highly critical of the management/manipulation of globalization by developed nations and international organizations, such as the IMF, World Bank, WTO, etc. Perhaps I am being picky, but I believe this comment could make Stiglitz seem like an 'anti-globalizationist'. What do ye think? daithi81 'Spontaneous order is the result of human action but not of human design' (talk) 20:35, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

@'Spontaneous order is the result of human action but not of human design' If the article gives this impression somewhere, it needs to be fixed.Lbertolotti (talk) 21:42, 18 June 2015 (UTC)

Bloggers as external links?[edit]

Someone's added their rant about the Iraq war in the 'external links' section. That is far from an official source of information for anything, and has extremely questionable relevance to the rest of the article. Random guy's disagreement with an economist shouldn't be placed near links to more official sources of information - we all have opinions but that isn't the place to put them.

Totally agree with the above. I took it out, because it was a link to a random source with an opinion. If the source was authoritative, that would be another thing. Apparently the blogger is Michael Szanto, who happens to be a private investment banker. Those credentials are not substantive enough to be taken seriously.

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GA Review[edit]

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Reviewer: Mike Christie (talk · contribs) 22:17, 16 June 2016 (UTC)


I'll add comments below as I go through the article.

  • Please address the "citation needed" and "clarification needed" tags; there are also some uncited sentences.
  • The proof in the information asymmetry section is uncited. Do we really need the proof in this article? This article is about the person, and of course it needs to cover his achievements, but I would think the proof belongs in the article about the economics issue, rather than here.
  • You might consider merging several of the short paragraphs in the "Life and career" section.
  • Per WP:ELLAYOUT, external links shouldn't appear in the body of the article. I'd suggest converting "links provided" to a footnote and mentioning the external link by name there, with the link given in the external links section of the article.
  • "Each firm employs too few workers because it faces private cost of hiring rather than the social cost – which is equal to and in all cases": what does that last clause mean?
  • The section "Practical implications of Stiglitz theorems" needs a couple of tweaks. I think some in-text attribution of the first quote to Boettke is necessary, with perhaps a word or two about why Boettke's opinion is notable here.
  • The second quote is apparently by Stiglitz, but it talks about Stiglitz in the third person; is that correct?
  • What are the quotes for? On first reading the section I thought they would illustrate the introductory sentence saying that Stiglitz's opinions have evolved, but they don't. Why do we have quotes rather than our own prose here?
  • The paragraph starting "As the World Bank began its ten-year review" doesn't mention Stiglitz at all. I understand that he was senior VP for development policy, and chief economist, but I think you need to say what his involvement was here -- did he author the relevant reports?
  • "The U.S. Treasury had put enormous pressure on the World Bank to silence his criticisms of the policies which they and the IMF had pursued": the timing of this is unclear.
  • "Stanley Fischer, deputy managing director of the IMF, called a special staff meeting and informed at that gathering that Wolfensohn had agreed to fire Stiglitz": should this be "informed the gathering"?
  • The sections starting with "Initiative for Policy Dialogue" could be combined into a single section called something like "Other work"; it's a bit bitty as it stands.
  • It's not a GA requirement, but if you do keep the "Greek debt crisis" heading, I would suggest unlinking it and adding a link within the paragraph text.
  • You don't need a "Main article" link if you have a link to that topic in the paragraph.
  • The discussion of his books is much longer than I would have expected. One section, "New Paradigm for Monetary Economics" is blank. Why do some sections include the date, and others not? What drives the selection of some books to comment on? Also I don't think the book jacket is a good source for the book descriptions except for the simplest facts; they are marketing material, and can't be expected to reliably assess the books.
  • The bibliography is very long. I'd suggest creating a separate article for it, and trimming this to his most significant works.

-- I'm going to place the article on hold; I haven't completed the review but there's quite a bit of work to do, so I'm going to stop for now. I will re-review once these points are addressed. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 16:46, 19 June 2016 (UTC)

I'm failing the review as the nominator has not responded. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 01:56, 6 July 2016 (UTC)

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