The Interview: Nobel laureate and economist Joseph Stiglitz

Joseph Stiglitz in conversation with Jason Kirby, August 25, 2015, in New York. (Photograph by Geoffrey Knott)

Joseph Stiglitz in conversation with Jason Kirby, August 25, 2015, in New York. (Photograph by Geoffrey Knott) Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, a professor of economics at Columbia University, has written extensively about inequality in America, including his latest book, The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them . He’ll be a visiting scholar in the new Lind Initiative U.S. Studies at the University of British Columbia this fall. Q: We’ve seen signs of recovery in the U.S. economy. Does the recent stock market turmoil threaten that?

A: First, I’d say it’s not a strong recovery. […]