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The G20 and Recovery and Beyond

An Agenda for Global Governance for the Twenty-First Century

Joseph Stiglitz (editor), Jean-Paul Fitoussi (editor)

The danger the world is facing today is that countries, forgetting that their economies are strongly interdependent, are “renationalizing” their economic policies, acting as if each of them were confronted with specific problems whose solutions were without externalities for the other countries. The paradox of the situation is that the feeling of urgency is disappearing at the very moment where the problems are becoming more urgent, especially if we want to avoid both a “remake” of the crisis and an acceleration of the destruction of a number of global public goods. The responsibility of the G20 is thus considerable.

That is why a group of 'experts', with no commitments other that of being citizens of the world, decided to meet to reflect on what could be done, hoping that from their reflection some useful recommendations to the powerful of this world would emerge. This group, which christened itself the Paris Group, has been constituted at the invitation of the President of The French Republic, who also presides over the destiny of the G20 this year.  The chapters which follow contain a summary of the discussion between the members of the group and the preparatory notes which have been written by them.

About the Editors

Joseph Stiglitz
Co-President
Initiative for Policy Dialogue

Joseph E. Stiglitz is co-President of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, and Chairman of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. He is University Professor at Columbia, teaching in its Economics Department, its Business School, and its School of International and Public Affairs. He chaired the UN Commission of Experts on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System, created in the aftermath of the financial crisis by the President of the General Assembly. He is former Chief Economist and Senior Vice-President of the World Bank and Chairman of President Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisors. He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 2001.

Jean-Paul Fitoussi
Professor of Economics
Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris

Publication Information

Type Books
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Posted 02/01/11
Publisher Columbia University, LUISS and OFCE
Year 2011
# Pages 142pp