Creating a Learning Society: A New Approach to Growth, Development, and Social Progress

Paperback | October 6, 2015

byJoseph E. Stiglitz, Bruce C. Greenwald

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Since its publication Creating a Learning Society has served as an effective tool for those who advocate government policies to advance science and technology. It shows persuasively how enormous increases in our standard of living have been the result of learning how to learn, and it explains how advanced and developing countries alike can model a new learning economy on this example. Creating a Learning Society: Reader's Edition uses accessible language to focus on the work's central message and policy prescriptions. As the book makes clear, creating a learning society requires good governmental policy in trade, industry, intellectual property, and other important areas. The text's central thesis-that every policy affects learning-is critical for governments unaware of the innovative ways they can propel their economies forward.

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Since its publication Creating a Learning Society has served as an effective tool for those who advocate government policies to advance science and technology. It shows persuasively how enormous increases in our standard of living have been the result of learning how to learn, and it explains how advanced and developing countries alik...

Joseph E. Stiglitz is University Professor at Columbia University, former chief economist and senior vice president of the World Bank, and former chair of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Clinton. His books include Making Globalization Work; The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future; The...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:October 6, 2015Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231175493

ISBN - 13:9780231175494

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Reader's EditionPreface to the Original EditionAcknowledgmentsIntroductionPart I. Creating a Learning Society: A New Approach to Growth, Development, and Social Progress: Basic Concepts and Analysis1. The Learning Revolution2. On the Importance of Learning3. A Learning Economy4. Creating a Learning Firm and a Learning Environment5. Market Structure, Welfare, and Learning6. The Welfare Economics of Schumpeterian Competition7. Learning in a Closed Economy8. The Infant-Economy Argument for Protection: Trade Policy in a Learning EnvironmentPart II. Policies for a Learning Society9. The Role of Industrial and Trade Policy in Creating a Learning Society10. Financial Policy and Creating a Learning Society11. Macroeconomic and Investment Policies for a Learning Society12. Intellectual Property13. Social Transformation and the Creation of a Learning Society14. Concluding RemarksNotesReferencesIndex

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[A] sweeping work of macroeconomic theory.