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

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Columbia University Press, 2015 - Business & Economics - 406 pages
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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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 Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What to Do About Them; and Fair Trade for All (with Andrew Charlton). In 2001, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics.

Bruce C. Greenwald is Robert Heilbrunn Professor of Finance and Asset Management at Columbia Business School. He is director of the Heilbrunn Center for Graham and Dodd Investing. His books include Value Investing: From Graham to Buffett and Beyond; Competition Demystified: A Radically Simplified Approach to Business Strategy Portfolio; Towards a New Paradigm in Monetary Economics (with Joseph E. Stiglitz); and Globalization: n. The Irrational Fear that Someone in China Will Take Your Job (with Judd Kahn).

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