There are two fundamental theorems of welfare economics. The first states that in economic equilibrium , a set of complete markets , with complete information , and in perfect competition , will be Pareto optimal in the sense that no further exchange would make one person better off without making another worse off. The requirements for perfect competition are these: . The theorem is sometimes seen as an analytical confirmation of Adam Smith 's " invisible hand " principle, namely that competitive markets ensure an efficient allocation of resources. However, there is no guarantee that the Pareto optimal market outcome is socially desirable, as there are many possible Pareto efficient allocations of resources differing in their desirability e. The second theorem states that any Pareto optimum can be supported as a competitive equilibrium for some initial set of endowments.
He has been a member of the Columbia faculty since , and received that university's highest academic rank university professor in He was the founding chair of the university's Committee on Global Thought. He is a member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. Commission on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System, where he oversaw suggested proposals and commissioned a report on reforming the international monetary and financial system. Stiglitz has received more than 40 honorary degrees, including from Cambridge and Harvard , and he has been decorated by several governments including Bolivia , South Korea , Colombia , Ecuador , and most recently France , where he was appointed a member of the Legion of Honor, order Officer. In Stiglitz was named by Time magazine as one of the most influential people in the world.
Essay Competition 2018
What caused the economic crisis and what was the right policy response? How can we design policies to tackle the widening inequalities observed within and across countries, or the challenge of climate change? Why does a gender pay gap persist? Why, as economies grow richer, are people often not any happier?
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