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Joseph Stiglitz was Chief Economist at the World Bank until January 2000. Before that he was Chairman of President Clinton's Council of Economic Advisors. He is currently University Professor of the Columbia Business School and Chair of the Management Board and Director of Graduate Summer Programs, Brooks World Poverty Institute, University of Manchester. He won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2001 and is the author of the best-selling Globalization and Its Discontents, The Roaring Nineties, and Making Globalization Work, all published by Penguin. Linda J. Bilmes is a Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard University and has written widely on the cost of the Iraq War, veterans issues, and federal workforce reform. During the Clinton administration, she served as Assistant Secretary for Management and Budget in the U.S. Department of Commerce. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe,and the Atlantic Monthly. In 1998 she coauthored Gebt uns das Risiko Zuruck (Give Us Back the Risk), a best-seller in Germany. Her forthcoming book (The People Factor) is on civil service reform.