Prof. Dr. Joseph Stiglitz
Former Vice President of World Bank & Co-Winner of Nobel Pize for Economics 2001
Prof. Joseph Stiglitz is a leading economic educator and is the former Chair of The Commission of Experts of the President of the UN General Assembly on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System. In 2009 Thinkers 50, the global ranking of management gurus, placed him among the list of most influential thinkers. He won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2001, before that US-President Bill Clinton appointed him Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers in 1995.
A former Chief Economist to the World Bank, he is currently Economics Professor at Columbia University in northern Manhattan and also teaches at the elite French universities École polytechnique and Sciences Po Paris
Prof. Stiglitz is one of the most cited economist in the world..
A pioneer in the field of the application of economic theories, he helped create the new branch of economics - “The Economics of Information” and has continued to offer tools for policy analysts.
Founding editor of The American Economics Association’s Journal, he also holds numerous prizes and doctorates in recognition of his groundbreaking work. He is the co-founder and President of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD), Chair of the Management Board, Brooks World Poverty Institute, University of Manchester and Co-Chair of Columbia University Committee on Global Thought.
Prof. Stiglitz explores how markets are influenced and the effects of various circumstances on their success; concluding with views on how performance can be improved.
For globalization to create prosperity for all, Prof. Stiglitz calls for a new global social contract that includes, among other things, a fair-trade regime. In the discussion about global warming and the climate crisis, he expressed his support for a climate tariff.
Prof. Stiglitz identifies the true sources of wealth and increases in standards of living, based on learning, advances in science and technology, and the rule of law. He shows that the assault on the judiciary, universities, and the media undermines the very institutions that have long been the foundation of economic prosperity and democracy.
With humour he delivers the most informative of messages that convey the global economic context with ease.
He presents in English.