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Joseph Stiglitz - Keynote Speaker

Book Joseph Stiglitz as a keynote speaker. Joseph E. Stiglitz is a titan of the economics profession. From 1997 to 2000 he served as Chief Economist and Senior Vice President at the World Bank, and went on to win the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2001. For more information on economics speaker Joseph Stiglitz, contact VBQ Speakers founding agent Leo von Bülow-Quirk on leo@vbqspeakers.com or 0044 7833 727090.


joseph stiglitz

nobel prize-winning economist

Speaker Themes

  • Globalisation in the era of Trump

  • Inequality and its global implications

  • The future of the financial system

  • Macroeconomic trends

Travels From

New York, USA



Joseph E. Stiglitz is a titan of the economics profession.

He is currently a professor at Columbia University, co-chair of the High-Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress at the OECD, and the Chief Economist of the Roosevelt Institute. 

A recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2001) and the John Bates Clark Medal (1979), he is a former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank and a former member and chairman of the (US President's) Council of Economic Advisers.

In 2000, Stiglitz founded the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, a think tank on international development based at Columbia University. He has been a member of the Columbia faculty since 2001 and received that university's highest academic rank (university professor) in 2003.

In 2011 Stiglitz was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Known for his pioneering work on asymmetric information, Stiglitz's work focuses on income distribution, risk, corporate governance, public policy, macroeconomics and globalisation.

He is the author of numerous books, and several bestsellers. His most recent titles are Globalization and Its Discontents RevisitedThe Euro, Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy and The Great Divide.


Professor Stiglitz is one of the leading minds of his generation and has played a key role in shaping the economics profession and public policy.

Whether it be the future of globalisation in the Trump era, rising inequality or the evolution of the financial system, his perspective is always highly sought-after by policy-makers and businesses alike.


On the economic implications of Brexit (2016)

It's time to get radical on inequality (2015)

The virtues and vices of Capitalism (2014)