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. 

Joseph Stiglitz is 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, Joseph 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, Joseph 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.

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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, Joseph Stiglitz’s perspective is always highly sought-after by policy-makers and businesses alike.

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