The Honorable Joseph E. Stiglitz, PhD

Professor of Finance and Economics, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University

The Honorable Joseph E. Stiglitz, PhD

Professor of Finance and Economics, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University

Joseph E. Stiglitz is university professor at Columbia University in New York City. He is also founder and co-president of the university’s initiative for policy dialogue at Columbia and a member and former chair of its committee on global thought.

In 1979, Professor Stiglitz was awarded the John Bates Clark Award, given annually by the American Economic Association to the economist under 40 who has made the most significant contribution to the field. In 2001, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics for his analyses of markets with asymmetric information, and he was a lead author of the 1995 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Dr. Stiglitz was a member of the Council of Economic Advisers from 1993-95, during the Clinton Administration, and served as CEA chairman from 1995-97. He then became chief economist and senior vice president of the World Bank from 1997-2000. Dr. Stiglitz was asked by the president of the United Nations General Assembly to chair the Commission of Experts on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System, which released its final report in September 2009. 

Dr. Stiglitz’s book Globalization and Its Discontents (W.W. Norton, 2001) has been translated into 35 languages and has sold more than one million copies worldwide. The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict, co-authored with Linda Bilmes of Harvard University, was published in 2008. His most recent book The Price of Inequailty: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future, was published in June 2012.   In 2011, Time magazine named him one of the world’s 100 most influential people.

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