Joseph Stiglitz

American economist, Nobel Prize Winner for Economics
Keynote Speaker Joseph Stiglitz

Joseph Stiglitz

American economist, Nobel Prize Winner for Economics


Joseph E. Stiglitz is an American economist and a professor at Columbia University. He is also the 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 globalization. He is the author of numerous books, and several bestsellers. His most recent titles are People, Power, and Profits, Rewriting the Rules of the European Economy, Globalization and Its Discontents Revisited, The Euro and Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy.

With humour he delivers the most informative of messages that convey the global economic context with ease.


  • The Economics of Information
  • Dealing with the Current Financial Crisis
  • The Economics of the Public Sector
  • The Role of the Government in the Economy
  • Market Failures
  • Impact of Low Rate Savings on Long Term Growth Prospects
  • Globalisation




  • Rewriting the Rules of the European Economy (2020)
  • People, Power, and Profits (2019/paperback 2020)
  • Globalization and Its Discontents Revisited (2017)
  • The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict (with Linda J. Bilmes) (2008)
  • Making Globalization Work (2006)
  • Fair Trade for All: How Trade Can Promote Development (2005)
  • and many more


  • Open Society Prize, Central European University, June 2019
  • Anthony Atkinson Equality Prize, Observatoire Québécois des Inégalités, Blue Metropolis, April 2019
  • The Euro listed on 8 Best Books on European Politics, The Independent, June 27, 2018
  • Sydney Peace Prize 2018, Sydney Peace Foundation, University of Sydney, November 2017
  • Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize, for The Euro, May 2017
  • National Association of Business Economics (NABE) Paul A. Volcker Lifetime Achievement Award for Economic and Monetary Policy, March 2017
  • Bloomberg 50 Most Influential People in the World of Finance, September 2016
  • 2015 POLITICO 50 List, POLITICO Magazine, September 10, 2015
  • Nobel Prize for Economics (2001)

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