Joseph Stiglitz – Global Inequality

One of today’s most distinguished and controversial economists, Joseph Stiglitz was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2001 for his work on asymmetric information and is widely acknowledged as one of the pioneers in the field of modern information economics and more generally for his contributions to microeconomics.

Joseph E. Stiglitz is University Professor at Columbia University where he founded the Initiative for Policy Dialogue in 2000. Professor Stiglitz was Chair of President Bill Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisors from 1995-97 and Chief Economist and Senior Vice-President of the World Bank from 1997-2000. Joseph Stiglitz is also chair of the University of Manchester’s Brooks World Poverty Institute and is a member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. In 2008, Joseph Stiglitz was appointed by French President Nicolas Sarkozy to chair a Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Economic Progress.

Joseph Stiglitz’s best known recent publications include The Three Trillion Dollar War, Making Globalization Work, Fair Trade for All, Globalization and its Discontents and The Roaring Nineties.

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