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Joseph Stiglitz      

American Economist, Professor at Columbia University & Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences 2001

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. Some of his most popular titles are "Power, and Profits, Globalization and Its Discontents Revisited," and "The Euro and Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy."

Speech Topics

The Fall: A Chronicle of the Financial Crisis

The current financial crisis didnt start with the housing bubble it started with policies enacted by previous Presidents, starting with Ronald Reagan all the way through to President George W. Bush. Stiglitz explores how free market financial policy and government regulation, or lack thereof, led to the 2007 financial crisis. This fast-paced presentation includes an overview of the current state of the economy and also what businesses and financial institutions can expect during economic recovery.

I Dissent: Unconventional Economic Wisdom

Joseph Stiglitz commentary on current United State economic policy and global financial news is controversial, provocative, and informative. It is also refreshingly direct. He provides audiences with solid context that can be used to add further dimensions to their work while gaining greater insight into the latest headlines.

Making Globalization Work

Based on his book by the same name, Joseph Stiglitz explores why globalization is failing so many people and what must be done create stable economies. This presentation specifically demonstrates the intersection between these key components: trade relationships, the gap between rich and poor, China/America, global warming and pollution, developing & emerging economies, and international governance/regulatory bodies.

The Price of Inequality

Based on his important (and controversial) new book, The Price of Inequality, Joseph Stiglitz speaks about the causes of inequality, the reasons it's growing so rapidly, and its economic impacts. He explains that markets are neither efficient nor stable and tend to keep money in the hands of a few rather than create competition, in an overall system that benefits the rich over the rest of society. He demonstrates how moving money from the middle and bottom of society to the top, far from stimulating entrepreneurship, actually produces slower growth and a lower GDP with even more instability. He concludes that redistributing wealth from the bottom up would produce far greater overall gains in our economies without adversely impacting financial elites.

The best-selling author of Globalization and Its Discontents, The Roaring Nineties, Making Globalization Work, and Freefall, Joseph Stiglitz won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2001.


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