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Joseph Stiglitz is one of the most frequently cited economists in the world and is one of the most sought-after thinkers about the future of the world economy.

Professor Stiglitz is Professor of Economics at Columbia University. He is also the Chair of Columbia University’s Committee on Global Thought and was the co-founder and Executive Director of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue.  He is best known for helping to create a new branch of economics known as the “Economics of Information", exploring the consequences of information asymmetries and pioneering such pivotal concepts as adverse selection and moral hazard, which today have become standard tools.

Joseph Stiglitz’s contribution to macro economics and monetary theory has been extensive, including development economics, trade theory, public and corporate finance, theories of industrial and rural organisation. His work has helped explain the circumstances in which markets do not always work well and how selective government intervention can improve their performance.  He was the winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in economics and is a celebrated author on economics and finance.  He was previously a member (and later chairman) of the Council of Economic Advisors from 1993-95 during the Clinton Administration and was formerly the Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank (1997-2000).

He is the author of a number of bestseller books, amongst the most celebrated are Globalization and Its Discontents (2002), which sold over one million copies worldwide, The Roaring Nineties, with Bruce Greenwald (2003), Fair Trade For All, with Andrew Charlton (2003), and Making Globalization Work (2006).  In 2008, he co-wrote the book, The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict, with Linda Bilmes of Harvard University, and his latest book is Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy (2010). His op-eds and articles frequently appear in the Financial Times, Newsweek and other publications.

Joseph Stiglitz delivers keynote addresses at major business conferences and government-sector summits around the world, as well as providing briefings to boards of major multinational organisations.  He offers in-depth analysis of the world’s current economic climate.  His insights and forecasts are honest and untainted by ulterior motives and he is prepared to take sometimes unpopular positions where he holds such opinions.  His speeches often cover topics such as the future of the world economy, the aftermath of the financial crisis, globalisation and the developing world.

The Independent newspaper hailed Joseph Stiglitz as the “biggest brain in economics” (2010)

Newsweek called Joseph Stiglitz  an “economic prophet that Washington had been ignoring”’ (2010)

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