Joseph Stiglitz

Joseph StiglitzJoseph Stiglitz is University Professor, Columbia University, where he is also the founder and Co-President of the university's Initiative for Policy Dialogue, and a member and former chair of its Committee on Global Thought. He has taught at Princeton, Stanford, MIT and was the Drummond Professor and a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He served on the 1995 IPCC Assessment Panel, Chaired President Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisors, and was Chief Economist of the World Bank. He won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 2001, and in 1979 was awarded the John Bates Clark Award. He is the author of the global bestseller, Globalization and its Discontents. His most recent books are The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future, published by W.W. Norton and Penguin/ Allen Lane in June 2012, and Creating a Learning Society: A New Approach to Growth, Development, and Social Progress, with Bruce Greenwald, published by Columbia University Press in 2014. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the Econometric Society, and a corresponding fellow of the Royal Society and the British Academy. In 2011, Time named Stiglitz one of the 100 most influential people in the world.