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.

Download

By this expert

Innovation, Intellectual Property, and Development

Paper Conference paper | | Oct 2017

A better set of approaches for the 21st century.

Where Modern Macroeconomics Went Wrong

Paper Grantee paper | | Sep 2017

This paper provides a critique of the DSGE models that have come to dominate macroeconomics during the past quarter-century.

Why Tax Cuts for the Rich Solve Nothing

Article | Aug 1, 2017

Back-room deals on corporate tax reform won’t increase growth

Stiglitz: Bad News Awaits America's Workers

Article | Dec 28, 2016

Campaign promises aside, the policies favored by President-elect Donal Trump are likely to bring more pain than gain to  working-class Americans 

Featuring this expert

Joe Stiglitz: The Challenges Facing China

Video | Mar 6, 2019

The Nobel laureate economist discusses how an activist government is needed to tackle problems like climate change

A Market for Votes?

Video | Nov 16, 2018

Michael Sandel and Joe Stiglitz discuss why selling votes is bad for democracy, and how individual self-interest doesn’t always serve the public good

​U.N. Secretary-General Meets with INET Global Commissioners

Article | Nov 12, 2018

António Guterres and CGET Commissioners discuss cooperating on inequality, climate change, multilateralism, and more

What Money Can't Buy

Video | May 23, 2018

What Money Can’t Buy is a six part series exploring the role of money and morals in today’s world.

Offsite links

Greece, the Sacrificial Lamb

Jul 24, 2015 The New York Times