The Department of Economics

The Grunberg Lecture Series

The Fourteenth Lecture - Tuesday, April 24, 2001

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Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz
Joan Kennedy Professor, Department of Economics
Stanford University
2001 Nobel Prize in Economics

"Globalization and Its Discontents: What's Wrong and How To Fix It"

Professor Stiglitz has been a major figure in international and national economic policy over recent years, as chief economist of the World Bank and earlier as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors. This experience has led him to be a controversial public critic of the role of the IMF and World Bank in the world trade system. Professor Stiglitz has also made major contributions to the theory of information and risk, the role of government and the economics of technical change. He was awarded the John Bates Clark medal which is given to an outstanding economist under 40. He is uniquely qualified to speak on the problems of global markets and global capital.

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