#313 Overall Influence

Joseph Stiglitz

American economist, professor, and recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics


Why is this person notable and influential?

Joseph Eugene Stiglitz is a Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences winner, public policy analyst, and professor at Columbia University. He earned his B.A. in Amherst College and his Ph.D in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Stiglitz is another of the most highly esteemed economists in the world, having been awarded a Nobel Prize in 2001, for his work analyzing markets with asymmetric information.

His contributions to the field of economics are immeasurable. In fact, Stiglitz’s CV, with his list of publications, honors, and achievements, is over 100 pages long. He is a former chief economist and senior vice president for the World Bank. He has formerly served as the chair of President Bill Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisors. He founded the Columbia University’s Committee on Global Thought and the Initiative for Policy Dialogue. He is a chair for the University of Manchester’s Brooks World Poverty Institute and a former chairman of the United Nations Commission on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System.

There can be no doubt of his impact, given the highly influential roles he has held, shaping economic policy and thought at the federal and international levels. Time magazine named him as one of the top 100 most influential people in the world in 2011.

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Joseph Eugene Stiglitz is an American economist, public policy analyst, and a professor at Columbia University. He is a recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences and the John Bates Clark Medal . He is a former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank and is a former member and chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. He is known for his support of Georgist public finance theory and for his critical view of the management of globalization, of laissez-faire economists , and of international institutions such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

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University of Manchester

Public research university in Manchester, England

University of Chicago

Private research university in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Columbia University

Private Ivy League research university in New York City

University of Oxford

Collegiate research university in Oxford, England

Yale University

Private research university in New Haven, Connecticut, United States

Princeton University

Private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Stanford University

Private research university located in Stanford, California, United States

Amherst College

Liberal arts college in Massachusetts

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#19 World Rank
#1845 World Rank