Joseph E. Stiglitz
#371 Overall Influence

Joseph E. Stiglitz

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

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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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University of Manchester
University of Manchester

Public research university in Manchester, England

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University of Chicago
University of Chicago

Private research university in Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Columbia University
Columbia University

Private Ivy League research university in New York City

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University of Oxford
University of Oxford

Collegiate research university in Oxford, England

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Yale University
Yale University

Private research university in New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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Princeton University
Princeton University

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

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Stanford University
Stanford University

Private research university located in Stanford, California, United States

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Amherst College
Amherst College

Liberal arts college in Massachusetts

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Notable Works

What contributions to academia has this person made?
  • The Three Trillion Dollar War
  • The Price of Inequality
  • Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy
  • Whither Socialism?
  • Making Globalization Work
  • The Roaring Nineties
  • Globalization and Its Discontents

Influence Rankings by Discipline

How’s this person influential?
#10 World Rank #4 USA Rank
Economics