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Joseph Stiglitz

Keynote Speaker

Nobel Prize Laureate, Author, Columbia University Graduate School of Business Professor and Former World Bank Chief Economist

The world's financial markets will rebound, but how do we ensure that the same mistakes aren't made twice? Joseph Stiglitz explores the future of the world economy.

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Joseph Stiglitz offers an in-depth analysis of today’s economic climate without the patina of political or business motivation, often sacrificing popularity for principle. This internationally renowned economist provides audiences with historical context and real-time information that sheds light on the recent financial crisis-how it happened, and the path ahead. His insights are crucial for audiences that require a deeper understanding of the post-crisis business landscape. Stiglitz’ reputation precedes him as an engaging straight-talker. He does not shy from complicated or difficult discussions about the current political and business environments and specifically on financial policy and government regulation. He is author of several books including Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy (January 2010), The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future (June 2012) and The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them (April 2015), in which he suggests ways to counter America’s growing problem. Stiglitz regularly appears on CNN, CNBC and FOX News. Additionally, he is a syndicated columnist and his op-eds and articles have appeared in The Financial Times, Vanity Fair and Newsweek, among others. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for his role in creating a new branch of economics called “The Economics of Information.” His work explains the circumstances in which markets do not work well, and how selective government intervention can improve their performance. In 2015, Stiglitz was named to Politico’s list of the 50 thinkers, doers and visionaries transforming American politics today.

Joseph Stiglitz’s Speech Topics

  • Making Globalization Work

    Based on his book by the same name, Joseph Stiglitz explores why globalization is failing so many people and what must be done create stable economies. This presentation specifically demonstrates the intersection between these key components: trade relationships, the gap between rich and poor, China/America, global warming and pollution, developing & emerging economies, and international governance/regulatory bodies.

  • The Fall: A Chronicle of the Financial Crisis

    The current financial crisis didn’t start with the housing bubble—it started with policies enacted by previous Presidents, starting with Ronald Reagan all the way through to President George W. Bush. Stiglitz explores how free market financial policy and government regulation, or lack thereof, led to the 2007 financial crisis. This fast-paced presentation includes an overview of the current state of the economy and also what businesses and financial institutions can expect during economic recovery.

  • I Dissent: Unconventional Economic Wisdom

    Joseph Stiglitz’ commentary on current United State economic policy and global financial news is controversial, provocative, and informative. It is also refreshingly direct. He provides audiences with solid context that can be used to add further dimensions to their work while gaining greater insight into the latest headlines.


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