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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, a Nobel Laureate in Economics and a beacon of insight into the workings of markets and global economies, illuminates the complexities of economic theory and policy with unmatched clarity and depth. His distinguished career spans academia, policy-making, and public intellectualism, marked by his critical analysis of economic inequality, the risks and opportunities of globalization, and the role of government in promoting economic growth and stability. Stiglitz’s ability to dissect economic trends and policies, combined with his advocacy for equitable and sustainable economic practices, makes him a pivotal voice in contemporary economic discourse.

Stiglitz’s narratives are rich with the wisdom garnered from his extensive research and hands-on experience in the international economic arena, offering audiences a comprehensive understanding of the forces shaping today’s economic landscape. His engaging approach demystifies economic concepts, making them accessible and relevant to a broad audience, from industry professionals to policy-makers and the general public. As one of the world’s most influential economic thinkers, Joseph Stiglitz inspires a deeper understanding of and engagement with the economic challenges and opportunities of our time.

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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