Name: Joseph E. Stiglitz
Location: United States of America
Occupation: Nobel prize-winning economist, bestselling author, professor, Co-Chair of the High-Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress at the OECD, and the Chief Economist of the Roosevelt Institute.
Field of Expertise: income distribution, asset risk management, corporate governance, and international trade
Joseph E. Stiglitz is the recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2001). He is an American economist, a professor at Columbia University, the co-chair of the High-Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress at the OECD, and the Chief Economist of the Roosevelt Institute.
Joseph E. Stiglitz has also been the Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist of the World Bank and served as a member and Chairman of the US President's Council of Economic Advisers.
In 2000, Joseph E. Stiglitz founded the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, a think tank on international development based at Columbia University. Based on academic citations, Joseph Stiglitz is the 4th most influential economist in the world today, and in 2011 he was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Known for his pioneering work on asymmetric information, Stiglitz's work focuses on income distribution, asset risk management, corporate governance, and international trade. He is the author of numerous books, and several bestsellers. His most recent title, The Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe won the Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize in 2017.
In his book The Euro, Joseph E. Stiglitz addresses the euro crisis on a bigger intellectual scale than any predecessor. Stiglitz reveals how the current structure and Eurozone policies actively promote divergence rather than convergence. He dismantles the prevailing consensus around what ails Europe, and offers a series of plans that can rescue the continent from further devastation.