Peter Sinclair Townhall Lecture: Professor Joseph Stiglitz (Columbia University)

Tuesday 5 April 2022 (15:30-16:30)

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Our next Peter Sinclair Town Hall lecturer is the 2001 Nobel Laureate Professor Joseph Stiglitz of Columbia University

Our next Peter Sinclair Town Hall lecturer is the 2001 Nobel Laureate Professor Joseph Stiglitz of Columbia University.  His areas of interest and research include climate change, development economics, and global economic policy.  We welcome you to participate in the occasion which is sure to be of great current relevance. The event will include introductions by Professor Anindya Banerjee (Department of Economics) and Professor Robin Mason (Pro-Vice-Chancellor, International), a talk by Joseph Stiglitz, followed by the opportunity for Q&A.

There will be the opportunity to ask questions at the end (or submit questions in advance to

This event is available via Zoom. It is the seventh Peter Sinclair Town Hall lecture hosted by the Department of Economics at the University of Birmingham.

About the speaker

Professor Joseph StiglitzJoseph Stiglitz is an American economist and a professor at Columbia University. He is also 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. A recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2001) and the John Bates Clark Medal (1979), he is a former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank and a former member and chairman of the (US president's) Council of Economic Advisers. In 2000, Stiglitz founded the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, a think tank on international development based at Columbia University. He has been a member of the Columbia faculty since 2001 and received that university's highest academic rank (university professor) in 2003. In 2011 Stiglitz 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, risk, corporate governance, public policy, macroeconomics and globalization. He is the author of numerous books, and several bestsellers. His most recent titles are People, Power, and Profits, Rewriting the Rules of the European Economy, Globalization and Its Discontents Revisited, The Euro and Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy.

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About the lecture series

Emeritus Professor Peter SinclairThe Peter Sinclair Town Hall lecture series features world class economists presenting their research and its real world implications to an audience of academic economists, economics students, and the wider community. The lectures are diverse in topic but united in that they bring the lens of economics to real world issues, demonstrating how economics can be both useful and a force for good in understanding and shaping the world. The lecture series is inspired by and commemorates Emeritus Professor Peter Sinclair, whose breadth of knowledge, curiosity, and kindness inspired his students and colleagues immeasurably.