The Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics – Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz

BI Norwegian Business School has the pleasure to invite to an official ceremony where professor Joseph E. Stiglitz will be awarded an honorary doctorate at BI Norwegian Business School.

Directly after the ceremony, professor Stiglitz will give a lecture on Reform: How Did China Succeed?

Practical information

  • Time:Wednesday, 12 September 2018 12:00 - 12:45
  • Location:BI Norwegian Business School, Nydalsveien 37, Oslo. Auditorium Finn Øien
  • Contact:Dora Soffia Sigurdardottir (dora.s.sigurdardottir@bi.no)

Please note that registration is required due to limited number of seats available.

Professor Stiglitz

Joseph E. 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 Globalization and Its Discontents Revisited, The Euro, Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy and The Great Divide.