Economist Joseph Stiglitz speaks on fiscal sustainability

March 6, 2012  |   |  Comments
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Joseph Stiglitz

Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz will speak on the economy on Tuesday, March 13, 6 p.m. in the Orvis Auditorium on the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa campus. His talk is entitled Where Long-Term and Short-Term Goals Converge: Using Sustainability as an Impetus for Economic Growth.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Following the presentation, he will sign copies of his newest book, Freefall: America, Free Markets and the Sinking of the World Economy.

Stiglitz is one of the most influential and frequently cited economists and a vocal critic of the management of globalization and the financial crisis.

He served as chairman on the Council of Economic Advisers for the Clinton administration and as chief economist and senior vice president for the World Bank. He is currently an adviser to the Obama administration.

In October 2008, he was asked by the president of the UN’s General Assembly to chair a commission entrusted with drafting a report on the reasons for and solutions to the financial crisis.

Winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economics, Stiglitz has held academic positions at Yale, Stanford, Duke, Oxford and Princeton, and is currently a professor at Columbia University where he teaches business and initernational affairs. He is the author of numerous New York Times best sellers, including his 2010 book, Freefall.

The lecture is co-sponsored by the UH Mānoa College of Social Sciences, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, UH Sea Grant, Bank of Hawaiʻi, Kyo-ya Co. Ltd. and the Stephen and Marylyn Pauley Foundation.

For more information, contact Abby Trenhaile, (808) 956-6570.

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