Joseph E. Stiglitz '64, "The Economic Costs of the Iraq War," March 2, 2006

Joseph E. Stiglitz '64
Joseph E. Stiglitz '64 speaks in the Cole Assembly Room on Thursday, March 2, 2006.

On Thursday, March 2, 2006, Joseph E. Stiglitz '64, recipient of the 2001 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics, spoke in the Cole Assembly Room on “The Economic Costs of the Iraq War: An Appraisal Three Years After the Beginning of the Conflict.” A recent study by Stiglitz, a professor of economics at Columbia University, and Linda Bilmes, a budget expert from Harvard, concluded that the cost of the current Iraq war could be $2 trillion. Stiglitz and Bilmes have included costs that official estimates do not, such as long-term medical expenses for injured military personnel. 

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