Joseph E. Stiglitz ’64


Joseph E. Stiglitz ’64 joined the Amherst College Board of Trustees in 2000 and is currently serving his second six-year term. He is a University Professor at Columbia and one of the most prominent economists in the world today, having won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2001.

Stiglitz double-majored in economics and mathematics at Amherst and went on to earn his Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and master's degrees at Cambridge and Yale; Amherst awarded him an honorary doctorate in 1974. He has been chair of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisors, a senior vice president and chief economist at the World Bank and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He taught at Princeton and then Stanford before joining the faculty of Columbia in 2001. At Columbia, he is co-chair of the Committee on Global Thought and is a founder and co-president of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue. He is also president-elect of the International Economic Association, co-chair of the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress and chair of the Commission of Experts of the President of the United Nations General Assembly on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System.

Economists Joseph E. Stiglitz ’64 and William Easterly to Discuss “Reducing Global Poverty” at Amherst College April 3

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2001 Nobel Economics Laureate To Speak Oct. 17

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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.

Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz To Speak Feb. 28 and March 1 at Amherst College

Nobel Economist Joseph E. Stiglitz To Speak at Amherst College March 2 on Hidden Costs of Iraq War

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Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz To Speak at Amherst College Oct. 21

October 19, 2004Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.-Joseph E. Stiglitz, recipient of the 2001 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics, will lecture on "America's Recent Economic Experiences: Lessons for the Future" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at the Alumni House at Amherst College. The event is open to the public at no charge.