Record-Setting Number of Alumni Return for Reunion 2014

Submitted on Thursday, 6/12/2014, at 9:20 AM

June 1, 2014

Alumni (and their family members) listen as Amherst's Aaron Hayden gives a Reunion 2014 talk

Joseph E. Stiglitz ’64

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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.

Economics Talk by Joseph Stiglitz '64 and Robert Johnson

Nobel Prize-winner Joseph Stiglitz '64 and Robert Johnson of the Institute for New Economic Thinking discussed “Changing the Paradigm: The Challenge to the Economics Profession in the Aftermath of the Crisis and the Role of the Institute for New Economic Thinking,” on October 14, 2010. Watch video below.

A Loss of Faith

Joseph E. Stiglitz '64 and William Easterly

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Joseph Stiglitz '64 (right) and William Easterly discuss global poverty at Amherst College on Thursday, April 3.
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2008 Spring Colloquia

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Reducing Global Poverty - April 2-3

Join NYU economics professor and former research economist at the World Bank William Easterly and 2001 Nobel Prize winner, Columbia University economics professor and Amherst alumnus Joseph Stiglitz ‘64 to discuss and debate the importance of and strategies for “Reducing Global Poverty.”

view confirmed schedule here

2001 Nobel Economics Laureate To Speak Oct. 17

October 10, 2001 Director of Media Relations

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

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

Joseph E. Stiglitz, the John J. McCloy '16 Professor of American Institutions and International Relations at Amherst College and professor of economics at the graduate schools of both business and international relations at Columbia University, has delivered three lectures at Amherst College: "Globalization and Its Discontents," on March 1, 2002, "Information Economics: A New Paradigm," on Feb. 28, 2002, and "A Tale of Two Countries: Russia and China's Transition to a Market Economy" on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001.