Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz will examine the impact of rapid technological change on employment and livelihoods.
In exploring the implications for policy makers, Professor Stiglitz will consider how the combined challenges of technological change, climate change and shifts in globalisation should be addressed, with particular reference to low- and middle-income countries.
The event will be chaired by Ian Goldin, Oxford University Professor of Globalisation and Development and Director of the Oxford Martin Programmes on Technological and Economic Change; Future of Work and Future of Development.
Professor Stiglitz is visiting Oxford courtesy of the Sanjaya Lall Memorial Fund.
Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz
Professor, Columbia University
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.
Stiglitz was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2001 and the John Bates Clark Medal in 1979. He is a former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank and a former chair of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers.
In 2000, Stiglitz founded the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, a think tank on international development based at Columbia University. 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 research focuses on income distribution, climate change, corporate governance, public policy, macroeconomics and globalisation. He is the author of numerous books including, most recently, People, Power, and Profits, Rewriting the Rules of the European Economy, and Globalization and Its Discontents Revisited.
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