Joseph E. Stiglitz

 date:2010-8-4 10:20:00          

Professor of Economics at Columbia University


Research areas

Macroeconomics, Public Finance, Economic Theory, Development Economics, Industrial Organization, Economics of Information, Capital Markets


Education Background

1964B.A., Amherst College

1967Ph.D. in Economics, M.I.T




University Professor, Columbia University. Teaching at the Columbia Business School, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (Department of Economics) and the School of International and Public Affairs.

Co-founder and Co-President, Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University

Chair of the Management Board and Director of Graduate Summer Programs, Brooks World Poverty Institute, University of Manchester

Chair, Columbia University Committee on Global Thought

Chang Jiang Scholar, China Center for Economic Research, Peking University

2001, Nobel Prize in Economics

1988–2001 Professor of Economics and Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

2000Stern Visiting Professor, Columbia University

1997–2000 Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, World Bank

2000Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

1995–1997Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers (Member of Cabinet)

1993–1995Member, Council of Economic Advisers

1979–1988 Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research Senior Fellow, Institute for Policy ReformProfessor of Economics, Princeton University,

1976-1979Drummond Professor of Political Economy, Oxford University

1978-1979 Oskar  Morgenstern  Distinguished  Fellow  and  Visiting  Professor,  Institute  for  Advanced  Studies and Mathematica

1974-1976Professor of Economics, Stanford University

1973-1974Visiting Fellow, St. Catherine's College, Oxford

1970-1974Professor of Economics, Cowles Foundation and Department of Economics, Yale University

1969-1971Senior Research Fellow, Social Science Division, Institute for Development Studies, University College, Nairobi (under Rockefeller Foundation Grant)

1968-1970Associate Professor, Cowles Foundation


Books Published

(1)                2010, Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy ISBN 978-0393075960W. W. Norton.

(2)                2008, The Three Trillion Dollar War ISBN 978-0-39-306701-9; by Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes, W. W. Norton.

(3)                2006, Making Globalization Work ISBN 0-393-06122-1, Penguin Books, August 2006.

(4)                2006, Stability with Growth: Macroeconomics, Liberalization, and Development ISBN 0-19-928814-3 (Initiative for Policy Dialogue Series C); by Joseph E. Stiglitz, Jose Antonio Ocampo, Shari Spiegel, Ricardo Ffrench-Davis, and Deepak Nayyar; Oxford University Press 2006

(5)                1996, Whither Socialism ? Stiglitz, Joseph E., (Wicksell Lectures), MIT Press, January 1996.

(6)                2000, Frontiers of Development Economics: The Future in Perspective, edited with Gerald M. Meier, World Bank, May 2000.

(7)                2001, Rethinking the East Asian Miracle, edited with Shahid Yusuf, World Bank and Oxford University Press.

(8)                2002, Principles of Macroeconomics, third edition, with Carl E. Walsh, W.W. Norton & Company, March 2002.

(9)                2002, Economics, Third Edition, with Carl E. Walsh, W.W. Norton & Company, April 2002.

(10)            2002, Peasants Versus City-Dwellers: Taxation and the Burden of Economic Development, with Raaj K. Sah, Oxford University Press, April 2002.

(11)            2002, Globalization and Its Discontents, W.W. Norton & Company, June 2002.

(12)            2003,Towards a New Paradigm in Monetary Economics, with Bruce Greenwald, Cambridge University Press. Cambridge. Description and chapter-pre- view links.

(13)            2003, The Roaring Nineties, W.W. Norton & Company, forthcoming in October 2003.

(14)            Fair Trade for All: How Trade Can Promote Development (Initiative for Policy Dialogue Series C)– by Joseph E. Stiglitz, Andrew Charlton; Hardcover

(15)            2000, 3rd ed. Economics of the Public Sector.

(16)            2002, The Rebel Within: Joseph Stiglitz and the World Bank by Joseph E. Stiglitz (Editor), Ha-Joon Chang (Editor), ISBN 1-898855-91-9, Anthem Press, Wimbledon Publishing Company (Paperback - February 25, 2002)

(17)            2005, The Development Round Of Trade Negotiations In The Aftermath Of Cancun by Joseph E. Stiglitz, Andrew Charlton (Paperback - January 30, 2005)

(18)            2005, A Chance For The World Bank by Joseph P Stiglitz (Foreword), Jozef Ritzen, ISBN 1-84331-162-3, Anthem Press, Wimbledon Publishing Company (Paperback - May 30, 2005)

(19)            1986, 'Economics of the Public Sector' by J.E.Stiglitz ISBN 0-393-96651-8, W.W.Norton, New York. (Re-printed 1988, 2000)

(20)            1981, 'Theory of Commodity Price Stabilization' by David M.G. Newbery and Joseph E. Stiglitz ISBN 0198284179 ISBN 978-0198284178, Oxford University Press [Hardcover: 512 pages]

(21)            Readings in the Modern Theory of Economic Growth by Joseph E. Stiglitz (Editor), Hirofumi Uzawa (Editor)


Resent Research Papers

(1)   1998, Distinguished lecture on economics in government: The private uses of pubic interests: Incentives and institutions. Journal of Economic Perspectives, 12, 3–22.

(2)   1998, Redefining the Role of the State - What should it do ? How should it do it ? And how should these decisions be made? Paper presented at the Tenth Anniversary of MITI Research Institute, Tokyo, March 1998.

(3)   1996, The World Bank Research Observer: No 2: August 1996 by Joseph Stiglitz

(4)   1993,“Post Walrasian and post Marxian economics,” Journal of Economic Perspectives, vol. 7, pp. 109–14

(5)   1993, “Market socialism and neoclassical economics,” in Bardhan, P. K. and Roemer, J. E. (eds.), Market Socialism. The Current Debate, New York: Oxford University Press

(6)   1989, “Principal and agent,” in J. Eatwell, M. Milgate and P. Newman (eds.), The New Palgrave. Allocation, Information and Markets. New York: W. W. Norton

(7)   1987, “The causes and consequences of the dependence of quality on prices”, Journal of Economic Literature, vol. 25, pp. 1–48

(8)   1981 (with A. Weiss), "Credit Rationing in Markets with Imperfect Information", American Economic Review, vol. 71, pp. 393–410

(9)   1977 (with A.K. Dixit), “Monopolistic Competition and Optimum Product Diversity”, American Economic Review, vol. 67, pp. 297–308

(10) 1976 (with M. Rothschild), “Equilibrium in Competitive Insurance Markets: An Essay on the Economics of Imperfect Information”, Quarterly Journal of Economics, vol. 90, pp.  629–650.

(11) 1974, “Incentives and Risk Sharing in Sharecropping”, Review of Economic Studies, Vol. 41, No. 2, 219-255.

(12) 1974, “Alternative Thoeries of Wage Determination and Unemployment in LDCs: The Labour Turnover Model”, Quarterly Journal of Economics, vol. 81, pp. 194-227

(13) 1971 (with M. Rothschild), “Increasing Risk: II. Its Economic Consequences”, Journal of Economic Theory, Vol. 3, pp. 66-84

(14) 1970 (with M. Rothschild), “Increasing Risk: I. A Definition”, Journal of Economic Theory, Vol. 2, pp. 225-243


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