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Joseph Stiglitz
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World Bank Chief Economist
In office
Preceded byMichael Bruno
Succeeded byNicholas Stern
17th Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors
In office
June 28, 1995 – February 13, 1997
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byLaura Tyson
Succeeded byJanet Yellen
Personal details
Joseph Eugene Stiglitz

(1943-02-09) February 9, 1943 (age 78)
Gary, Indiana
NationalityUnited States
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Jane Hannaway (1978–?; divorced)
Anya Schiffrin (m. 2004)
Alma materAmherst College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
This person won a Nobel Prize
Joseph Eugene Stiglitz, ForMemRS, FBA (born February 9, 1943) is an American economist and a professor of Jewish descent. He works at Columbia University.

He won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences (2001) and the John Bates Clark Medal (1979). He is a former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank, and is a former member, and Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers.[1][2] He won the Nobel Prize for discovering that some things happen in the economy because some people know more things than others.[3]

He is known for his critical view of the management of globalization, free-market economists (whom he calls "free market fundamentalists"), and some international institutions like the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.


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