Joseph Stiglitz

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Joseph E. Stiglitz (born 1943) is an American economist. He received a Ph.D. in 1967 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Stiglitz is a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2001 (The Bank of Sweden Prize). He shared the Prize with George A. Akerlof and A. Michael Spence.

Stiglitz main fields in economics are Macroeconomics and Public Economics. Stiglitz has made seminal and fundamental contributions to every subfield of economic theory – microeconomics, macroeconomics, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, financial economics and development economics. He has published more than 300 papers, as well as a dozen books, in a 35-year career. [1] Some of his books are: Stability with Growth: Macroeconomics, Liberalization and Development, Making Globalization Work, The Roaring Nineties, Globalization and Its Discontents, Whither Socialism?, etc.

He is known for his critical view of the management of globalization, free-market economists and some international institutions like the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. [1]

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