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Joseph Stiglitz
World Bank Chief Economist
In office
1997–2000
Preceded by Michael Bruno
Succeeded by Nicholas Stern
17th Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors
In office
June 28, 1995 – February 13, 1997
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Laura Tyson
Succeeded by Janet Yellen
Personal details
Born Joseph Eugene Stiglitz
February 9, 1943 (1943-02-09) (age 76)
Gary, Indiana
Nationality United States
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Jane Hannaway (1978–?; divorced)
Anya Schiffrin (m. 2004)
Alma mater Amherst College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Joseph Eugene Stiglitz, ForMemRS, FBA (born February 9, 1943) is an American economist and a professor. 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.

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.

Stiglitz has received more than 40 honorary degrees, including from Cambridge and Harvard, and he has been decorated by several governments including Bolivia, Korea, Colombia, Ecuador, and most recently France, where he was appointed a member of the Legion of Honor, order Officer.

In 2011 Stiglitz was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. He is the author of several books, the latest being The Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe (2016), The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them (2015), Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy: An Agenda for Growth and Shared Prosperity (2015), and Creating a Learning Society: A New Approach to Growth Development and Social Progress (2014).

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